of Paris, AR
June 7, 1946 - August 25, 2022
Sonja Rhea Fletcher, 76, of Paris, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2022 in Paris. She was born on June 7, 1946 in Salinas, California to her parents, Theron Gordon Parker and Sylvia Laverne (Wright) Parker. Sonja worked for over 40 years in the oil and gas industry in land services and served as the Logan County Clerk from 1986-1988. She was known as a local historian and even wrote a book on the history of Logan County while in high school. She served as a commissioner for the Paris Logan County Coal Miner's Memorial and was instrumental in maintaining the "You know you are from Paris, Arkansas if" facebook page, which allowed former residents of Paris all over the country to view the history of Paris. She was an active member of the Petroleum Landman's Association in Fort Smith and loved working puzzles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Terry Gordon Parker and her first husband, Guy Conley III. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Harry Fletcher of Paris; one daughter, Christie Marie Creek and husband, Adam of Paris; one son, Brian Fletcher and wife, Tonya of Paris; one sister, Paula Ceniceros of Prairie Grove; 11 grandchildren, Stevie Leigh, Chloe Fulton, Ashley Creek, Drew Creek, Brooke Creek, Caleigh Fletcher, Bennett Fletcher, Megan Orr, Aly Canada, Piper Baumgartner and Lacey Walters and 8 great grandchildren, Avaleigh Creek, Cora Jane Ragan, Maddux Orr, CC Orr, Baylor Canada, Boone Canada, Joshua George and Lincoln Walters. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel in ParisFuneral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel officiated by K.C. Collins. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Bennett Fletcher, Drew Creek, James Collier, Billy Strobel, Erich Fletcher and Roy Kelm. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Walker, Joe Ceniceros, Jr., Steve Ceniceros and Andy Ceniceros. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Coal Miner's Memorial, P.O. Box 271, Paris, AR 72855 or drop off at the Paris City Hall.
Condolences to the family and friends of Sonja. We will miss you, sharing knowledge about the history of our area. Peace to you and your family.
Oh my, what a loss! Sonja was an absolute delight - funny, smart, quick-witted, and such a great friend. She and I ran an oil and gas exploration business together for many years. I always said that if she ever quit the oil and gas industry, I would also because she was my go-to person. Many fond memories of her that I will always treasure. Blessings to her family.
Sending condolences, to the family and friends, of Mrs. Sonja Fletcher. I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I never met or talked to Mrs. Fletcher, just an avid reader of her Facebook Postings and a member of the group. I will sadly miss her postings. I’m from Shoal Creek/Midway Arkansas and enjoy all of the Facebook Postings.Clara ShoalsSt Louis, MO
We love you and miss you ❤️
Harry & Family, my sincere condolences to each of you. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When I heard that Sonja was at the Paint Rock Cemetery Decoration in May, I was in hopes that she had gotten past the worst and had many years ahead of her. Sonja & I were in the same class at Magazine and our families were very close. She lived a wonderful, fulfilling life and was such a good person. She will be missed. God Bless her and each of you. Harry, Jacquelyn Parker-Rodgers also sends her condolences.
To Sonjas family, I am so sorry to hear about Sonjas passing. I always considered her a special friend and was a pleasure everytime i met her and the special conversations we would have. She did a lot for many people and will be missed by many. My love and prayers go out to her family for this deep loss. May god bless you!
Sonja and I served together on the Paris Coal Miners Association. She was a kind and dedicated person who loved Paris and it’s people. I’m so sorry for the loss all of us feel at her passing and send my deep condolences to her family and friends.
Sonya was my classmate and was instrumental in our class reunions. Her presence in Paris and all her involvement in keeping the history of the city alive will be greatly missed.
I’m so saddened to hear about the loss of Sonja my thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was just family to me and my family. God bless you all. I’ll keep you in my prayers Harry and family.
So sorry to hear about Sonja's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry and family. Sonja and I were classmates at Paris High School class of 1964.
