Funeral services for Mrs. Karen Gatlin Harper, of Fulton, formally of Greenwood, will be held Monday, July 12, 2021 at 3 pm in the Oliver Funeral Home chapel, with burial following in the Winona Garden of Memory. Visitation will be from 1pm until service time at the funeral home. Rev. Ben Raper will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Dave McDaniel, Bryan Gatlin, Hunter Harper, Thomas Costilow, Lanny Brown and Holland Heath.
Mrs. Harper, 53, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born February 7, 1968, to Wash Lavertt and Joyce Carpenter Gatlin. She attended college at Wood Junior in Mathiston. She was a member of North Carrollton Baptist Church and volunteered with VBS at North Greenwood Baptist Church.
Mrs. Harper was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her husband, Walter Lee Harper III of Fulton; daughter, Anna Joyce Sanders of Greenwood; sons, Michael Wade Sanders (Deana) of Blue Springs and Paul Dylan Sanders of Tupelo; mother, Joyce Carpenter Gatlin of Greenwood; brother, Darrell Lavertt Gatlin (Jamie Lynn) of McCarley; stepdaughter, Hayley Harper Browning of Charleston; stepson, Hunter Lee Harper of San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.