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Flemon Jeter, a deacon at New Hope Baptist Church, died Wednesday (Oct. 22 , 1997) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a long illness. He was 84.

Jeter, a native of Union, S.C., moved to Buffalo in 1942.

He worked at the General Motors plant in the Town of Tonawanda and retired in 1973.

Jeter joined New Hope Church shortly after moving to Buffalo, became a member of the Usher Board and served as treasurer. He was one of the oldest members of the board and was an ordained deacon, the highest office a lay person can hold in the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, the former Inez Gist; a son Paul W.; two daughters, Ruth Baker of Marietta Ga., and Mildred J. Richards; a sister, Isadora J. Holland; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Church, 543 Richmond Ave. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

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