John Cuba Harper (1926 - 2018)

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John Cuba Harper, 91, died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center, Bolivia, with his family at his side.
Born Dec. 29, 1926, in Fort Mill, S.C., he was the son of the late James Edward and Mary Strickland Harper.
Mr. Harper served his country proudly during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He was a chief petty officer, gunnery officer and served on shore patrol in San Diego, San Francisco and Australia. He was a member of York Rite Masonic Lodge No. 210 in Durham and a Shriner-Amran. He was a member of Lowes Grove Baptist Church in Durham and owned and operated a business for more than 25 years in Durham.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 62 years, Melissa Flint Harper; three sons, Timothy W. Harper (Elizabeth Boylan), John C. Harper Jr. (Lan), and Mark F. Harper (Alecia); two daughters, Sondra A. Harper Michaels (Gary) and Lisa M. Harper; a sister, Mary Sue King; six grandchildren, Meghan Harper, Eric Michaels, John Patrick Harper, Heath Michaels, Catherine Harper and Thomas Harper; and four great-grandchildren, Olive and Jet Harper and Seth and Ethan Michaels.
Services will be held privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner's Children's' Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
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Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.
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11840 Highway 90 P. O. Box 1116
Little River, SC 29566
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Published in The Brunswick Beacon from July 5 to July 11, 2018
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