DULUTH, Ga. - Melba Dean Beverly Harper, 94, died on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Richardson Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Harper, a daughter of the late Harvey Norton Beverly and Jessie Maude Timmons Beverly, was born in Conway.

She is also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stedman Harper Sr.; and sisters, Floreid B. Merchant and Nelda B Glaze (Gordon).

Mrs. Harper was a retired civil servant, having worked for Shaw Air Force Base as chief of base publications and forms management. She was a charter member of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Sumter. Mrs. Harper was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Professional Women's Club.

Surviving are her son, Charles S. Harper Jr. (Frances) of Duluth; daughter, Beverly H. Snyder of Seattle, Washington; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 41 Perimeter Center East Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.

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