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Obituary for Gladys Overman Raper

Gladys Overman Raper, 95, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at The Wilson Pines.

Gladys was born January 9, 1922, in Johnston County to the late Sid and Bertie Barnes Overman. She was married to the late Henry E. Raper. Gladys was a member of Kenly Original Free Will Baptist Church as well as a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the church. She had a great passion for children, and made a huge impact on the many children that she kept in the Kenly area for a number of years, many of which came back years later just to visit and reminisce on all the good times.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Kenly Funeral Service. A service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Kenly Funeral Service with the Rev. Aubrey Williamson and Rev. Howard Scott officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Kenly Cemetery.

Gladys is survived by her sons, Elwood Raper and wife Rhonda of Kenly, and Richard Raper and wife Alice of Wilson; brother Curtis Overman and wife Joyce of Kenly; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephew.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Overman.

The family would like to personally thank everyone for the many kind deeds they have done for Gladys over the past several years. You will never know how much even the smallest gesture meant to her and her family.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542





11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Kenly Funeral & Cremation Service

103 E Second St
Kenly, NC 27542





11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Kenly Cemetery

Kenly, NC 27542


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