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Willis E. Tharp

Monday, February 26, 2007

Aug. 4, 1926-Feb. 23, 2007

Willis E. Tharp, 80, Greencastle, died Friday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Earl and Hurtha (Terry) Tharp.

A U.S. Army veteran, he was had been employed at General Motors Allison Division in Indianapolis for 30 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Greencastle Lion's Club and a life member of VFW.

He married Doris L. Sutherlin on Aug. 5, 1960. She survives.

Also surviving are a sister, Maxine Huller, Fillmore; and several nieces and nephews.

His parents, brothers Cedric Tharp and Donald Zaring Tharp, and sister Madonna Cornett preceded him in death.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Rev. Steve Williams officiating.

Burial with military rites will be in Cloverdale Cemetery.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday.

Condolences may be e-mailed to inbth@keystonegroup.com.