Edward Glen Harper

Published 1:34 pm Friday, February 24, 2017

Funeral services for Mr. Edward Glen Harper, 72,  of Bassfield, were held on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Progress Missionary Baptist Church, in Bassfield. Interment was in the church cemetery. Rev. Marcus P. Hull officiated the service. Rev. Roy L. Thompson was the eulogist.

Mr. Harper passed away at Baptist Hospital in Jackson on Feb. 6, 2017.

Honorary pallbearers were Kedrick Harper, Jaime Harper, Zarion Harper, Charles Myers, Wayne Smith and LeShun Gamble.

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Active pallbearers were Wayne Adams, Dennis Reese, Marvin Griffith, Daryl Myers, Randy Harper and Silas Myers.

Flower bearers were family and friends.

Mr. Harper attended Carver High School. He was employed at a number businesses.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lillie Bell Harper; wife, Ruby C. Barnes Harper and two sons, Johnny Harper and Steed Free.

Survivors include, two children, Margaret Harper and Thomas Harper (Brenda Jenkins), all of Bassfield; daughter, Miranda Buckley of Bassfield, and one son, James (Cora) Harper, Erie, Pennsylvania; two sisters, Emma Jean Smith, Bassfield, and Lydia Baker, Beaumont, Texas; one brother, Booker Thomas Harper of Bassfield, 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; his caretaker, Sparkle C. Barnes; his proxy, LaTascha A. Smith, Lithonia, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.