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Katherine Tharp

The Greenville Herald-Banner Monday, March 13, 2006

Katherine Octavia Tharp, 82, of Cash died Sunday, March 12, 2006 in her home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wieland Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. John Albritton will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Grady Busby, John Bowen, Greg McKinney, Eric Albritton, Mike Underwood and Ricky Underwood.

She was born July 20, 1923 in Trinidad, Colo., to Joseph Thomas Brannon and Mattie Stapleton. She married Billy Franklin Tharp on Oct. 25, 1941 in Rockwall. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Brewer of Cash; a brother, Bill Brannan of Cash; two sisters, Jean McKinney and Winona Fox, both of Cash; granddaughters Mitzi Cruise of Dallas, Michelle Albritton of Longview and Stacy Bowen of Lone Oak; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Mable Atkisson and Deloris Underwood.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, Dallas Division, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207-8806.

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