October 13, 1929 - January 1, 2021
Lillian Castleberry Archer passed away January 1, 2021 at her home in Franklin, NC. with her husband Allie and daughter Deborah. She was predeceased by her father, Benjamin K Castleberry; mother, Dessie Floyd Castleberry; sister, Mildred C Shirley; brother-in-law, Edwin Shirley; daughter, Rita Archer Tharp; and sister-in-law, Melba Vernon Castleberry. She was born October 13, 1929 in Cumming, GA. She was a 1946 graduate from Chestatee High School in Gainesville, GA and Business school in Atlanta, GA. She worked at Southern Springbed in Atlanta where she met her husband, Allie Archer. In 1958, she and her family moved to Savannah where she was an active member of Ardsley Park Baptist Church. She loved and enjoyed her church missions, activities and many close friends. After working at Derst Baking Company for several years, she left to join her husband, Allie, in their business Atlas Fabric Gallery until she retired. She battled multiple myeloma in the early ‘80’s vowing she would paint if God let her survive. Although left with permanent health issues, she soldiered on with her painting and was an active member of the Savannah Artist Guild until moving to their Franklin, NC mountain home in 2008. She was a member of Cowee Baptist Church in Franklin. Lillian is survived by her husband of 62 years, Allie Archer; daughter, Deborah A Scott; grandchildren, Cullen Lowery, Shannon Tharpe and Adam Tharpe; great granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Allyson, Arianna and Abigal; brothers and sister-in-law, Marcus Castleberry, Alpharetta, GA and Everett and Betty Castleberry, Alpharetta, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Green Lawn Cemetery near her parents and sister in Roswell, GA. A visitation will be held at the cemetery on Monday, January 4th from 1:30 p.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring to be announced for her many friends beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the efficient and caring staff of Four Seasons Hospice of Franklin and her dear friend and neighbor, Linda Strack, who would visit almost daily, bringing goodies and engaging Lillian in uplifting, positive messages and until recently a few games of dominos. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice of Franklin or Cowee Baptist Church, Franklin, NC.
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