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Obituary: Gladys Archer


archerEvangelist Gladys archer went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2016, at her home in Nashville, Ark.

She was the wife of the late James Archer. She is mother to seven children, James Edward Archer of Nashville, Maple Jean Brown of Huntsville, Ala., James Lewis Archer of Saratoga, Fla., Mary Mason of Texarkana, Texas, Bishop Charles Archer of Nashville, Brenda Archer of Nashville and Apostle Jimmy Archer of Little Elm, Texas.; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Her pastor is Bishop Charles Archer, her son, and she was a proud and faithful member of Victory Way Free Church of Nashville, Ark.

She began ministry under the late Bishop Charles Willie Burchette in 1968, and later served under the late Bishop Joel Wren. She served as 2nd Assistance 2002-2005 under the late Ida M. Graham. She currently was serving as the National Supervisor of the Women Dept. and Arkansas State Supervisor under Bishop Willie Culclager.

She completed her LPN nursing training in 1978 at Cossatot Vocational Technical School and later completed her CDA Child Development at the University of Arkansas in 2002.

Her song is “If  you can’t help me please don’t stop me.” She had given over 47 years of service by feeding the people of God, caring for the sick, and providing rides for those who were in need. Somehow God always had enough to share with his people. She founded Gladys Archer Ministries sharing her little with those who  have nothing at all.

Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of the service. The wake is Friday, July 22, 2016, at 6-7 p.m. at Victory Way Free Church, 400 E. Russell, Nashville, Ark. Services are Saturday, July 23, 2016. at 11 a.m. at Williams Memorial COGIC, 1210 S. Front St., Nashville, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie C. Hubbard and Maple Porter-Jordan-Byars, and two brothers.

Survivors include: four sisters, Rosemary Whitmore of Nashville, Linda Hubbard of Ft. Worth, Texas, Rosie Holifield-Warbrough of Tempe, Ariz., and Liza Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, L.C. Hubbard and Willie Hubbard, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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