I wanted to send you some information about a young marine who was just killed Friday Oct 13, 2011. He will be brought home tomorrow Oct 20, 2011 to a wonderful processional route with people standing and honoring him as a hero. His family is grieving terribly for this young man. As hard as this time has got to be for them the Douglas County Commissioners have received word that his funeral on Sunday will be in protest by a church called Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka Kansas. This church seems to cause protest to any fallen soldier. They hold up horrible signs saying many differend things. There web site is called http://www.godhatesfags.com. Check out their beliefs and motives. Spread the word that these so called Christians do not need to cause problems for the fallen soldier. Let America know what is going on. I trust you to get the word out.
Cpl Scott Daniel Harper, age 21, of Winston, GA, was killed in action in Afghanistan on Thursday, October 13, 2011. He was born August 22, 1990 in Douglasville, GA. He was a 2008 Graduate of Alexander High School where he was a member of the golf team. Scott was a proud infantryman serving his country in the US Marine Corps. He not only loved his country, but he loved his family, his community, loved hunting, fishing and playing his guitar. Scott was Baptist by faith.
He is survived by his father, Brian and his wife Angela Harper; mother, Deborah Busbin Staples; brother, Mitchell Staples; sister, Amber Staples; step-brother, Joseph Hulsey; step-sister and her husband, Holly and Rusty Harpe; paternal grandmother, Diana Harper; maternal grandparents, J. R. ‘Buzz’ and Janet Busbin; maternal great-grandmother, Era Streetman; uncle, Patrick Harper and his wife Tina, their children, Michael, Kathryn and Kevin Harper; aunt and uncle, Lon and Lisa Bell, their children, Chanda and Kasey Bell; uncle and aunt, Michael and Michelle Busbin, their children, Rachel, Brandi and Jessica. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, George Harper, and his maternal great-grandfather, Ed Streetman.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The funeral service will be Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Ephesus Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Godwin officiating. Interment will follow at Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.
Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory of Scott may do so online at www.whitleygarner.com
Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246