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Billy Harper Sr. (1927 - 2013)

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Billy Rex Harper, Sr.

Ringgold, LA - Funeral services for Billy Rex Harper, Sr., 86 will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ringgold, LA with interment to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Bro. James Morgan and Bro. B.R. Loftin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, LA.

Mr. Harper was born on March 12, 1927 and passed away on May 13, 2013 at his home. He was preceded in death by his wife and soul mate of 66 years, Beatrice Castor Harper; his parents, Johnnie Francis Harper, Sr. and Nona Nanette Willett Harper; and his brother, Johnnie Francis, Jr.

Left to cherish his memories are his sons, Billy Rex Harper, Jr., retired attorney and school teacher of Ringgold, LA and Robert Eugene Harper, physician of Ruston, LA and his wife Mary Allen Harper; two sisters, Dorothy Mae Edwards of Pioneer, CA and Bobbie June Edwards of Monroe, GA; nine grandchildren, Lisa Harper of San Antonio, TX, Sheri Anne Harper of Baton Rouge, LA, Rebecca Eve Harper of Eagle Pass, TX, John Andrew Harper, attorney of Walnut Creek, CA, Benjamin Lee Harper, M.D. of Charlottesville, VA, Kelly Laine Eaton, M.D. of Chicago, IL, Kimberly Allen Eaton of Ruston, LA, Erin Lee Eaton of Shreveport, LA, and Mary Lauren Eaton of Birmingham, AL; nine great grandchildren, Malik Elosta, Sakeenah Elosta, Muhammed Elosta, Ahmed Elosta, Rianne Elosta, Alayna Marie Harper, Miles Evan MacAbee, Sophia Isabel Castillo and Abigail Marie Harper; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

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Published in Shreveport Times on May 15, 2013
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