The Newnan Times-Herald


​ Shirley G. Tharpe

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Feb. 18, 2019 - 4:11 PM

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Mrs. Shirley G. Tharpe of Palmetto passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019. 

She was born in Atlanta on January 12, 1937 to the late James W. Green and Dorothy Green.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Tharpe is preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Allgood. 

Mrs. Tharpe is survived by her husband, Robert Joel Tharpe; her sons, Kenneth Webster (Jean Ann), Joel Kevin Tharpe (Melissa), Jeffrey Michael Tharpe (Gina); her sister, Joyce Cambre (Steve); her grandchildren, Kaleigh Ann Conelis (Dustin), Joel Webster Tharpe, Callie Nichole Tharpe, Colby Cleghorn, Carson Cleghorn, and Kyndal Tharpe; her great-grandchild, Jack Elihuh Conelis.

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The funeral will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 1 p.m.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to either the Baptist Manor,  1861 Clairmont Rd Decatur, GA 30033 or the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, 9250 Hutchesons Ferry Rd, Palmetto, GA 30268.

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 770-253-4723