The Obituary for Mrs. Frances Cotney Archer


The funeral service for Frances Cotney Archer, age 77 of Ashland, will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with Bro. Phillip Holloway and Bro. Jim Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the New Harmony Christian Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Archer passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at her home. She was a native of Clay County, a former resident of Chambers County, but had lived most of her life in Clay County. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing, playing games and working crossword puzzle books. She also liked being outdoors raising chickens, guinea hens, and peacocks.

Mrs. Archer is survived by one daughter, Gaynell Archer; one son, Larry Archer, both of Ashland; three grandchildren: Linda, Leroy, and Angel; and three great-grandchildren: Derrick, Thomas, and Jeremy.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Kermit and Mildred Gortney Cotney; her husband of 48 years, Leon “Red” Archer; one daughter, Joyce Rice; two sisters: Lorene McCain and Wyvene Brown and one brother, Clifford Cotney.

Phillip Campbell, Brian Denney, Darrell Green Sr., Darrell Green Jr., Billy Carr and Michael Knowles will serve as active pallbearers. Paul Holloway and Lonnie Miles will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.