Mary Christine Raper: Obituary


Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville announces funeral services for Mary Christine Raper, age 85, of Blairsville, who passed away Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 in Lifecare Center in Ducktown, Tennessee.

Christine was born and raised in Union County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Gurley Raper and the late Blanche Cook Raper. She loved children and she loved her family. Christine never met a stranger and delighted in talking with people. Putting up food from the garden for winter, cooking and eating were some of her favorite things to do. She was known as a Godly woman, and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Union County.She was so happy just to get all dressed up in her Sunday best to go to church services.

Surviving family members include numerous nieces and nephews, including Liz Beavers and her husband Kenneth, and Sandy Sneed and her husband Randall.

Funeral services have been scheduled for Friday, November 8th, 2019, to be held at 2:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville. The following gentlemen have been selected to serve as pallbearers: Joe Patterson, Jeff Patterson, Dave Patterson, James Patterson, Steven Towe, and Cecil Beaver. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery on Loving Road.

Visitation at the funeral home will be held on Friday, the same day as the funeral, beginning at 12:00 noon.

Cochran Funeral Home and Crematory of Blairsville is honored to be serving the family of Mary Christine Raper. Please share your condolences and sign the online guest registry at

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