History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

About US

The growth of Fletcher-Day Funeral Home, Inc. in Thomaston can be traced back to 1893; when C. M. Pasley, Sr. operated the C. M. Livery, Feed and Sale Stable and decided to build caskets in advance, as a service to the families who had been renting his wagon and horses to transport their loved one to a cemetery for burial. In 1918, Mr. Pasley's son, C. M. "Charles" Pasley Jr., joined the firm. His wife, Jewell Barron Pasley became an active part of the business in 1921, and in 1937 the family business shifted away from the livery stable and now focused on the funeral home. In 1952, Charles and Jewell's daughter, Ann, married James H. "Jimmy" Fletcher of Molena. Three years later, Jimmy joined the staff of his father-in-law's business and in 1961; Pasley Funeral Home became Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home, Inc..  In 2013, long-time employee Darren Day, became Vice President and a partner in the business, and in 2015, the firm's name was changed to Fletcher-Day Funeral Home, Inc. 

The business moved to its current location on North Church Street in 1972. This modern facility met the needs of a changing society, and solidified the funeral home's position as a leader in service to the community. 


We're Now Four Generations Strong

We're proud when we tell people that it's the fourth generation of Fletchers who own the business. Bob Fletcher and Darren Day continue to maintain the oldest business in the county (under continuous ownership by the same family) and continue the long tradition of service which stretches from the late 19th century, into the 21st century.

Fletcher-Day continues to use traditional funeral home values while integrating new technologies and customizing needs for families. We are progressive in personalizing a funeral service by offering an active website, pre-planning on-line, video tributes and other innovative personalization options. Our newest endeavor is our Funeral Resource Center, which offers families an opportunity to create a memorable, lasting personal tribute to their loved ones.


About Us

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home in Thomaston is the result of the hard work and dedication to the community of the C. M. Pasley, Sr., family. In 1893 Mr. Pasley operated the C. M. Livery, Feed and Sale Stable and decided to build caskets in advance to offer to families who had been renting his wagon and horses to transport caskets and bodies to homes and cemeteries.

In 1918, Mr. Pasley's son, C. M. "Charles" Pasley Jr., joined the firm. His wife, Jewell Barron Pasley became an active part of the business in 1921, and in 1937 the family business shifted away from the livery stable and now focused on the Funeral Home.

In 1952, Charles and Jewell's daughter, Ann, married James H. "Jimmy" Fletcher of Molena. Three years later, Jimmy joined the staff of his father-in-law's business and in 1961, Pasley Funeral Home became Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home. The business moved to its current location on North Church Street in 1972. This modern facility met the needs of a changing culture and solidified Pasley-Fletcher's position as a leader in service to the community.

Bob Fletcher and Darren Day continue to maintain the oldest business in the county, and continue a tradition of service into the 21st century.

Fletcher-Day continues to use traditional funeral home values while integrating new technologies and customizing needs for families. We are progressive in personalizing a funeral service by offering an active website, pre-planning on-line, video tributes and other innovative personalization options. Our newest endeavor is our Funeral Resource Center, which offers families an opportunity to create a memorable, lasting personal tribute to their loved ones.

Fletcher-Day Funeral Home looks forward to the continued compassionate caring service that was begun in 1893.


Sincerely,
Bob Fletcher and Darren Day


Our Valued Staff

Bob  Fletcher

Bob Fletcher, President

Bob is a native of Thomaston, Georgia, who graduated from R.E. Lee Institute in 1982. Bob also graduated from North Georgia College and State University in 1986, and entered the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer. He served for six years before returning to Thomaston.
A year after returning, in 1993, Bob graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service.
He is a member of the Thomaston Rotary Club and Thomaston-Upson Airport Authority. He and his wife, Kyle, are members of First Baptist Church. They have two children. Bob enjoys tennis, swimming and woodworking.


Darren P. Day CFSP

Darren P. Day CFSP, Vice President

Darren was born in Thomaston, Georgia where he graduated from high school in 1996. Some four years later, in 2000, Darren graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He is a member of The Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia, The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, GFDA, NFDA, and Pi Sigma Eta, a national honors fraternity for funeral directors and embalmers. Darren currently serves as President of the Thomaston Sertoma and serves on the Board of Directors of the Thomaston Chamber of Commerce. Darren and his wife, Jodie have two children.


Ann  Pasley Fletcher

Ann Pasley Fletcher

Ann was born in Thomaston, to Charles M. and Jewell Barron Pasley, who were second generation funeral directors. C.M. Pasley. Sr., Ann's grandfather, founded Pasley Funeral Home in 1893. She’s a graduate of R.E. Lee High School and of Weslyan College.
She married Jimmy Fletcher, and they became active in Pasley Funeral Home in the middle years of the 1950s. In 1960, their participation in the firm was validated when the company name changed to Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home. Ann is active in The First Baptist Church of Thomaston and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren.


Phil  Hancock

Phil Hancock, Funeral Service Associate

Phil is a native of Upson County. He graduated from R.E. Lee Institute and Mercer University. He is a member and past president of the Thomaston Sertoma Club, currently serving on its Board of Directors. He is also chairman of the Upson EMC Foundation is a member of Thurston Community Club, Upson County Farm Bureau, John B. Gordon Camp #1449, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Phil is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he serves as a Deacon. . Phil’s hobbies include traveling, history, reading and caring for his pets.


