Marion Harper Conner

November 5, 1926March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019, Marion Cecil Harper Conner passed away following a short illness at the Earl B. Hadlow Community Center. Marion was born on November 5, 1926, in Jacksonville, Florida, and moved to Waycross, Georgia, shortly thereafter. She attended Wacona School. After graduation she spent two years at business school in Waycross. Marion worked in finance departments of various businesses and retired as the financial secretary of Terry Parker Baptist Church in 1991.

Marion is predeceased by her husband of fifty years, William Hoyt Conner, parents, Joseph and Annie Harper, sister, Mildred Faulk, and brother, Buddy Harper. Marion is survived by her two children, Dr. William Scott Conner (Connie) of Greenville, North Carolina, and daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Conner of Jacksonville, Florida, two grandchildren, Whitney Conner of Flagler Beach, Florida, and Nathan Conner (Ashley) of Greenville, North Carolina. She is also survived by three sisters, Dorothy Faulk of Brunswick, Georgia, Joann Bartley (Bob) of Danbury, Connecticut, and Juanita Lee (Eddie) of Waycross, Georgia, and brother, Alton Harper (Virginia) of Camilla, Georgia, as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Earl B. Hadlow Community Hospice and Palliative Care Center for their care of Marion during her final days. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in her honor to Community Hospice, Hadlow Center.

Visitation will be held from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, followed by the funeral service at 12:00pm. Interment will follow at Chapel Hills Memory Gardens.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS CHAPEL HILLS, 850 Saint Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32225, is serving the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, March 7, 2019

Marion Harper Conner

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Bonnie Tippins

March 8, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Marion’s death. My mom has been telling me stories about when they were young. Please know of our love and prayers for your family during this difficult time.
Jim and Bonnie Tippins
Susie Youmans,
Susan Carter
Rosie Sellers
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