Thelma Archibald

LAKESITE, TENN. Thelma Archibald, age 95, of Lakesite, Tenn., formerly of Cottondale, died Jan. 9, 2011, at North Parks Hospital in Hixson, Tenn. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Ronnie Holmes officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is handling arrangements.

She was lovingly known by her grandchildren as “Pappa”.

She was a member of Middle Valley Baptist Church of Hixson, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bruce Archibald, infant daughter, Margaret, and sons, Richard and Fred Archibald.

Survivors include her daughters, Ramona Vandekerhove (Joe) of Los Angeles, Calif., Elaine Butler (Bennie) of Lakesite, Tenn., and Rosemarie Holmes (Ronnie) of Buchanan, Ga.; sons, Bruce Archibald (Carol) of Salem, Ore., Carl Archibald (Barbara) of Northport, and Jimmy Archibald of Wiggins, Miss.; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Scott Holmes, Greg Butler, David Holmes, Allen Archibald, Mac Archibald.

Honorary pallbearers are Steve Buchanan, Sam Bledsoe, Dylan Osborn, Tommy Rester and Clint Hamner.

Condolences may be offered at

Funeral Home

Memory Chapel Funeral Home
2200 Skyland Blvd East Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
(205) 553-1430

Published in Tuscaloosa News on Jan. 12, 2011