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Retired Carthage businesswoman, Mrs. Pearl Fisher, age 91, of Carthage, was pronounced dead at 2:12 p.m., Saturday afternoon, October 18, 2014 at the Riverview Regional E. R. in Carthage.
Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted by Eld. James Thomas Gibbs on Friday morning, October 24th at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the Fisher family lot in Ridgewood Cemetery.
One of three children of the late Alvis and Viola Holt Leach of Overton County, she was born Pearl Maude Leach in Livingston on February 8, 1923.
In 1944 at the age of 21, she moved from Livingston to Akron, Ohio and worked in a U. S. defense plant for two years during World War II.
She then relocated to Carthage and was employed at the Sweete Shop on Spring Street in Carthage.
Two brothers preceded her in death, Reuben Leach and Charlie Leach.
In Albany, Kentucky on April 17, 1949, she was united in marriage to Lancaster community native John Benton Fisher, who preceded her in death on September 2, 1978 at the age of 57 after only twenty nine years of marriage.
A granddaughter, Lisa Michelle Fisher, died at birth on September 13, 1972.
Mrs. Fisher was also preceded in death by a 36 year old daughter, Patricia Ann Fisher Morse, who died as the result of an automobile accident on Hwy. 52 West in Lafayette on December 3, 1995. A son, Edward E. Fisher, died at the age of 57 this past February 7, 2014.
Mrs. Fisher was owner and operator from 1963 until her retirement in 1995 of the former City Café in Carthage which was first located on Main Street in the building now occupied by Verizon Wireless and then relocated to Dixon Springs Highway in the building now occupied by Movie Time.
At the close of her career from 1991 until mid-1995, she moved back downtown to the square and was located at the corner of 3rd Ave. West and Water Street in the Pete Watts Building.    
Mrs. Fisher was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ in Overton County.
Surviving are two of her four children: Paula Fisher Bledsoe and husband, Louis, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; John Dillard Fisher and wife, Myra McClanahan Fisher, of South Carthage; seven grandchildren: Stacey Fisher, John William Fisher and wife, Jessica, Will Bledsoe and wife, Ashley, Joanna Anderson and husband, James, T. J. Petty, Jonathan Sloan and Hannah Morse; eight great-grandchildren.
The Fisher family requests memorials to the Hannah Morse Education Fund.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

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