LANCASTER – Mrs. Eunice Hayes Harper, 87, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. She was born Nov. 9, 1928, in Dillon County, a daughter of the late Lawton Horace Hayes and Ruth Campbell Hayes Skeen. She was the wife of the late Harvey Jack Harper. Mrs. Harper received her B.S. degree from Coker College and her master's degree from Winthrop University. She retired from the Lancaster County School District as a public school teacher. After retirement, she worked with the Academic Success Center at The University of South Carolina Lancaster. She enjoyed reading and computer technology. She loved people and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Harper was a very active member of First Baptist Church for many years and served as a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Harper is survived by two daughters, Jean Harper Moree and her husband, Jerry, of Lancaster and Jacqueline Harper Hart and her husband, Dennis, of New London, N.C.; two sisters, Margaret Hayes Allen of Latta, and Dorothy Hayes Branham and her husband, the Rev. Lester P. Branham of Lake City; and seven grandchildren, Patrick Moree, Joshua Moree, Cameron Moree, Corey Hart, Jackson Hart, Megan Hart and Gracie Hart. The celebration of life funeral service for Mrs. Harper is 11 a.m. today, Oct. 19, at First Baptist Church by the Revs. Randy Hatcher, Lester P. Branham and Jim Pyatt. Entombment will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Burgess Funeral Home; and suggest memorial contributions be made to the University of South Carolina Lancaster, Academic Success Center, P.O. Box 889, Lancaster, SC 29721; or First Baptist Church Bereavement Committee, P.O. Box 670, Lancaster, SC 29721. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com. Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory is caring for the family of Mrs. Harper.
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