BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Entered into rest Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, Master Sergeant Archie James Schmitz, 66, affectionately known by his grandchildren as 'Tachie', of Beech Island, SC, friend of forty six years to and beloved husband for the last eighteen years to Mary Patricia Blaylock Powell Schmitz and son Paula Christine Wood Schmitz, Upland, CA. Additional family members include children, Mary Robin Conner, (Robert) Harriman, TN and Jason Philip Powell, (Alicia) Aiken, SC; siblings, Carol Joy Atkins, (Chuck) OR, Judy Schmitz, Hemet, CA, Bonnie Cyr, Beech Island, SC, Jeanie Schmitz, (Pat) Upland, CA, Jeff Schmitz, (Tamara) Upland, CA, Joseph Schmitz, SC and Edward Marshall, (Cathy) Rockford, IL; sister-in-law, Beverly Moore, (Fred) Beech Island, SC; and six grandchildren, Lauren Conner, Aimee Conner, Allye Conner, Kyrston Powell, Alexis Powell, and Philip Powell. At his request, Archie was cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, November 29th, 2008, at 2 o'clock at Layman's Wholesale Nurseries, Trenton, SC, where he worked for the last ten years, with Pastor David Roland and Pastor Thom Harvey officiating. The family has asked that if so desired, memorials in memory of Archie be made to Wounded Warriors. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. #1, Langley, SC.
The Augusta Chronicle-November 26, 2008