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Museum director, county commissioner dies in Greeneville

Published On: Aug 22 2014 04:56:38 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 23 2014 05:27:52 PM CDT
Earl Fletcher
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -

UPDATE: Nathanael Greene Museum has shut down for the next few days to honor Fletcher. They released this statement on their Facebook page.

"We are sad to announce the passing of our Executive Director, Earl Fletcher, this morning. He has been a tireless force in building the museum to its present status. Our love and support go to his wife and son. In respect, the Museum will be closed until Wednesday, August 27th. Rest well, Earl."

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There is sad news from Greeneville -- Earl Fletcher, Jr., executive director of the Nathanael Greene Museum, died suddenly Friday.

According to Eizabeth Hagood-Johnson of WGRV radio, Fletcher was a teacher and coach in local school system. He was recently appointed Greene County historian, and was also a former announcer with WGRV.

News 5 WCYB's Jim Conrad interviewed him about a month ago about a new museum project.

Fletcher was just elected as a Greene County commissioner, but had not yet been sworn in.

Now the open seat in the 6th District is expected to be on the November 4 ballot.