Elizabeth “Mossie” “Lorene” (Eldridge) Fletcher, 76

Published 2:46 am Friday, July 21, 2017

Elizabeth “Mossie” “Lorene” (Eldridge) Fletcher, 76, of Crab Orchard, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017 at her home.

Elizabeth was born April 5, 1941, in the community of Kenvir in Harlan County to the late Jess and Mollie (Jones) Eldridge. She grew up on Copper Creek and attended Brodhead School. She began working for Cowden’s Manufacturing in 1960 and retired after 33 years of service. She was a previous member of both Valley and Immanuel Baptist Church. Elizabeth was an avid quilter, having hand quilted over 50 quilts in the past 13 years. She enjoyed collecting four-leaf clovers and had collected 33,448 notebooks. She was the widow of James “Newtie” Fletcher who preceded her in death on March 22, 2004.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura and husband Phil Brandenburg of Stanford and Teresa and husband Wayne Renner of Crab Orchard; two sisters, Marie Walter and Verta (Shirley) Williams; a brother, Ellis (Betty) Eldridge; five grandchildren, Valerie, Amanda, Jessica, Jamie and Travis; six great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Virginia Metcalf, Martha Cowan, Janice Southard and Mary Davidson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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In addition to her husband and parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by a son, James N. Fletcher, Jr.; sister, Nellie Jean Walter; and infant brothers, Carl, Otis, Willis and Amos Eldridge.

Funeral services were Sunday, July 16, 2017 at McKnight Funeral Home with Eugene Walter officiating. Burial was in the Corner Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Phil Brandenburg, Wayne and Travis Renner, Randy Eldridge, Larry Mullins and David Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie and Eugene Walter and Dwight Sneed.