Bennie James Harper, 55, of Rolla, Mo., formerly of Salem, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Jefferson City, Mo. Born at Forrest City, he was the son of the late Cecil and Inez Goss Harper.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Pierce Harper in 2000.
Survivors include his children, Jonathan Pierce Harper and Sarah Harper Welch, both of Rolla, Mo.; a brother, Dale Harper, and a sister, Brenda Harper.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with burial in the Leachville Cemetery.
Friends may e-mail condolences to www.howardfuneralservice.com.