Fletcher Slavens died at his farm home near Laddonia on New Year's Day, following three years of ill health and several months of critical illness.

The son of Jeff and Olivia Elsberry Slavens, Wm. Fletcher Slavens was born in Audrain county April 1st, 1892. In 1919 he was united in marriage to Miss Erma Peake of Perry who survives. He also leaves two children, Walter and Darline of the home, three brothers, Clarence and Ed Slavens of Rush Hill and Dean Slavens of Laddonia, three sisters, Mrs. E.M. Pearl and Mrs. Wm. Gilbert of Laddonia, and Mrs. John Plante of Mexico.

In 1912 he united with the Farber Baptist church. He was a farmer and spent his entire life in this locality where he has many friends.

Rev. W. D. Wigger had charge of the funeral service from the Laddonia Baptist church Friday afternoon.

Laddonia (Missouri) Herald, January 8, 1941.