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[15 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | 9,800 views]
Don Harp dies

The word got out on Facebook earlier today that Don Harp, the oldest son of the founders of Springdale-based Harps Food Stores, died this morning.
Those reports were confirmed this afternoon. Harp ran the company from the late 1960s until 1994 when his brother, Gerald, took over as president. In 2000, current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger Collins, took over as president. In 2001, the company’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan purchased all remaining shares of stock in the grocery store chain from the Harp family and managers, making the store …