Mr. R. Barry Harper, age 70, of Carrollton passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Barry was born March 26, 1946, in Bremen, Georgia, to the late Ellen Jeanette Robinson Harper and Ralph “Monk” Harper.

He was a 1965 Graduate of Central High School and enjoyed a 31-year career with The Georgia Power Co., retiring as a materials supervisor. Following his retirement Barry enjoyed farming and at one time maintained two farms. He was a founding member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon. His outside interest included a love of golf and at one time he was a scratch golfer and the winner of several local tournaments.

In his later years one of the greatest joys of his life were his six grandchildren who he loved unconditionally.

Survivors include his wife of fifty one years, Donna Kaye Martin Harper; daughter and son-in-law, Deidra Harper Bass (Jim), and two sons, Martin Barry Harper and William Daniel Harper all of Carrollton; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Marcia Harper of Roopville; grandchildren, Jase Bass, Luke Bass, Matthew Bass, Andrew Bass, Karli Harper and Jack Harper; two nephews, Chuck Harper and Chad Harper; two nieces, Keri Denney and Nichol Langley.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 20, 2017, at 2 p.m. with Mr. Terry Harper officiating. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Chuck Harper, Chad Harper, Judson Bell, Ray Mashburn, Tommy Ogletree and Aaron McWhorter. Interment will follow in the Stripling Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to either Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 583 Buffalo Creek Road, Carrollton, GA 30117 or Gentiva Hospice, 6458 Spring St., Suite 100, Douglasville, GA 30134.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton.

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