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Nelwyn Sherrill Tharpe, 71, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer.
Funeral is set for 10 a.m. Friday in the sanctuary of Springtown Baptist Temple, 201 J E Woody Road with interment at Spring Creek Cemetery in Weatherford. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Mrs. Tharpe was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Richland Parish, La., daughter of the late Harrel and Maggie Branch. She was a dedicated member of the Springtown Baptist Temple for more than 10 years. Tharpe loved to quilt and faithfully read the Bible every morning. Being an outdoors enthusiast, she spent many hours sitting on the porch enjoying the birds.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Joe Branch.
Survivors include daughters, Theresa Arnold and husband, Bobby, of Springtown and Sandy Cobb and husband, Patrick, of Red Oak; grandchildren, Madelynn Herndon and husband, Tyler, of Springtown, Shelby Arnold of Springtown, Timothy Cobb, Tyler Cobb, Natalie Cobb, and Jenny Cobb all of Red Oak; siblings, Lee Branch and wife, Jane of Magnolia, Ark., Donald Branch of DeBerry, Diane Branch, Wayne Branch and wife, Dedi of Springtown, Michael Branch and wife, Janice of Kilgore, Ronnie Branch and wife, Linda of Stephenville, Dieanne Middleton and husband Donald Ray of Granbury; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.