James Fletcher Meders, 76, accomplished auto painter

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James Fletcher Meders
James Fletcher Meders

ROCKY POINT – James Fletcher Meders, 76, of Rocky Point, passed gently from his earthly life on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, with beloved family at his bedside at The Village on Campbell in Burgaw.

He was born March 22, 1940, in Omega, Georgia, the son of the late Henry C. and Addie Lee Fletcher Meders. Also remembered are four sisters who preceded James in death.

James is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Faye Newbern Meders; children, Jimmy F. Meders of Jackson, Georgia, Stacey L. Meders (Alison) of Atkinson, Laurie M. Roder (Chuck) of High Springs, Florida, and Leigh M. Pittman (Tony) of Rocky Point; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Clifton “Hank” Meders (Linda) and Walter Meders (Susan); sisters, Helen Revels (Steve) and Carol Jean Meders; many nieces, nephews and friends.

As an accomplished auto paint and body man, Mr. Meder’s career spanned many years until his health no longer permitted him to work.

He loved his family. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought great joy into his life. His vibrant, joking personality endeared him to both family and friends. Favorite pastimes were spending time with family and watching  “Walker Texas Ranger.”

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.

A visitation will be 12-1:30 p.m.at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton, Georgia on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. in Omega Cemetery, Omega, Georgia.

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