ForeverMissed

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.

Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 2020
Today is a somber day because 8 years ago my Dad went to his heavenly home. I miss him more today than when he went home. I know he watches over me and someday I will see him again. Love You DAD.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 2018
Wow can’t believe it has been six years. As my grandson ask me the other day about going rabbit hunting I thought about Dad and me going rabbit hunting. I miss you so much Dad and I Love You.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 2017
It has been 5 years since you passed and I miss you as much today as the day of your passing. I know that God is watching over you and that makes it easier. I will see you again one day. I love you Dad.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 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.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on September 9, 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.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 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.
Posted by Gene Bullock on January 25, 2012
May God comfort all of you at this time in your life..special prayers for Kenny, Wayne and their families
Posted by Randall Perkinson on January 25, 2012
Dear Harp Family:
 I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My sympathies to you all. God bless you.

  Randy
Posted by Betty Trautman on January 24, 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
Posted by Steve Jeffries on January 24, 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
Posted by Deborah Keith on January 24, 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
Posted by Sheila Cole on January 24, 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

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Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 2020
Today is a somber day because 8 years ago my Dad went to his heavenly home. I miss him more today than when he went home. I know he watches over me and someday I will see him again. Love You DAD.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 2018
Wow can’t believe it has been six years. As my grandson ask me the other day about going rabbit hunting I thought about Dad and me going rabbit hunting. I miss you so much Dad and I Love You.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on January 22, 2017
It has been 5 years since you passed and I miss you as much today as the day of your passing. I know that God is watching over you and that makes it easier. I will see you again one day. I love you Dad.
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my dad

Shared by Kenneth Harp on September 9, 2012

This is my DAD with one of his beagles. We used to spend time hunting and sharing tales of our hunts. I will forever miss those days and my DAD.

A sweet man

Shared by Nora Huntsinger on January 24, 2012

My mother, Ermenia Gray, and Durward were sweethearts.  They had dated for years, attended church together, went to music events, out to dinner, parades, watched Lawrence Welk on Saturday nights, and visited the "widows and other old people" together.  Considering my mother is 85 and Durwood was 91, I asked them, "just how old are these people you are visiting?"  Durwood would remind me that he got along better than men half his age, he took no medications, had no need for doctors, and had all his own teeth.  He checked on my mother everyday, and saw her most days, too.  They shared most dinners together, especially reminding us that he didn't learn to cook until he was 86, and "that's old," he'd say.  He was kind and gentle and loving to my mother, and their romance kept her young.  She'll miss him greatly and I'll be forever grateful to the man who showed her love at this time in her life.