Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Duck Hill Baptist Church for Mr. L.Q. “Sonny” Raper, 83, of Duck Hill, who died on Sunday, July 25, at his residence. Burial will follow in the Duck Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Buchanan and the Rev. Kerry Gibson will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service and one hour prior to service time on Thursday, July 29, at Duck Hill Baptist Church.
Sonny was born on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1938, in Duck Hill to L.Q. and Esther Louise Haynes Raper. He was retired as operations manager at Screw Conveyor in Winona. He was a devoted member of Duck Hill Baptist Church and honorably served in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He will long be remembered as a Little League Baseball coach, an avid Ole Miss Rebels fan and a cattleman.
His parents and a grandson, Jonathan Raper, preceded Sonny in death.
Survivors include, his wife of 63 years, Carolyn Gay Raper; daughter, Christan Raper Corbett of Brandon; sons, Douglas Raper (Cathy) of Grenada, Quint Raper (Sandy) of Duck Hill and Kevin Raper (Demetria) of Flora; sister, Linda Raper Goodroe of Greenville, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Chris Corbett, Jessica Mizell, Michael Counts, Taylor Decell, Hillary Ross, Kaden Raper, Russ Raper, Lane Raper, John Digby and Britney Digby and four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Chris Corbett, Michael Counts, Terry Haynes, David Raper, Kaden Raper and Russ Raper.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Duck Hill Baptist Church.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.mckibbenandguinn.com
McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service in Grenada is in charge of arrangements.