James Harper

Published 11:29 am Thursday, December 1, 2011

UTICA — James Harper died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at his home. He was 60.

Mr. Harper had worked as a supervisor at Cal-Maine Foods.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Junior and Alberta Harper; and two brothers, Frank and Cleveland Harper.

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Survivors include his wife, Della Harper; two daughters, LaTeshia Slaughter and Temeka Harper, both of Vicksburg; two sons, Jerid Harper of Byram and Terry Harper of Vicksburg; five sisters, Ruth Harper, Beatrice Harper and Julia Harper, all of Utica and Barbara Smith of Bolton and Mary Helen Riles of Markham, Ill.; two brothers, Charles Harper of Utica and Willie Nell Harper of Robin, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at noon Saturday at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home in Utica with the Rev. Johnny Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Rohelia Cemetery in Utica. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.