Eva Elizabeth (Harper) Bean

Born: Fri., Feb. 9, 1923
Died: Fri., Jul. 24, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 27, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Jul. 27, 2015
Location: First Baptist Church

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Eva Elizabeth Harper Bean

Eva Elizabeth Harper Bean, age 92, of White Plains, GA formerly of Paducah, KY  died Friday, July 24, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loved ones. A native of Scottsville, KY, she was born on February 9, 1923 the daughter of the late George William Harper and Addie Susie Goodwin Harper.  She graduated from Scottsville High School and worked many years at Sears in Paducah where she retired as a Retail Sales Manager.  She married Troy Delbert Bean on November 29, 1942.  Eva was a member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Paducah, KY.  She attended First Baptist Church of Greensboro and was a member of the Agape Amicus Fidelis Sunday School class.  She enjoyed quilting and needlework.  Eva was a member of Liberty Busy Bees whose ministry was Project Linus,  a national organization whose volunteers make blankets for sick or traumatized kids.  It is estimated that in the five years Eva lived in Georgia, she made over 1,700 blankets for kids in Greene and other Middle Georgia Counties.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Delbert Bean; and siblings, Hattie Virginia Harper Bond, Hoyt Perry Harper, Addie Lee Harper Henderson, Harold Ray Harper, George  William Harper, Jr., Dale McAlpine Harper, Elnora Unadean Harper Orndoff, Sarah Marie Harper, Herman Hale Harper and Robert Wayne Harper. Survivors include her daughter, Sue Bean Carter and husband James F. Carter of White Plains, GA; grandson, Michael Alan Harris and wife Tami Harris of Watkinsville, GA, and great grandsons, Troy Michael Harris of Watkinsville, GA and Travis Joel Mulkey of Atlanta, GA; sister, Mary Juanita Harper Buchanan of Paducah, KY, Lena Joyce Harper Scobel of Atlanta, GA; other relatives and many friends

Funeral Services will be held, Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Rick Hermann officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at the church.  On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, Funeral Services will be held at Milner and Orr Funeral Home, 120 Memorial Drive, Paducah, KY 42001 and burial will follow in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, 6965 Old US Hwy S, Paducah, KY  42003. The family requests any memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642, Project Linus, c/o Liberty United Methodist Church, 3091 Liberty Church Road, White Plains, GA 30678 or Liberty United Methodist Church, c/o Dede Smith, 1691 Bramlett Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.  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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Sandra (Clark) Renfroe
   Posted Sat July 25, 2015
I was priviledged to be included in your family when I met Mary our first year of high school. Sue was little and Joyce was a little younger than Mary and I. I believe Herman and Robert were still at home too, not sure. Regardless, all of you accepted me with open arms and I spent much of my formidable years with your family. Mary and I were always together.

What a wonderful thing that your Mom and Dad, newly married, accepted the responsibility of Eva's brothers and sisters. I think Joyce was a newborn, when she, Mary, Herman and Robert came to live with them. This love of family was a testiment to who they truly were. Mary always thought of Eva as her Mom, and to me she was her Mom. How blessed I was by knowing and loving them.

Of course, I was influenced by these wonderful people, and hope I still reflect the goodness they embodied and taught. I send my love and sympathy to you all.

Sandra (Clark) Renfroe

Tom McKinley
   Posted Sun July 26, 2015
Ms. Eva was such a wonderful lady. She was so giving, upbeat and a joy to be around. She touched the lives of so many people through her ministry of making blankets. She helped make two beautiful blankets for my wife Miriam who has dementia. These blankets are Miriam's favorites and have brought many hours of comfort to her. We treasure the blankets as we do the memory of Ms. Eva. My sympathy to you in your loss.

Tom McKinley

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon July 27, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of this family during this time and in the days and weeks to come. Ms. Eva was a SPECIAL LADY.

Gail Wilkes
   Posted Mon July 27, 2015
What a blessing this lady was. Always with a smile on her face and you just know she loved being around you. May peace and her love keep you and your family in the coming days ahead.
Gail Wilkes