AIKEN – Mr. Carl Leon Harper, 55, of 710 Hampton Ave., entered into rest February 15, 2014 in Sumter, SC. Funeral arrangements will be announced. Mr. Harper was a member of the Second Baptist Church and a 1976 graduate of Aiken High School. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Clarence C. Harper and his sister, Beverly Harper. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Harper, Aiken; two daughters, Whitney S. Simpkings, Aiken & Brandylynn Graham, Charleston, SC; one son, Parkker Jones, Columbia, SC; mother, Virgie Harper, Aiken; eight sisters, Rosalyn Harper, Gwendolyn (Roscoe) Harper-Epps, Sharon Harper, Patrice (Marvin) Johnson Jr., Michelle (David) Harper-Meriwether all of Aiken, Deloris (Wincia) Anderson, Graniteville, Sylvia (Tom) Humphries, Loganville, GA, and Brandalyn (Terry) Harper-Carter, Irmo, SC; five grandchildren; and a host of other relatives. Family and friends may call the residence. G. L. BRIGHTHARP & SONS MORTUARY, 390 BEAUFORT ST., AIKEN (803) 648-0134.