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Archie N. Beals

Birth Date: June 21, 1928
Death Date: April 17, 2017

Archie Nathan Beals Jr., 88, of Decatur passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 in Hickory Point Christian Village.
Archie was born on June 21, 1928 in Decatur, IL the son of Archie Nathan and Fern W. (Buffenmeyer) Beal Sr.. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of West Decatur Church of God, Stephen Decatur Lodge #979 A.F. & A.M., and Ansar Shrine. He was retired from A.E. Staley Manufacturing. He married Margery Williams on December 18, 1947.
Archie and Margie traveled extensively and wintered in Arkansas for years. His greatest joy was his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife; nieces and nephews, Shirley Knox (David) of Houston, TX; Joe Stephens (Gloria) of Roanoke, VA; Kay McBride of Surprise, AZ; Mary Lou King (Mark) of Decatur; Jerry Stephens (Jody) of Decatur; John Mitchell (Carolyn) of Freeport; Jane Clark (Jeff) of Waterloo, IA; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Shirley Stephens, Lila Mitchell, and an infant sister.
The family would like to thank the Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, and staff at Hickory Point Christian Village and Primrose Assisted Living for their care of Archie.
Funeral service to celebrate Archie’s life will be at 11 AM Friday, April 21, 2017 in Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Baldwin officiating. Visitation will be start at 10 AM Friday in the funeral Home There will be a Masonic Service at 10:45 AM Friday open to the public. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to West Decatur Church of God.
The family of Archie Nathan Beals Jr. is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave., Decatur, IL 62526. Send condolences and share memories with the family at

Celebration Of Life Funeral Ceremony
April 21, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Masonic Service
April 21, 2017
10:45 am
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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April 21, 2017
10:00 am
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Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I was very saddened to learn of Uncle Archie's death. My family was not notified. Margie is my mother, Mary Marie's, sister. Additional nieces and nephews include Crystal, Carl, and Carl Snodgrass. We are keeping Margie in our thoughts. We would like someone from the family to contact us. 217-414-1962

  2. It has been such a pleasure to know you and Margie and a blessing. Margie you are in our hearts and prayers, Dorthy, & Leo Nunn also Hunter and Steven. We will miss your trips to Midway Baptist Church.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Archie was such a sweet, dear man. Always loved talking to him and hearing his stories. You are all in our prayers!

    Mike & Cindy Moore

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