Orange Dell Franklin Harper

Orange Dell Franklin Harper, 79, of Ashland, died Nov. 17, 2017, at Baptist Hospital in Collierville, Tenn. The widow of Clyde J. Harper, she was a retired cook at Ashland High School, and a member of the Mother Board and Usher Board.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 25 at New Bethel MB Church in Moscow, Tenn., where she was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Gary Beasley officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She leaves three daughters, Gloria Turney of Los Angeles, Calif., Janis Harper of Moscow, Vanessa Smith of Ashland; three sons, Clyde A. Harper of Victoria, Felix F. Harper of Lamar, Tavarus L. Harper of Ashland; a brother, Ed Franklin of Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Mattie L. Payne of Moscow, Quetee Williams of Michigan City, Dorothy Griggs of Mt. Pleasant; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Romona Traylor and a son, Wayne Harper.

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