Ruth Bertie Raper


Ruth Bertie Raper age 88, of Hazen, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Ruth was born in Prairie County on March 3, 1926 the daughter of Julius V. Addison and Minnie Jernigan Addison.

Mrs. Raper was a life long resident of Prairie County, a homemaker, and a member of First Baptist Church of Hazen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Raper and a son, Marcus Raper.

Ruth is survived by three sons, Russell and Dewey Raper of Hazen and Tim Raper of Stuttgart; two daughters, Levone Nelson of Moro and Charlene Boddie of Richardson, Texas.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 26, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Hazen. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery.

4 thoughts on “Ruth Bertie Raper”

  1. Charlene Boddie

    If flowers grow in heaven,
    Lord, pick a bunch for me.
    Please place them in my mother’s arms
    and tell her they’re from me.
    Tell her that I love and miss her
    and when she turns to smile,
    place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.
    Mom, I love you & can’t imagine life without you, But I know your Happy and with Jesus. Your Loving Daughter – Charlene

  2. Mrs. Ruthie….What great friends we became over the past years. It was so nice when I was in town to come visit you and we had those long talks, we discussed everything! I love being Charlene’s neighbor and will take good care of her, Jordyn, & Earl. You will be missed, but I will see you again one day! Love you to Heaven and Back. Stephen

    Charlene, Vone & Russell
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all! You had such a wonderful mom. I know you guys will miss her, but she’s happy now, free of pain and suffering and with Jesus!

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