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Mr. Thomas (Tom) Gordon Harper

Mr. Thomas (Tom) Gordon Harper, 72, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He was born on Sept. 21, 1940, in Carroll County, Ga. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Eunice Harper, of Douglasville; stepson, Ethan Hawke,; of Covington; and grandson, Scott Price.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Louise; stepdaughters, Liz (Dan) Garrison, of Senoia, Betty McElwaney, of Riverdale, Jo Ann (David) Hanson, of Stockbridge; and Esther (Steve) Burdette, of Monticello; grandchildren, Bonnie Miller, Blake Smith, Angie McElwaney, Kim Myers, Brian Stephens, Chris Garrard, Lindsay Brooke Edwards and Shane Hanson, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, uncle and cousins.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro/Stockbridge, 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com.