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Durward Burton Harp
  • 91 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 9, 1920
  • Date of passing: Jan 22, 2012
Let the memory of Durward be with us forever

Durward Burton Harp, 91, a lifetime resident of Granville County went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22nd at VA Medical Center in Durham.

A native of Granville County, the son of the late Sid and Myrtle Sanford Harp. He was the last of eleven children, a WWII veteran of the Army and Navy, a member of Tally Ho Baptist Church and retired from John Umstead. He loved his church family and visiting the sick and elderly. He loved the outdoors and loved sharing memories of WWII with his family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 25th at Tally Ho Baptist Church by Rev. Robert Oliver, Rev. Tommy Roberson and Rev. Ned Mathews. Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol Harp Chauvin (John) of Franklinton, four sons, Michael Harp (Kathryn) of Creedmoor, Donald Harp of Manassas, Va., Wayne Harp (Deborah) of Stem, Kenny Harp (Lynn) of Oxford, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a special friend Erma Gray. He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Allie Marie Harp.

Visitation 7:00-8:30 PM Tuesday, January 24th at the Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Tally Ho First Baptist Church, 1692 Sanders Road, Stem 27581.

“His loving smile will be missed but never forgotten.”

Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor is assisting the Harp family.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kenneth Harp on 22nd January 2016

"I cant believe that 4 years ago today I was sitting in your hospital room talking to you and before the night was over you went to your eternal home. I miss you every day. I just don't seem to have the talent of doing things right like you did. I struggle without you but I know that you look down and help me as often as you can, Dad I miss and Love you. I will see you again, but until then just watch over me."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Harp on 9th September 2015

"Wow another Birthday Dad, Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating your Birthday with you. You always loved birthdays and sharing them with everyone. I miss you today as much as i always have. Have a great Birthday in Heaven and I will see you again and we will celebrate together again. Love You Dad."

This tribute was added by Kenneth Harp on 22nd January 2014

"It has been 2 years since you said goodby and I miss your love and guidance every day. I know that one day I will see you again and until then when you look down at me I will make you proud. Love and miss you and Mom, Dad. Thanks for the man I have become because of you."

This tribute was added by randall perkinson on 25th January 2012

"Dear Harp Family:
  I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My sympathies to you all. God bless you.

   Randy"

This tribute was added by Janice and Charlie Rogers on 25th January 2012

"We are so sorry about the loss of your father.  You are in our prayers and thoughts.  God bless you and comfort you in the many days to come.  Charlie and Janice Rogers"

This tribute was added by gene bullock on 25th January 2012

"May God comfort all of you at this time in your life..special prayers for Kenny, Wayne and their families"

This tribute was added by sheila cole on 24th January 2012

"I just want to say that i enjoyed all  the good times with durwood and all of his family,which was like my own, he was surely a man of god and he always made sure you knew that by his wittnessing to others. Durwood was a good man and he will truly be missed on earth, but he will be waiting with the lord in heaven for us. GOD BLESS U  AALL Sheila"

This tribute was added by deborah keith on 24th January 2012

"To the Harp Family,
Sorry for your loss. He will truly be missed and may you'll live at peace with all years & memories you have of him. Deborah Keith, Linda Champion & Teresa Emory"

This tribute was added by Steve Jeffries on 24th January 2012

"Wayne and family I'm sorry for your loss of your father, if we can do anything to help please let us know.

Steve&Sheila Jeffries"

This tribute was added by Betty Trautman on 24th January 2012

"Dear Harp family,
  I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May God bless you and comfort you all at this time.
James and Betty Trautman"


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