Charles "Bud" Bedford Fletcher, 78, of Bay, Ark., died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark. Born in Jonesboro, he was the son of the late Ernest and Faye Bettis Fletcher and had been a long time area resident. Mr. Fletcher was a member of the Broadway Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Bay and the VFW in Jonesboro. Mr. Fletcher was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mrs. Linda Fletcher of the home; four sons, Terry Fletcher and wife Tammie of Trumann, Ark., and Chuck Fletcher and wife Dana of Jonesboro, Bryon Fletcher and wife Sherry of Middlesex, N.C., and Jerry Fletcher of Clanton, Ala.; two daughters, Kristen Sloan and husband Jamie of Harrisburg, Ark., and Kathy Utley of Bay; two sisters, Lois Vincent and husband Quillon of Bay and Emma Knighten of Arkadelphia, Ark. Mr. Fletcher also leaves six grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a host of other family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fletcher was preceded in death by a sister, Patsy Ruth Fletcher.
Visitation was 10 a.m. until noon Friday, Sept. 30, at the Broadway Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Bay. Committal and burial was in the Pine Log Cemetery in Brookland with Rev. Bill Strickland officiating.
Faith Funeral Service of Manila is in charge of arrangements.