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Charles Harper, Sr.

CHARLES Mr. Charles W. Harper, Sr., age 78, of Anderson, SC and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Willie Mae Harper; sister, Laverne Harper Chadwick; and brother, Kenneth Harper. He is survived by his wife of twenty-four years. Mamie Lucile Pierce Harper, Anderson, SC; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Amos Clark, Jr., Hoschton, GA, Linda H. Stewart, Lawrenceville, GA and Joy and Russell Starrett, Lavonia, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Charles Harper, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Buford, GA; step sons, Dennis Philyaw, Anderson, SC, Lennie Philyaw, Spartanburg, SC and Jimmy and Lois Philyaw, Anderson, SC; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; one step great-grandson; brother, Howard Samuel Harper, Buford, GA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Harper was born September 1, 1932 in Buford, GA. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served on a destroyer. He was retired from General Motors Parts Division after thirty-one years of service and a member of the U. A. W. Local 10. He was the former owner of Charles Harper V. W. Repair. He was an avid hunter and a member of the Anderson, SC Hunt Club. He was a member of West Buford Baptist Church in Buford, GA. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Arthur Southerland, Rev. Rex Simmons and Rev. Robby Foster officiating. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.