Rock Island, TN resident and Grundy County, TN native Hassie M. Harper, age 78, was born January 11, 1934 and died October 7, 2012 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN following a sudden illness. A retired employee of NHC Healthcare McMinnville and member of the Church of God, she was the daughter of the late Rubin Thomas and Velma Irene King Fults. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Grady and Preston Fults. She was married July 10, 1954 to Lowell Lee Harper of Rock Island, TN. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sarah Harper of Rock Island, TN; daughter and son-in-law, Sissy and Charlie Pursley of Rock Island, TN; six grandchildren and spouses, T.J. & Jennifer Harper of Memphis, TN, Dawn and Michael Dendy of Buford, GA, Chris Slaughter of Chattanooga, TN, Zach Slaughter of Ridgeway, CO and Laura and John Herman and Holly Walker both of McMinnville; five great-grandchildren; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Rubin and Gloria Fults and Homer and Almeda Fults both of Beersheba Springs, TN and Stanley and Sue Fults of Rock Island, TN; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nellie and Arlin King of McMinnville and Linda and L.D. Davis of Beersheba Springs, TN; uncle, Tony King of Beersheba Springs, TN and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in High's Chapel. Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and 9:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at High's.