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March 25, 1925 ~ February 22, 2018 (age 92)
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Deacon Fletcher McArthur, a native of Selma, Alabama and a life-long resident of Prichard, Alabama transitioned to his eternal home on February 22, 2018.
Deacon McArthur was born in Wilcox County, Alabama to Pearlie Tarver on March 25, 1925. As a young man he relocated to Mobile, Alabama where he was employed as a worker on the Alabama State Docks and later as a warehouseman and truck driver for more than 40 years.
Deacon McArthur confessed Christ at an early age and upon moving to Mobile in 1942 he united with the Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church where he faithfully served for 76 years. On June 6, 1950 he married Florence Janice Preyer , his wife of 67 years and to this union was born two daughters, Sharolynne and Marcia. It was at Greater Union he served in various positions which included Sunday School Superintendent (37 years), Deacon Board Chairman, and Layman President. Deacon McArthur also served locally as an officer of the Mobile Sunlight District Association, President of the Southwest Laymen Association, recipient of the Charlie House Layman of the Year Award for Outstanding Leadership, Alabama State Association, Selma University Trustee Board, and the National Baptist Association.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearlie Tarver, 4 brothers; Joe McArthur, General, Lee Ernest (Bill), and Levi (Sonny) Tarver, two uncles Willie Miller and Lawrence McArthur, and one aunt; Daisy Miller.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife: Florence Preyer McArthur; two daughters: Sharolynne McArthur-Miles of Prichard, Alabama and Marcia (Bernard) B.J. Jones, Montgomery, Alabama. Three granddaughters: Kristin McArthur, Oxford, Alabama, Brittney (Raynard) Dabney, Montgomery, Alabama and Jaquelyn Miles, Pensacola, Florida; one sister Dora Davis Selma, Alabama, one aunt; Arcy Lettie McArthur Kushla, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and numerous loving and devoted friends.
Deacon McArthur will lie in state on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 5PM - 7PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 953 S. Broad Street • Mobile, Al 36603.
The Family will receive Family & Friends on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Sunlight District Auditorium • 809 Seminary Street • Prichard, AL 36610. A viewing will begin at 9AM followed by a 11AM Celebration of Life Service.