Born 7-17-1932 -- Died 1-10-2003
Jimmie Shannon Tharp, 70, son of the late Jess L. Tharp and Lottie Nickels Tharp was born July 17, 1932, in Saddle, Ark., and passed away Jan. 10, 2003, in Salem, Ark.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired truck driver.
He was a loving and caring son and brother, and a friend to all.
Survivors include six brothers and sisters -- Jessie Tharp and wife, Betty of Madison, Ga., Melba Jean Bowers and husband, Herbert of Thayer, Bobby Tharp and wife, Kitty of Lenoir City, Tenn., Peggy Stone and husband, Dearl of Bouxite, Ark., Euretta Smith and husband, Alfred of Osceola, Ark., and Jerry Tharp of Little Rock; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Diane, Jay, Erika and Jennifer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald, James and Hubie Tharp and one sister, Mary Bennett.
Services were Jan. 13 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Dr. Bill Banks officiating. Burial was in the Saddle Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Danny Crabb, David Coffman, Paul golden, Alfred smith, DAvid Summers, A. J. Marvel and Brandon Marvel.