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George Alexander Tharpe

Mr. George Alexander Tharpe Jr., age 84, of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at his residence. He was born on Monday, July 14, 1930 in Barnesville, Ga., to the late George Alexander Tharpe Sr. and the late Mildred M. Smith Tharpe. Mr. Tharpe proudly served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church in Griffin. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Elizabeth Miller Tharpe; and infant sister, Mary Frances Tharpe. Mr. Tharpe is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Trude and Roger Hinson of Ola, Ga., and Jenny and Cliff Brown of Jackson, Ga.; grandchildren, Wilson Wallace, Gincy and Kevin Moon, Joseph Brown and Kimberly Grissom; great-grandchildren, Liliana Moon and Carter Moon; sisters, Gloria Devoré, Meda Sexton, Josephine Marshall and Linda Fetting; brother and sister-in-law, Nolfet and Linda Tharpe; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Mr. George Tharpe Jr. will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Sherrell Memorial Chapel with Rev. Thomas Moon and Rev. Melissa Mobley officiating. Interment will follow in the Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions be made to the Butts County 4-H, P.O. Box 315, Jackson, Ga., 30233 in memory of Mr. Tharpe. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at sherrell-westburyfh.com. The Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home 212 E. College St., Jackson, is serving the Tharpe family.

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