Dorothy Sue Kisselburg Raper, age 84 of Murphy, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, at her home. Mrs. Raper was born January 14, 1937, in Culberson, NC, to the late Lloyd Luther Kisselburg and the late Agnes Black Kisselburg. She was a member of the Household Of Faith Baptist Church. Dorothy Sue was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Her family and faith meant the world to her. She retired from Murphy High School as a cafeteria worker. Dorothy was an active member of Eastern Star and the Culberson Community Club for many years. She enjoyed reading scripture, listening to gospel music, and sharing her deep devotion to Jesus Christ with all who knew her.She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Pearly George Raper. Her grandparents, Luther and Mattie Kisselburg who raised her. Her father and step-mother, Lloyd and Evelyn Kisselburg, mother, Agnes Black, brother-in-law, Steve Rainey.
Survivors include daughters: Linda Fay (Richard) Mashburn and Frances (Michael) Spidare, sons: James (Scott Holtham) Raper, Michael (Tonya) Raper, Alan (Deborah) Raper, and Earl (Ellen) Raper, sister, Mona Rainey, grandchildren: June (Van) Hensley, Keith (Rebecca), George (Becky), Preston (Holly) Mashburn, Sally (Kyle) Cody; grandchildren Justin (Lindsey), Austin (Lauren), Preston, Autumn, Cade, Grace, Chris (Natalie), Sarah, Erin, and Jonathan Raper, Cassie (David) Lindley, great-grandchildren: Colby, Dawson, and Emma Hensley, Dixie (Aaron) Ingle, Darly (Tucker) Lynn, Daisy, Dozer, Ellie, and Luke, Presly, Beau Mashburn, Jacob, Levi, and Malachi Cody, Madison and Jaxson Raper, Jeremiah (Amber) and Isaiah Jacobs, and Page Lindley, foster-grandchildren, Lexis, Madison, Natalie, Kaylee, and Karson King,
Funeral services: Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Household of Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Mashburn, Rev. Keith Mashburn, and Preacher Preston Mashburn officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: George Mashburn, Christopher, Jonathan, Justin, Preston and Austin Raper. Honorary pallbearers: Colby and Dawson Hensley, Dozer Mashburn, Earl and Cade Raper.
The family will receive friends at the Household of Faith Baptist Church, Saturday, March 6, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Gideons International. The family respectfully requests the use of facial masks at the services.
Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy, NC. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.