Estelle Harper

Published 7:42 am Friday, September 14, 2012

May 29, 1918 –

Sept. 14, 2012

A graveside service for Estelle Harper, 94, of Leesburg, Fla., will be held 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, in Oak City Cemetery, in Bainbridge.

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Mrs. Harper was born May 29, 1918, to the late Jack and Grace (Wells) Sanders in Hadley, Ga. She died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. She had lived in Bainbridge, for 52 years before moving to Leesburg in 1993.

She retired from Lanier’s Department Store, then had worked as a teacher’s aide in the public schools. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church in Leesburg and a past member of the First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bainbridge and a member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son, A. Ellis (Evelyn) Wiley of Yalaha, Fla.; stepsons, Claude Edward Harper of Atlanta, Ga., and Larry Harper of Leesburg, Ga.; stepdaughter, Susan Harper Pippen of Panama City Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made in Estelle’s memory to Morrison United Methodist Church, 1005 W. Main St, Leesburg, FL 34748 or the First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge, 300 W. Shotwell Street, Bainbridge GA 39819.

Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, in Wildwood, Fla.