Was a blessing meeting such a special woman. No matter how small the details of your life, she always remembered them! I told her she had a personality I would have given lots to have. It’s said you pass like you lived and hours before she passed, you could hear her chuckle !!!! I know she will be missed and I pray for comfort for her dear loved ones! God bless you all❤️
Oh, how I will miss Sonja's sense of humor. I started training in oil and gas with her more years ago than I want to admit. She was smart, quick-witted and a pure pleasure to know. My sympathy to her family, but, just know, wherever she is, its a happier place because of her presence.
My sincere condolences to Sonja’s family and friends. I only knew her through the internet, but felt as if I knew her in person. She has helped many with her newspaper articles that she has shared. The long hours she spent helping others touched the lives of many. She definitely touched mine. May God be with each of you at this time and in the future is my prayer.
So sorry to hear about your loss Harry. Let me know if there is anything you need or anything that I can do for you.
So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. She will be missed dearly.
So sorry to hear about Sonja. She was such a nice lady. We have enjoyed being neighbors with her and the family.She always kept up with current events and even memories of the past through her Facebook page.Harry and family our prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss in our prayers and thoughts
My prayers for the family.
So sorry to hear this prayers for her families and friends.She was a such sweet lady that will be missed by all that knew and loved her !
Condolences to her husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. May God grant you comfort. I grew up in Paris and was friends with her sister, Paula. Signed, Wanda Tucker Crouch
So sorry to hear of Sonja’s passing. She will be greatly missed by all of her classmates. our prayers are with her many family and friends.
To Sonja's family,,,,I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much she loved her family and they loved her. I know there must be hundreds of people that she has helped in her work on the different sites on computer with family information . She will be greatly missed. I believe she was a perfect example of what a woman should be. I will miss her wittiness and her laughter.
I am vey sadden with Sonia death. She was friends with my parents before I came friends with her. She was a very smart and special lady. I will miss her posts on the facebook page. Prayers for her familly. I hope you will share all of the memories you have made with her.
To Brian, Tonya, Bennett, Caleigh and the entire family, Please accept my sympathy on the death of Sonja. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Sincerely, Celeste
I treasured Sonja's friendship and will miss her more than words can say. She had a heart of gold and always thought of others. I loved our exchanges of Paris history and the genealogies of so many of the families of Logan County. She had a wonderful mind and could recall so many people, places, and things about our corner of Logan County. She was truly one of a kind, and I, as well as everyone who knew her, know she leaves a big hole in my life that cannot be filled. Rest well, dear friend.
I'm so sorry for your loss prayers for all of you.
Oh how we will miss her information from the past. Prayers for you, family
Sending love and prayers. Have really enjoyed her keeping us that grew up in Paris and moved ,but still keep up with everyone. She will be missed by everyone
So saddened to hear this! Sonia & I have been friends for a long time. She will be truly missed by so many!! Hugs & prayers for the family! 💕
So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for her family.
We are both so sorry to hear of the passing of Sonja...she will be greatly missed..Prayers for the family
Sorry sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady she will be greatly missed
Tears are streaming down my face. I have known Sonja since we were kids living in the same neighborhood. She did so much to keep the history of Paris alive and I valued her friendship. I know she is visiting with Joyce (Friddle) in heaven and comparing notes. Rest in Peace Sonja. You will be greatly missed.
I am so saddened to read of Sonja’s death. She had been a friend since high school. She was a year ahead of me in school, but our classes had a couple of joint reunions, and Sonja was the one in her class who always kept up with everyone. She was so, so smart and truly interested in learning about a lot of different subjects, but especially local history. I kept a copy of the Logan County history she wrote as a high school student in the library at PHS years later. Students often used it as a resource. The Facebook page she helped administer is a sourced of information for thousands and has afforded lots of people the opportunity to learn more about their roots or to reconnect with long lost friends. Sonja was probably more knowledgeable about our history than anyone else. Besides all this, she was a genuinely nice person. Our community has lost a great lady, and we will miss her. My sincere condolences to the family.
Much love and continuing prayers for all of you. Please reach out if there is anything you need in the coming days.-Marilyn Moix