Frank Raper

Memorial Services for Frank Raper, 77, of Mt. Airy, were held Saturday, April 13,  at  Bethlehem Baptist Church. A visitation followed in the church fellowship hall. 

Mr. Raper went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 11, 2019, following an extended illness.  He went peacefully to be with Jesus with his family by his side.

Born Aug. 11, 1941, in Gastonia, North Carolina, he was the son of Bernice Sosebee Raper and the late Ralph Raper.  As well as his father, he was preceded in death by son, Bobby Raper; brother, Raymond Raper; and sister, Kathy Simmons.  

Survivors include his mother, Bernice Sosebee Raper, of Mt. Airy;  his loving wife of 56 years, Brenda Ledford Raper, of Mt. Airy;  daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Kevin Holcomb of Cumming;  son and daughter-in-law, Buddy and Joanie Raper of Alto; sisters and brothers-in-law, Zita and Royce Ellis of Alto, and Christy and Tom Grundy of Dacula; grandchildren, Jarrett and Sydney Holcomb, Jayden Holcomb, Jonathan and Sharon Banford, Dana Banford and Sagia Banford; great-grandchildren; Lily Grace Banford and Ariana Banford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511 or Bethlehem Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 488, Clarkesville, GA 30523.

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Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, was in charge of the arrangements.

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