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'Like a bad dream': Family remembers youngest person in Gregg County to die from COVID-19

On July 22, Gordon Lee Harper, 37, died of complications from COVID-19.
Credit: Les Hassell- News-Journal

Carolyn Harper picked up a large framed photo off the mantle at her daughter’s house. In the photo was her son, Gordon Lee Harper, as a high school senior almost 20 years ago.

“This is my favorite picture of him,” Carolyn, 56, said with a crack in her voice.

On July 22, Gordon, 37, died of complications from COVID-19. His family is trying to cope with the loss of their son, brother and uncle.

Read more from our newspaper partners the Longview News-Journal.