In Memory

Mary Harper Freeman

Mary Harper Freeman

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04/10/09 08:34 PM #1    

Coble Dixon (Staley)

Mary Harper and I were great friends during high school and college, although she was at Meredith and I was at UNC Greensboro. We had so many fun times, especially running around UNC Chapel Hill in her mother's little white Valiant while in high school when we were supposed to be attending a Scholastic Press Insitute regarding work on our year book. I won't even go where that adventure led, but I have never forgotten it! Then, when in college our freshman year, and NCSU's homecoming,her boyfriend set up a blind date for me, and oh my goodness. That has been 45 years ago and I still remember his pink shirt and socks and red sport's coat. I think I am still scarred by the first look I had of him.

It is probably obvious I think of her often and I still miss her very, very much. She came and sat with me at Lenoir Memorial Hospital when my mother was dying. We shared so much. The world lost a beautiful, vivacious, fun-loving girl when she passed away, leaving a big hole in the life of her husband, boys, and her friends.

06/17/09 07:22 PM #2    

Mary Catherine Stroud (White)

Hardly a week goes by that I don't think of Mary Harper, my cousin and my friend. Her smile was as beautiful as she was. It is still hard to believe that she is gone. She was never more beautiful that in those last few years when she became confined to the house more and more. Yet she spent that time calling old friends and sending beautiful card and notes to those who were ill too. I miss you, my friend!

06/25/09 04:40 PM #3    

Martha Humphrey (Tharrington)

Mary Harper was one of my best friends in high school and college. In fact,she was my maid of honor in my wedding to Norman. I truly miss her, particularly when I ride by her house on Vernon Avenue. I spent many hours at that house. We could always get in trouble but we did a good job of talking ourselves out of difficulties with our parents. She certainly left us much too soon. Martha Humphrey Tharrington

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