George Belvey Raper

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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George Belvey Raper, 76, died June 9, 2021. He was born December 9, 1944 in Elizabeth City to the late John Belvey Raper and Mary Stevenson Raper.

He enlisted in the US Navy served in the Vietnam War.

In addition to wife Linda Stafford Raper, George is survived by children Steve Raper and wife Michelle, Stephanie Raper Propst and husband Franz and Stacie Raper Smith and husband Matt; grandchildren Madigan Raper, Preston Propst, Olivia Raper, Lucas Raper and Elin Propst; siblings Ray Raper, Joyce Taylor, Richard (Buddy) Raper, Earl Raper and Ronnie Raper and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, George is preceded in death by brother Harry Raper.

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A graveside funeral service was held June 12 at New Hollywood Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S Navy. Twiford Memorial Chapel, Elizabeth City is serving the family.