Franklin L. Harper


Franklin L. Harper, 64, of Bragg, died 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in a Beckley hospital following a long illness. Born Nov. 2, 1933, in Mineral, Va., was the son of Leslie E. Talley Harper of Orange, Va., and the late Herman L. Harper. Mr. Harper was a retired mechanic, was a Bragg resident for six years, attended Clifftop Missionary Baptist Church in Beaver, was a member of the American Legion and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Elwood and Nelson Harper. Other survivors include his wife of 38 years, Vella Bragg Harper; a son, Dennis Franklin Harper of California; a daughter, Carol Denise Ward and her husband, Mark, of Felton, Pa.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three aunts, two uncles, numerous cousins and a host of friends. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Daymond Snuffer and Dr. G. Elmo Renegar officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.

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