Hershel M. Harper

Hershel M. Harper, Sr., 67, passed from this life on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Beauregard Memorial Hospital in DeRidder, Louisiana.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA from 5 PM until 9 PM, and on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Texas Avenue Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA from 10 AM until 2 PM.  Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Texas Avenue Baptist Church in DeRidder, LA at 2 PM with Dr. Randy Harper and Dr. Arthur Rockett officiating.  Burial will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, Louisiana.


Mr. Harper retired from Boise Cascade after 30 years of service.  He was a deacon and a member of the Texas Avenue Baptist Church.  


Survivors include the following; Wife: Brenda Harper of DeRidder, LA; Son: Hershel M. Harper, Jr. of Columbia, SC; Daughter: Melissa S. Harper Lee of Vine Grove, KY; Mother: Eunice Lanier Harper of Kipling, LA; Brothers: Fred Harper of Bossier City, LA and Bruce Harper of DeRidder, LA; Sisters: Ernie M. Tyler of Groves, TX and Wanda Davis of Hicks, LA; and Grandson: Nathan Thomas Lee of Vine Grove, KY.  He was preceded in death by: Father: Lum C. Harper