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Laura Jackson Fletcher, JOHNSON CITY

Published June 25th, 2013 9:59 pm

Laura Jackson Fletcher, 96, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her home.
Laura was born on June 6, 1917, to the late Joseph and Nancy Jane Hayes Jackson in Pound, VA. She was a native of Pound but had lived in the area since 1975.
Laura Jackson Fletcher graduated from Christopher Gist High School in 1937. She went on to begin working at Briggs Manufacturing in Detroit, MI, during WWII making airplane parts. Laura was a member of the Boones Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking and participating in fundraising.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Orville Fletcher; brothers, Cecil, Elvin and Johnny Jackson; and sisters, Elgie Stallard and Drusilla Varner.
Survivors include her sisters, Nora Davis, of Charleston, WV, and Corena Patton, of Manassas, VA; many nieces/nephews and great-nieces/nephews; Locally: Gary and Peggy Varner, of Johnson City.
Visitation for Laura Jackson Fletcher will be Friday, June 28, 2013, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Boones Creek Baptist Church, 304 Pickens Bridge Road, Johnson City, TN 37615.
A Celebration of Life service will begin at 12 with Reverend Ken Kyker and Reverend Arnold “Bud” Pate officiating.
The interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will include friends and family present.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boones Creek Baptist Church.
Online condolences may be sent to the family of Laura Jackson Fletcher by signing the online guest registry found on the funeral home’s website (, or by sending an e-condolence to Any other condolences may be mailed to Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, 5913 Kingsport Hwy. in Gray, TN. 423-477-7911
Snyder’s Memorial Gardens is proudly serving the Fletcher family; we are located at 5913 Kingsport Hwy. Gray, TN 37615.