A retired denominational journalist who worked three decades for Baptist newspapers in three states died Feb. 27 after a long battle with cancer. Fletcher Allen, 78, of Franklin, Tenn., worked 17 years as associate editor of the Baptist Courier in South Carolina before being named editor in 1983 of the Maryland Baptist, news journal of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. The paper was renamed the Baptist True Union during his editorship. It is now called Baptist Life. In 1987 Allen became editor of The Baptist & Reflector, the news journal of the Tennessee Baptist Convention. He held the post just over 10 years before retiring in 1998, ending a career in Baptist journalism that spanned more than 31 years.
May he rest in peace.