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Alabama Car Crash Claims Life of Ira “Supreme” Fleming

Ira “Supreme” Fleming, who headed the St. John arm of the Public Works Department during the administration of former Gov. Alexander Farrelly, died Monday in a car crash in Alabama. He was 69.
The sharp bend on Centerline Road in Estate Pastory where Fleming lived is informally known as Supreme’s Corner.
The 6:15 p.m. accident also claimed the life of three others from the same family. All four were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
They are Fleming’s grandson, Kelvin Pickering, 15, of Naples, Fla.; and Pickering’s grandmother, Lorraine Fleming, 62, of Snellville, Ga. The driver of the car, Fleming’s sister, Jennifer Richardson, 53, of College Park, Ga., also died in the accident.
Richardson was driving a 2010 Mazda north on Interstate 65 three miles south of Greenville.
“The vehicle left the road and crossed the median into the path of another vehicle,” Alabama State Trooper spokesman Dorris Teague said Tuesday.
The five occupants of that vehicle were injured.
A third vehicle hit the rear of the second car. Teague said no one in that car was injured. She said the accident remains under investigation.
Arrangements are pending at Hudson Funeral Home in Greenville, the Rev. Lee Moorer said.
St. John Administrator Leona Smith remembered Fleming as a quiet and humble man who got along well with people.
“He worked very diligently and did a very good job,” she said.
Fleming could often be found walking for exercise early in the morning and in Cruz Bay Park playing dominoes, Smith said.

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