Andrew Elliot “Fuzz” Harper


Andrew Elliot “Fuzz” Harper, 91, of the Sandy Cross Community, passed away early Thursday morning,  November 2, 2017 at the Brown Health and Rehab Center in Royston.

Born October 28, 1926, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late John T. and Tarella Karzan Carey Harper. He was the husband of the late Vera Belle Rice Harper and brother of the late Imogene Oliver. He was a veteran of the U S Army and was a farmer. He had served as Scoutmaster for the Sandy Cross Boy Scout Troop. He was a member of the  Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Kendall and Deanie Harper; three grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Shannon Elliot Harper, Andrew “Andy” and Joy Harper, and Josh Harper; five great grandchildren, Lane, Jett, Jerryd, Tyson, and Gabriella; sister Sally Marcelene Bryant and brother, Clyde M. Harper, both of Sandy Cross; special niece raised in the home, Gwendolyn Rice Westfall, Athens, GA.

Services will be Sunday afternoon at 3pm at the Pennington Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Elrod and Rev. David Bryan.  Burial will be in the Zidon Baptist Church Cemetery.

The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm Saturday evening at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. Condolences may be left at



  1. Mary and Robert Duvall
    November 6, 2017 - 8:27 pm

    So sorry to learn of your loss. Just found out tonight. Will keep you in our prayers during your time of grief. We love you like family.

  2. Praying for Peace and comfort for you Gwen, and your family during this time…

  3. Weather has prohibited our traveling today to be with you to celebrate the life of Elliot. Please accept our condolences. There is a time for everything, and this was Eliot’s time to go. Enjoy the happy memories, may you feel the comfort of family and friends, and be sustained by God’s loving arms surrounding you.. God’s peace to all. The Wayne Bragg family.j

  4. Eddie Wayne Grizzle
    November 3, 2017 - 4:20 pm

    It seems Elliot Harper has traveled to the great hunting grounds above. A surrogate father to dozens of young men in the 60’s and 70’s as Sandy Cross’s Boy Scout leader, Fuzz led by example and served as a true role model. His positive attitude and knowledge of the outdoors was second to none. He had some of his first deer hunts with my grandfather in the 50’s and was kind enough to share that story with me and returned the favor by carrying me to deer hunt in Hancock county with Byron Sartain, James Brooks, Ronald Carey and a few other adults. He even lent me an old British 303 to hunt with. No, I was not successful but either James or Byron got a nice 7 pointer. Both shot at it but I do not remember which was successful. For better or worse I was hooked. Yes, it is so bad I am in Colorada elk hunting now. So Kendall as you say goodbye to Elliot tomorrow I want you to know I will be on a mountain in Colorada and will pause my hunt to pray and pay tribute to an unsung hero that represented the finest in mankind. Fuzz loved us unconditionally and we loved him.

  5. Deepest sympathy for your loss… thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Sorry for your loss. Fuzz was a wonderful man . He was definitely a pillar of Sandy Cross. As a child I spent so much time at the home of Fuzz and Vera. They always made you feel welcome. My heart and prayers are with each of you in this time of loss. Love you all.

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