Anita Dillard

Anita Dillard, Funeral Service Administration / Secretary / Receptionist

Anita Pritchett Dillard graduated from Crisp County High School, Massey Business School in Atlanta, and Gordon College in Barnesville. She is a Registered Nurse, and worked at Upson Regional Medical Center prior to joining Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home in 1998, as an Administrative Assistant. Anita serves our firm as receptionist and financial secretary.
She and her husband, Gene, are members of Ramah Primitive Baptist Church, Barnesville. Anita has traveled with a Medical/Ministerial Team on two mission trips to the Ukraine, and she is a former Girl Scout Leader. She and her husband Gene have two children and four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.


Ed Alverson

Ed Alverson, Funeral Service Associate

Ed graduated from Troup County High School in LaGrange in 1972. He attended Gordon Jr. College and is retired from the Georgia State Patrol after 33 years of service. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children and two grandchildren. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church where he is an Elder and the interim organist. His hobbies include woodworking and playing piano and organ.


Don  Sanders

Don Sanders, Funeral Service Associate

Don is a graduate of R. E. Lee Institute and earned a BS degree in Business from Mercer University. He is a veteran of the US Navy, having served two tours in Viet Nam. Don is a retired transportation manager and logistics consultant. He worked for Thomaston Mills and later owned S & S Consultants. Don and his wife, Phyllis, are members of First Presbyterian Church where Don serves as an Elder. He is a member of VFW Post 6447 and enjoys reading and watching sports.


Phyllis Sanders

Phyllis Sanders, Funeral Service Associate

Phyllis graduated from R. E. Lee Institute and earned a BS degree in Education from Mercer University. She retired from the Thomaston-Upson Schools after 26 years as a middle school teacher. Prior to her teaching career, she spent several years working for local banks. Phyllis and her husband, Don, are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Thomaston. They have two children and five grandchildren. Phyllis is a member of the Thomaston-Upson and GA Retired Educators Association, and she serves as secretary for the Board of Directors of the Thomaston-Upson Sports Hall of Fame. She enjoys reading, crocheting, watching sports, cooking, and going to the beach.


Tim  South

Tim South, Funeral Service Associate

Tim currently serves as pastor of Elkins Creek Baptist Church. He and his wife, Darlene, have three daughters and two granddaughters. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and making leather crafts.


Emory Morris

Emory Morris, Funeral Service Associate

Emory is a graduate of R. E. Lee Institute and attended Upson Technical School. He owns a lawn care business and enjoys sports, woodworking, and helping others. Emory is a veteran of the US Army, having served in Viet Nam and Iraq. Emory and his wife, Julie, are members of Mountain View Baptist Church and they have two children.


Neill Sanders

Neill Sanders, Funeral Service Associate

Neill is a 1989 graduate of R.E. Lee Institute, and he earned his Associates degree from Gordon College in 1993. He is currently a Sergeant with the Upson County Sheriff's Department. Neill and his wife, Dawn, have three children and one grandchild, and they attend New Hope Baptist Church. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf, and he recently completed his certification in scuba diving.


Raymond Duecker

Raymond Duecker, Funeral Service Associate

Mr. Duecker is retired from the US Army with 20 years service. He has previously worked for B. F. Goodrich Martha Mills, the State of Georgia Corrections Department, and Home Depot. Raymond is a member of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department. He and his wife, Carol, are members of New Harmony Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys horseback riding and traveling.


Scott  Duecker

Scott Duecker, Funeral Service Associate

Scott is employed with Buffalo Rock Pepsi. He and his wife, Jill, are members of Mountain View Baptist Church, and they have a son and three grandchildren. He is a volunteer with the Northside Volunteer Fire Department and enjoys hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.


Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders, Funeral Service Associate

Jeff is a graduate of R. E. Lee and is a certified Master Emergency Manager. He is retired from the Ga. Forestry Commission and a retired volunteer with Upson County Emergency Management. He is currently the safety director for The Rock Ranch and serves on various local public safety committees. Jeff and his wife, Jackie, have three children and two grandchildren, and he is a member of Christ Chapel Community Church. He enjoys spending time with family, researching fire department history, and fishing.


Barry Gordy

Barry Gordy, Funeral Service Associate

Barry graduated from R. E. Lee Institute, Gordon College, and West Georgia College. He earned a BS degree in Business with a minor in Economics. He had a successful career of more than 44 years in the insurance business, having dealt in life, health, property, and casualty insurance. Barry and his wife, Connie, have two daughters and three granddaughters. He enjoys all outdoor activities.


Cindy  Wright

Cindy Wright, Funeral Service Associate

Cindy graduated from Upson High School and attended Southern Crescent Technical College. She was employed by SouthCrest Bank for 18 years and is currently employed by United Bank in Thomaston. She is married to Jimmy Wright, the student pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Molena , where she teaches a middle school group. Cindy and Jimmy have one son. Her hobbies include photography, walking, fishing, and gardening.


Gayla Trice

Gayla Trice, Funeral Service Associate

Gayla graduated from R. E. Lee Institute and Upson Technical College. She is retired after working for Thomaston Mills, Upson County DFCS, and the GA Department of Transportation. Gayla and her husband, Wayne, are members of East Thomaston Baptist Church, and they have one daughter. Gayla's hobby is crocheting.


Troy V. Chaney

Troy V. Chaney, Funeral Service Associate

Troy graduated from Homeschool in 2017. He is a member of Northside Baptist Church where he serves as one of the Churches Audio/Video Technicians. He is a past member of the Upson County 4-H Club and has served as president of that organization. Troy is also a member of the Pike County Tractor Club and the Upson County GOP. In his spare time Troy enjoys learning about History.