Ray Harper, 61 of Madison, died July 6, 2013. He was the son of Raymond and Lizzie Mae Harper. He was born July 17, 1951. He was a lifelong resident of Morgan County. He was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Mr. Harper was a talented man, working in construction most of his life. He enjoyed working with his hands. He liked to repair small equipment and build bird houses and rabbit boxes.

He is survived by his siblings, Janice Cronic, Shirley Sidwell, Vivian Walker and Ralph, James Harper, Kenny Harper and Yvonne, Kathy Pusateri and Joe and Patty Brooks and Randy. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Ben Cronic.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m., July 13 at 1500 Knight Road. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Brownwood Cemetery. Rev. Ron Swann will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Harper, Ronny Stovall, Shane Stovall, Ricky Stovall, Steve Stovall, Garrett Bone and Wayne Walker. Memorials may be made to Brownwood Baptist Church.

A. E. Carter Funeral Home has care of arrangements.