Albert Harper

HARDIN — Albert Lee Harper, 71, of the Hardin Community, died Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

He was born November 20, 1941 in Sheridan, son of Clarence William and Scottie Fern Green Harper.

Mr. Harper was reared and received his early education in Pine Bluff, graduating from Dollarway High School in 1959. He attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

He was an instrumental electrician with International Paper, retiring after 43 years.

Mr. Harper enjoyed auto mechanic, anything IT related and wood working.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Terri Denise Skillen and numerous aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Floy Bates Harper, whom he married October 29, 1979 in Pine Bluff; four daughters, Carol Ferguson (Daryl) of Crestview, Fla., Mandy Stringfellow (Billy) of Jacksonville, Fla., Cris Smith (Clayton) and Erin Hoppers (David) both of White Hall; brother, William Harper, Jr. (Deborah) of Janesville, Wis.; aunt, Ida Fae Woodfield of Long Beach, Miss.; nine grandchildren, Ashley Austin, Jennifer Walker (Jordan), Julie Ethridge (Aaron), Steffan Stringfellow, Tyler and Terri Harrison, Clayton, Samantha and Benjamin Bowers; and three nieces.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Robinson’s.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013 in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Johnny Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Lost Creek Cemetery in Sheridan.

Memorials may be made to the National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, New York 10163.

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