Born 6-23-1927 -- Died 6-22-2005
Ross Tharp, 77, of West Plains, Mo., was born June 23, 1927 in Camp, Ark., the son of the late Aley Tharp and Eva Manis Tharp. He died June 22, 2005, in West Plains, Mo.
He was united in marriage July 16, 1949, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., to Mary Hollis.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, receiving an honorable medical discharge after serving 45 days.
He was employed by Shipp Lumber Company in Thayer for 31 years and was of the Freewill Baptist faith. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home in West Plains; one son, Jackie Earl Tharp and wife, Judy of West Plains; one daughter, Connie Mae Powell and husband, Donald, of West Plains; two grandchildren -- Aaron Powell and Jacki Tharp; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers -- his twin brother, Boss, Ed, Harley and Lawrence Tharp; and five sisters -- Tressie White, Bernice Shell, Mae Tharp, Corrine Albright and Annie Wilhite.
The funeral was held June 24 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bro. Bill Bales and Bro. Andy Latham officiating. Burial was in Arytown Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.