Milfred C. Harper Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Milfred C. Harper Sr., 85, of Bastrop will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home with the Reverends A.J. Fulton, Dwight Fulton, and Jim Buie officiating. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Milfred Harper was born September 26, 1923 near Oak Grove and he died Monday, May 4, 2009 after a sudden illness. Mr. Harper was a dedicated member of the First United Pentecostal Church until his health began to fail. He was a retired Oiler with over 36 years of service with Texas Gas. An avid gardener, Mr. Harper loved working in his yard.

A devoted husband, Mr. Harper is survived by his wife of 20 years, Dorothy G. Harper of Bastrop; two stepdaughters, Billie B. Nolan and her husband, Greg of Bastrop and Linda B. Buie and her husband, Jim of Livingston, Texas; five children, Milfred C. "Mike" Harper Jr. and his wife, Ann of Bastrop, Jerry Harper and his wife, Sally of Tyler, Texas, Billy Ray Harper and his wife, Sandra of Bastrop, Peggy Day and her husband, James of Bastrop, and Glenda Bixler of Roswell, N.M.; three step-grandchildren, Todd Buffington and his wife, Ashley, Jaime Buie and his wife, Shannon, Jeremy Buie and his wife, Andrea; 10 grandchildren, Hope Brady and her husband, Melton, Tonja Read, Misty Loveday and her husband, Brandon, Windy Duckworth and her husband, Alex, Carl Harper, Laura Harper, Chelsea Day, Chance Oliver and his wife, Macy, Laura Bixler, and John Bixler; five step-great-grandchildren, Nathen Buffington, Ashley Buie, Rozlyn Buie, Aaron Buffington, Joseph Buffington; and 12 great-grandchildren, Tyler Evans, Allison Evans, Thomas Read, Starla Read, Bradley Read, Garrison Loveday, Nolan Loveday, Alayna Duckworth, Austin Harper, Joseph Oliver, Mason Oliver and Kaili Belle Gonzales.

Serving as pallbearers are Todd Buffington, Jaime Buie, Jeremy Buie, Joe Brodnax, Carl McGaha and Donnie Goleman.
Published in Bastrop Daily Enterprise from May 5 to May 11, 2009
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