Memorial Service July 31 for Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher, former Dean of Nursing | Schools
A memorial service for Dr. Gerry Cadenhead Fletcher will be held on July 31 at 6 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Dr. Fletcher, former dean of the College of Nursing and dedicated supporter of Southern Miss athletics, died July 22 at Forrest General Hospital. She was 73.
A graveside service for Dr. Fletcher is planned for July 27, at 2 p.m. at Blocker Cemetery in Marshall, Texas, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Downs Funeral Home in Marshall, Texas. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg is also assisting with arrangements.
Dr. Fletcher first joined Southern Miss in 1980 as professor and chair of the nursing program. From 1983 to 1988 she was assistant dean and professor of nursing, and then was interim director of the School of Nursing before being named dean of the College of Nursing in 1997. She retired from the university in 2001.
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