Jewell Archer, 90, of Fordyce, died Tuesday February 8, 2005 in his home. Mr. Archer was born in Carthage, AR, on March 3, 1914 to the late Crum Lamar & Annie Julia Carter Archer. He was a member of the Pilgrims Rest Primitive Baptist Church and a Retired Iron Worker, and a member of the Local Iron Workers #321where he served for over 60 years.
He is survived by a son, Derwood Archer & wife Karen of Fordyce; two daughters, Margaret Archer Tidwell of Fordyce, Ann Archer Campbell & husband Wayne of Fordyce; two brothers, Dale Archer of Elwood, IL, James Archer of Little Rock, AR; nine grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. Mr. Archer was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Hannah Belle Oakley Archer, a brother, Carter Archer; a sister, Bonnie Archer Lusk; a son-in-law Edward L. Tidwell; and two great grandchildren, Jet and Whitney Tidwell.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm Friday February 11, 2005 at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in McDonald Cemetery, with the Rev. B.L. Blann officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday evening at the Funeral Home in Fordyce. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com