Joice Loretta (Earley) Archer Laingsburg Joice Loretta (Earley) Archer age 85, went to rest in the arms of her Lord on September 27, 2013. The daughter of Charles and Hilda Earley was born August 26, 1928 in Lansing, MI. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and worked for Michigan State University as a librarian. Joice enjoyed reading, collecting dolls, sewing, quilting, working on crafts, family genealogy and canning. She also dearly loved the fellowship and activities of her church and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, James Archer; son, Paul (Shelley) Adams; sisters, Charlene (Ronald) Ginther and Sandra (Aaron) Chadwick; brothers, Gary (Sue) Earley and Charles Joseph (Georgiana) Earley; many loving grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and friends. Joice was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Eddie Adams, Chuck Adams, John Adams and Larry Archer; and sisters, Bernadine Miller and Betty Throgmartin. Arrangements were handled by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes of Laingsburg. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Grove Bible Church. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Grove Bible Church. Online condolences can be made at www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Sept. 29, 2013