Bernard L Tharp

Born: Thu., Nov. 15, 1928
Died: Tue., Feb. 21, 2012

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Feb. 23, 2012

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Bernard L Tharp of Watkinsville, GA
Funeral services  will be held Thursday, February 23, at 10:30 am at Oconee Chapel in Watkinsville, GA, with Rev. Bill Ricketts of Prince Avenue Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Tharp was born in 1928 in Wausau, Washington County, FL.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Presley and Iona Tharp, his sister Velma, and two brothers, Heston and Howard Tharp.  Mr. Tharp and his wife, Doris, lived in Bartow, FL for their earlier years, then moved to Swainsboro, GA in 1981 where he worked as plant manager at Advanced Metal Components until his retirement.  He had previously worked with Fleetwood Homes as production manager in Lexington, Mississippi, and also in the fiberglass industry in Orlando, Boca Raton, and Plant City, FL as plant manager.  
He was an ordained deacon and active in his church and in mission work.  He was a member of Prince Avenue Baptist Church and the Word Bearers Bible Class in Bogart, GA.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Collins Tharp; daughter, Regina Brown; granddaughter Suzanne Tucker (Jeffrey) of Marietta, GA; grandson Douglas Brown (Chandra) of Metter, GA; and four great-grandchildren, Jackson and Will Tucker, and Marley and Virginia Brown.  
Interment will be in Swainsboro, at Eastbrook Cemetery at 1 PM.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements for the funeral of Bernard L Tharp of Watkinsville, GA.

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