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Alice Y'vonne Tharpe

March 19, 1949 — March 13, 2024

Dickson, TN

Alice Y’vonne Tharpe, age 74, of Dickson, TN passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Ascension St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, TN. Ms. Alice, affectionately known as; Momma, Granny, “Alice THE GREAT”, and Sugar Bear, was born on March 19, 1949, in Camden, TN to the late Noble Sr. and Gertrude (Williams) Tharpe. Ms. Tharpe professed her love in Christ at an early age. During the early years She was a member of Williams Grove Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the church choir. From the church choir, Ms. Tharpe went on to becoming a member of the gospel group “THE STARLETTES”. Later on, She moved her membership to Worley Furnace Missionary Baptist Church where she was a faithful member. Ms. Alice was active in various activities in the church. While we as a community enjoyed her singing and wonderful fellowship, we especially enjoyed her gift in culinary. “Alice the Great”. “Sugar Bear” was an amazing CHEF!!

Survived by:

Sons: Anthony (Maranda) Tharpe of Columbia, TN, Danuell Tharpe of Dickson, TN,  Johnathan Tharpe of Dickson, TN

Grandchildren: Wesley Tharpe, Tyler Chambers, Savon Tharpe all of Dickson, TN

Along with a host of Great Grandchildren

Brother: Eldon (Alma) Tharpe of Crossroads, TN

Sister: Earline Tharpe of Camden, TN

Aunt: Annie Williams of Paris, TN

Special Nieces & Nephews: Saletta (Walter) Holloway of Nashville, TN, Charlotte Tharpe of Camden, TN, Jeffery (Barbara) Tharpe of Nashville, TN, Alvin Travis of Camden, TN, Melissa (Steve) Turner of Waverly, TN, Vicki (Damon) McKissick of Nashville, TN, Corey (Crystal) Tharpe of McKenzie, TN, Noble Calhoun and Nicholas Leasure of St. Louis, MO

Special Cousin: Earnestine (Eli) Olds of Nashville, TN

Special Great Nieces & Nephews: Courtney (JuJu) Darboe of Atlanta, GA, Felecia Holloway of Nashville, TN, Contrecia Tharpe of Nashville, TN, Alicia Holloway of Nashville, TN, Jaivonnia Turner of Waverly , TN, Stephen Turner of Waverly, TN, and Devin Haynes of Nashville, TN

A host of Great Great Nieces & Nephews, cousins and dear friends

Preceded by:

Father: Noble Tharpe Sr. of Camden, TN

Mother: Gertrude (Williams) Tharpe of Camden, TN

Brothers: Noble Tharpe Jr. of St. Louis, MO and Henry L. Tharpe Sr. of Memphis, TN

Sister: Wilma Dean Jennings of Nashville, TN

Daughter: Civilian Twila Tharpe of Dickson, TN

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 11:00-1:00 PM at Oakdale Funeral Home in Camden, TN.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 1 PM at Oakdale Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Williams Grove Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home

401 HWY 641, Camden, TN 38320

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Oakdale Funeral Home

401 HWY 641, Camden, TN 38320

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