Mr. Fletcher Seabolt, 81, of Rice Mill Road in Hartwell, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born March 2, 1937, in Dahlonega, he was the son of the late Arch Caleb Seabolt and Julia Ann Wilkins Seabolt. Mr. Seabolt attended North Georgia Technical College.
He was owner and operator of the Dairy Queen of Hartwell for 48 years, and founded Fletcher's restaurant in 1996. He grew up as a saw miller, was an avid hunter, fisherman and ham radio operator. He also supported many community activities. Fletcher was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Germany.
Survivors include his wife: Frances Stover Seabolt; children: Mark Seabolt (Laura) of Hartwell, Ricky Lawson (Charlotte) of Brunswick, Gail Hubbard (Bill) of Hartwell, Beverly Lawson of Hartwell, and Ray Dorsey of Hartwell, whom Fletcher loved as a son; four sisters, Linda Connery (Ron) of Lakewood, Florida, Thelma Lance (Jerry) of Cleveland, Callie Copeland of Cornelia, and Hilda Fain of Helen; five grandchildren, Wyatt Somers, Evelyn Somers, Ivy Fletcher Seabolt, Wes Lawson, and Carly Lawson; one great-grandchild, Elliot Colsby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Seabolt was preceded in death by one son, Joey Lawson; one brother, J.D. Seabolt; and one sister, Gladys Wehunt.
A memorial service celebrating Fletcher's life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the Abundant Life Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Brewer, the Rev. Mike Hardy and Dr. Hugh Kirby officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abundant Life Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 237, Hartwell, GA 30643.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.stricklandfh.com.
Strickland Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Hartwell were in charge of arrangements.
White County News - Cleveland, Georgia
November 1, 2018