Margaret Pauline Reavis Harpe

Published 3:03 pm Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Margaret Pauline Reavis Harpe, 95, of Mocksville, died Monday, Oct. 5 at Trinity Elms in Clemmons.

She was born Oct. 24, 1919 in Davie County, grew up in Yadkin County, and graduated with honors from Courtney High School. Mrs. Harpe was a faithful member of Bear Creek Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and regularly provided flowers from her garden for the sanctuary, Clarksville Extension and Community Association (formerly Clarksville Home Demonstration Club) and for many years was vote-counter, judge and registrar for the Clarksville precinct. She was a gardener and enjoyed quilting and cooking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Turner Washington and Elva Louise Reavis; her husband, Joseph Hubert Harpe; her siblings, George Parks Reavis, Howard Lane Reavis, Ralph Martin Reavis, Mildred Reavis Phillips and Giles William Reavis; and her son-in-law, Rufus Leo Brock.

Survivors: her children, Margaret Jo Brock, Patricia (Bill) Shelton, Jean Harpe, Kenneth Reavis (Linda) Harpe and Arnold Collette (Nancy) Harpe; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Laura Pauline Brock (Paul) Kelly, and their children, Paul E. “Tripp” Kelly III and William Tyrus “Ty” Kelly; Rufus Neil (Rhonda) Brock and their children, Rebekah Gale Brock (T.J.) Powers and Benjamin Tabor Brock; NC Sen. Andrew Coley (Andrea) Brock and their children, Scarlett Hope and Stella Faith Brock; Slayton Reavis (Emily) Harpe and their children, Kathryn Elizabeth and Meredith Kate Harpe; Jennifer Louise Harpe (Jeremy) Helton and their children, Jane Harpe and Ardin Clair “Acie” Helton; Joseph Henry (Jessica) Harpe and their children, Wyatt Collette and Zoey Matilynn Harpe; Emily Louisa Harpe (Scott) Cornatzer and their daughter, Katherine Louisa “Katie Lou” Cornatzer; her sisters, Peggy (Eldon) Wishon and Carolyn Bray; her brother, Turner Leo (Mary Katherine) Reavis; a sister-in-law, Betty Anne Reavis of El Paso, Texas; and her special friend, Carolyn Sherrill.

A funeral service was to be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 at Bear Creek Baptist Church.  The body was to be placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family was to receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Eaton Funeral Home.

Memorials: Bear Creek Baptist Cemetery Fund, c/o Bill Shelton, 3190 US 601 N, Mocksville; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.