Iris Estelle Archer Phelps
Iris Estelle Archer Phelps
  • February 16, 1930 - March 2, 2017
  • Lynchburg, Virginia

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Iris Estelle Archer Phelps, 87, of Lynchburg passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Bobby Gene Archer. Born February 16, 1930, in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of the late Edward William Freeman, Sr. and the late Sally Beatrice Fulcher Freeman.

Iris was a retired physical therapist aide for the Central Virginia Training Center and a member of Good News Baptist Church.

Iris is survived by her children, Ronald Archer and his wife Goldie of Lynchburg, Chester Archer and his wife Regina of Madison Heights and Floyd Archer and his wife Darlene of Madison Heights; two brothers, Ronnie freeman of Lynchburg and Kenneth Freeman and his wife Mary of Lynchburg; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Jordan Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Melvin Campbell. Interment will follow at Meade Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church and at other times at the residence of Ronnie and Goldie Archer.

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Whitten Park Avenue Chapel is serving the family, (434) 845-4521.