PARMA - Maxine Tharp, 76, formerly of Risco, died Dec. 2, 2006, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Kennett.
Born March 3, 1930, in Leachville, Ark., to the late Preston and Bertha Mills Wood, she had lived the past 15 years in Parma and was of the Pentecostal belief.
On Dec. 22, 1948, in Craighead County, Ark., she married Preston "Shorty" Tharp who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1997.
Survivors include: two sons, Billy Wayne Tharp of Batesville, Ark. and Jerry Don Tharp of Parma; one daughter, Donna Jackson of Pearland, Texas; two brothers, Bill Wood of Gary, Ind. and Harold Wood of Poplar Bluff; three sisters, Mary Palmer of Bernie, Bonnie McDonald of Malden and Joyce Yarbourgh of Kennett; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m. today at Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Parma.
Burial followed in the Bernie Cemetery.