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Glen Archer to be buried today

Published:Sunday | March 1, 2015 | 9:57 AM

The funeral for the award-winning, internationally acclaimed spelling coach Rev Glen Archer, will take place today at the Olson Hall, Ardenne High School in Kingston.

The service is set to get underway at 11 a.m.

Viewing of the body is set for 10 a.m.

The funeral is expected to attract a number of former national Spelling Bee champions, teachers and friends.

Rev Adinhair Jones, pastor of the Olsen Memorial Church of God in Jamaica who will deliver the sermon at the funeral remembers Archer as a disciplined interpreter of the word.

"More than anything else Glen was a disciplined interpreter of the word and so clear in terms of his application that you would listen to him from start to finish.”

“Glen put his all in whatever he was doing, so if his presentation involved something dramatic to get the message across he would do it,” Jones said.

Archer coached students for The Gleaner's Children's Own Spelling Bee Championship since 1986, and has produced 26 national champions.

He has been hailed for his gift in finding the right formula for getting the best out of young minds.

Archer who was born on October 1, 1953 died at the age of 61 on February 15.