Born 7-9-1957 -- Died 5-26-2007
Helen Marie Tharp, of Salem, Ark., daughter of the late Ira Ray and Dorothy Andora (Wells) Thomas, was born July 9, 1957, in Phoenix, Ariz. She died May 26, 2007, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem at the age of 49 years.
She was united in marriage to Jearl Dean Tharp on Dec. 23, 1977, at West Plains, Mo. Helen spent her working years as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a nurses assistant.
She was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by: her husband, Dean Tharp of Byron, Ark.; five daughters, Tina Lawrence of West Plains, Melissa Lockhart of West Plains, Spring Newton, Crystal Knight of Byron and Cynthia McKinnon of Viola; three brothers, Michael Thomas of Phoenix, Ariz., Ira Thomas of Waynesville, Mo., and Ray Bowen of Moreno Valley, Calif.; three sisters, Carol Beaver of Phoenix, Ariz., Dorothy Childs of Phoenix, and Judy Greer of Westpoint,?Ind.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; a son,?James Tharp; a brother Richard Thomas; and a sister Ruth Thomas.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the Byron Community Church in Byron, Ark., with Bro. Roy Gregg officiating, Arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem.