ATHENS - Harvey Joel Archer,85, died on Friday, July 1, 2011.
A native of Jackson County, he was the son of the late Fred Long Archer and Kate Simms Archer Wheless. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was employed with Eli Whit - Hav A Tampa here in Athens for over 42 years. Mr. Archer was a mason, shriner, and longtime member and former deacon of Attica Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Shields Archer, Athens; daughters, Rita Archer Duke and husband, Gary, and Becky Archer Harris and husband, Rick, all of Athens; brother, Billy Wheless, Winterville; and sister, Joyce Adams, Athens; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 3, at the chapel of Bernstein Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin Purcell and Clint Adams officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions made to United Hospice, 700 S. Enota Avenue, Gainesville, GA 30501.
Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, was in charge of arrangements.