Mamie Dupree Harper

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 08:56 AM.

Mamie Dupree Harper, 80, of Port St. Joe passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Panama City, FL.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, FL on Saturday, April 5, 2014 with Bro. Dave Fernandez and Bro. Buddy Caswell officiating. Interment followed in Friendship Cemetery Donalsonville, GA.

Asked to serve as pallbearers were: Corey Dupree, Sean Dupree, Ashley Stephens, Ryan Stephens, Zach Williams, Kevin Griffin, Adam Griffin, Chase Harper and serving as honorary pallbearers were Cecil Pippin, James Young, and Frank Williams.

Mamie was born in Bascam, FL to T.L. "Bud" and Creamer Atwell on September 10, 1933. She married Ralph Dupree on August 9, 1952 in Donalsonville, GA and together they had four children before his passing in March 1965. In 1971 she married C. D. Harper and together they had a son.

Mamie is preceded in death by her spouse, her parents, her siblings, Doris Watford, Evelyn Perkins, Tom Atwell, James Atwell, Mary Lou Shelton, and Ellen Bass, brother-in-law, Darrell Cross and sister-in-law, Gayla Atwell.

Mamie is survived by her sons, Ron Dupree (Linda) of Tallahassee, Don Dupree of Port St. Joe, and Tommy Harper. Her daughters, Susan (Arden) Stephens of Tallahassee and Kim (Frankie) Williams of Port St. Joe. She will be missed by her grandchildren, Corey, Erin and Sean Dupree, Jessica Dupree, Ashley and Ryan Stephens, Zach and Lacey Williams, Brooke and Chase Harper, The pride and joy of Mamie were her great grandchildren, Claire Stephens, Easton and Grady Williams and Kylie and Mariah. She also survived by her sisters, Helen Hall, Linda (Gus) Griffin and Betty Cross and sister-in-law, Gloria Atwell. Mamie also is survived by many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly including Kevin and Adam Griffin who held a special place in her heart.

Mrs. Mamie as she was affectionately known by so many of the children she helped raise during the '80s and '90s loved working in her yard and sharing her plants and flowers with anyone who asked. Every Thanksgiving she hosted her family and extended family for a wonderful meal and special family time. She spent the last several years being a "chauffeur" for many of her friends whenever called upon to drive them to the doctors' visits in Panama City. She will be missed by many close friends and neighbors.

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