Funeral Rites for Joyce Ann Fletcher TuesdayA lovely ray of sunshine was removed from this community Wednesday when the final funeral rites for Miss Joyce Ann Fletcher, one of the community´s most lovable young girls, were held in the auditorium of the First Baptist Church with Rev. Herman Coe, pastor of the church assisted by Howard B. Hollowell, pastor of First Methodist Church officiating.
Miss Fletcher died in the Nichols General hospital at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning from severe cuts and bruises she received in an automobile accident when the car she was in ran into a building Thursday night of last week. Several other occupants of the car suffered only slight bruises and shock.
Miss Fletcher made her home with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Collins at Gladewater shortly after the death of her mother several years ago, later moving to El Paso and Pecos with her father J. J. Fletcher, and brothers, where she attended school.
Coming to Spur about 2 years ago, Miss Fletcher was a senior this year in the Spur High School where she had been elected pep squad leader. She was a contributing member to the Rowell last year, a member of the Artaban Club and the Daughters of the 1933 Study Club.
At the age of ten, Miss Fletcher was converted and joined the First Baptist Church. After moving to Spur she became affiliated with the local church where she was known to be a loyal member to her Sunday School and church. Everyone in Spur who knew Joyce will remember her as a truly wonderful person who will be greatly missed by her many friends.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Draper, Lane Ericson, W. C. Rumfield, Donald DeLisle, Orville Robinson, and Elmer Gannon.
Flower bearers were Maxine Adams, Robbie Hoover, Davie Sue Sullivan, Aline Ball, Autry Nell Dyess, Inez Penn, Forrestine Mecom, Ila Ruth Draper and Betty Jean Alldredge.
Survivors are her father and step-mother, 4 brothers: Jess Jr. S2/c Norman, OK; Bob, MM1/c, U.S. Navy, overseas; Jack, Phm. 2/c U.S. Navy overseas.
Interment was in the Spur cemetery under the direction of Campbell´s Funeral Home.
©The Texas Spur, September 21, 1944From the records of Lillian Grace Nay
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