Emmett Lee Harper, Jr.

Born: Sun., Aug. 13, 1933
Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2013


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 04, 2014
Location: Siloam United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 04, 2014
Location: Siloam United Methodist Church

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Emmett Lee Harper, Jr. of Greensboro, GA, died Monday, December 30, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.  He was 80 years old.  Born in Walton County on August 13, 1933, Emmett was the son of the late Emmett Lee Harper, Sr. and Lizzie Mae Harper.  After graduating from Walton County High School in 1951, Emmett attended the University of Georgia, where he received his bachelor's degree in Animal Husbandry and Agronomy and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.  After college he entered the Navy and served his country for 2 years.  During this time he was stationed in Key West, Florida, where he was an aviation machinist working on helicopters.  In 1957 Emmett returned to Walton County and began working  for the ASCS office.  He was later transferred to the Greene County office where Emmett became the County Office Manager.  He was later selected the Executive County Director for Greene and Taliaferro Counties.  During his working career, he was on the executive committee for Greene County, a member of the association of county employees, house rules committee, member of American Legion Post 44 and a member of Greene County Farm Bureau, where he was on the hay committee.  He was appointed Conservationist of the year in 1991.

On April 2, 1982 Emmett retired from the ASCS office after 36 years.  He loved the farm life he shared with his wife, the former Jean Ward of Greensboro,  GA, whom he married October 24, 1964.  He stayed busy all the time farming, gardening, working on tractors, hunting, and fishing.  He was a faithful member of the Siloam United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he leaves his beloved family, four daughters, Melony Greene and husband Jon of Greensboro, GA, Dawn Graham and husband Chip of Lawrenceville, GA, Susanne Ivester and husband Jamie of Good Hope, GA and Jenifer Bragg and husband Josh of Greensboro, GA; nine grandchildren, Maggie, Tyler, and Harper Greene, Maddie, Sadie, Abigail, and Samuel Graham and Evan and Lizzie Ivester; one sister Mary Ward of Milledgeville, GA; brother-in-law, Bobby Ward and many nieces, nephews and friends.   In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters Marguerite Bruker and Frances Russell.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January  4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Siloam United Methodist Church,  Church Street, Siloam, GA with Rev. Bert Mathews officiating.  Interment will follow at the Siloam Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at Siloam United Methodist Church.  Serving as pallbearers are Jon Greene, Jamie Ivester, Chip Graham, Josh Bragg, Lewis O'Neal, and Hank Morgan.  Honorary pallbearers are members of his Sunday School Class: Don Channell, Gary Robinson, Johnnie Lewis, Lee Lord, Wayne Corry, Sidney Bryson, Jimmy Moore, Manor Ellenberg, and George Dolvin.  Memorials may be made to the Siloam United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Shirley Channell, 3871 Highway 15 South, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, GA 30346.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA  (706) 453-2626 is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Laura Stapleton Stewart
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of grief. Cherish the memories that each of you have.

Patricia Sellers Gillespie
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Dear Jean and family, my heart is sad for you at the loss of Emmett. Although I didn't know him personally, you have always been one of my dearest friends since grammar school, and I love you. Praying God will give you special and sweet peace and comfort during this time.

Cathy Murphy
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Dear Family,
May God give you confort at this time. Emmett and all have had a hard time during his illness.

Blessings, Betty Jo

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Tue December 31, 2013
Mrs. Jean and family, My heart goes out to you. No matter how you prepare, it is hard to say goodbye. I send you my prayers for comfort and strength during this sad time. Thinking of you---and God bless you.

Everette Duvall
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
our prays are with your family

Shirley and Emmett Caldwell
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Jean and Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Billy Corry
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Jean, I am sorry for you and your family's tragic loss.

Debbie Jarrard
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Thinking about you all,Jean and family.

Jackie Maliszewski
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Mrs. Jean and the Harper family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort during this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Smith Oliver
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Jean/Family, although I had met Emmett only once, I still want to extend my condolences to you/family. May he Rest in Peace.
Your old neighbor,
Smith Oliver

Lunell Jones
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Praying for the family. With deepest sympathy.

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Melody & family,

So sorry to hear about your dad. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Josh also sends his prayers from Kentucky.

Jan and David Hallman, Josh and Robert Holliday

Fay O'Neal Knight
   Posted Wed January 01, 2014
Dear Jean,

I am so sorry for your loss and want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

The Family of W.G. Pannell
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
Condolences to the family of Emmitt Harper, Jr. The Pannells grew up living next door to Emmitt and his family in Good Hope. He will always hold a special place in all our hearts. He was a very good friend and neighbor to us throughout the years. Love and prayers.

Diane and Dave Conger
   Posted Thu January 02, 2014
So sorry for your loss. We always thought he was such a nice and considerate gentleman.

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Fri January 03, 2014
Jean and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.

hildted shumake
   Posted Fri January 03, 2014
I'm sorry.
It is never easy .
I'll be thinking about you..

Linda Chandler
   Posted Sat January 04, 2014
My prayers for this family. Mary, I know you must have an emptiest right now, but I know it will fade eventually. You have so many happy and sweet memories that will never leave you and will carry you through this time. My love to your family.

Carolyn T. Jackson
   Posted Sun January 05, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Too many of our families have suffered thru this disease. May time comfort you. Sincerely and with love, Carolyn Jackson

Alesia Fuller
   Posted Sun March 09, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. I used to be a caregiver for Mr. Emmett and I am deeply saddened by his loss. God rest his soul. He is in peace now.