CONCORD Patsy Ann Smith Archer, 87, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Universal Health Care in Concord. She was born in Kannapolis, Nov. 27, 1931, to Willie L. Childers Smith and Hoyt Silven Smith. She graduated from J.W. Cannon High School and immediately went to work at The Daily Independent in Kannapolis as a typesetter. Ms. Archer worked at the newspaper in various roles for 50 years as it later merged with the Concord Tribune to become the Independent Tribune. Ms. Archer was a loving mother, daughter, friend and neighbor. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Phyllis S. Hunter; and son, Gerald G. Archer. Ms. Archer is survived by her son, Bobby E. Archer of Mocksville; brother-in-law, James Hunter of Sugar Land, Texas; as well as niece and nephew, David Hunter and Jana Jackson, also of Sugar Land. A burial will take place at 2 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 1), at Carolina Memorial Park.

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