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Benjamin Thomas Harper Jr.

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July 10, 1951 — March 19, 2017 SNOW HILL — Mr. Benjamin Thomas “Chuck” Harper Jr., 65, died Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home. A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Barnabas Cemetery with the Rev. Martin Armstrong officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of Calvary Memorial UM Church and other times at the home of his mother, Mel J. Harper. Born July 10, 1951, Chuck was the son of the late, Benjamin Thomas Harper and Mel Jones Harper Following graduation from Greene Central High School, he attended Lenoir Community College. Chuck spent many years as a tobacco buyer and swine producer operating Harper Farms. He retired from Acculink in Greenville. Chuck was a member of Calvary Memorial United Methodist Church in Snow Hill. His surviving family includes his sons, Benjamin T. Harper III, and wife, Ann, of Stantonsburg and James H. Harper III, and wife, Meredith, of Snow Hill; his mother, Mel Jones Harper of Snow Hill; sister, Laura Harper O’Brien, and husband, Tom, of Snow Hill; nieces, Katherine O’Brien of Raleigh and Nancy O’Brien of Washington D.C.; aunts and uncles, Linda J. Jones, and husband, Jackson, Michael B. Jones and Jean Harper, all of Snow Hill and Betsy Harper of Grifton; his grandsons, Carson and Luke and soon to arrive, Jake; and numerous cousins of the Jones and Harper families. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Calvary Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 445, Snow Hill, NC 28580 or Greene County Animal Shelter, 227 Kingold Blvd, Snow Hill, NC 28580. Online condolences may be made at www.taylor-tyson.com.