|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1910|
|Death: ||May 4, 1992|
Gospel preacher listed in Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 150 and Vol. 2, 1959.
Edward Ivy Harper of Unionville, a retired minister, died Monday at Glen Oaks Convalescent Center. He was 82. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lawrence Funeral Home in Chapel Hill with burial following at Unionville Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be at 6 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Harper was a Marshall County native, son of the late James King and Minnie Pearl Pruitt Harper. He had retired from preaching after more than 60 years of minster in Tennessee and Alabama and also retired after 23 years of teaching. He was a member of Chapel Hill Church of Christ, where he werved as an elder. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gladys Eley Harper; a daughter, Mrs. Manson (Wyna) Behel of Florence, Ala; three sons, Larry E. of Killen, Ala, Dan of Winter Springs, Fla, and Ivy Harper of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, mrs. Ethel Tankersley of Madison and Mrs. Emmit (Polly) Goodman of Nashville; a brother, Naaman Harper of Hendersonville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Hugh Fulford wrote:
Edward Ivy Harper was a part of the "reconstituted" Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, AL that opened in 1947. He taught in the elementary grades and perhaps was principal of the elementary school. He also drove a bus for the school, and, like all men teachers, preached somewhere in the Florence area on Sundays. I was in school at Mars Hill with at least three of his children. He was a brother-in-law to Ralph Snell, longtime administrator at Mars Hill, the two of them having married sisters. In their later years, brother and sister Harper lived near Shelbyville, TN, and he served as an elder of the church at Chapel Hill, TN. I would occasionally drop by for a visit with them and we would reminisce about Mars Hill. They were "salt of the earth" people. I followed Paul Hunton as the preacher at the College Street Church of Christ in Lebanon, TN beginning January 1, 1969.
Virginia Gladys Eley Harper (1914 - 2013)
Ivy Mark Harper (1954 - 2013)*
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Jun 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54055838