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Hilda Newcomb Tharpe / March 06, 2018

Hilda Newcomb Tharpe, age 75, of Blackstone and formerly of Fort Mitchell, died Friday, March 2, 2018. She was born March 29, 1942 in Charlotte County, to the late Edward W. Newcomb and the late Nellie Bailey Newcomb. She was a member of Salem Christian Church. 

Hilda is survived by her son, James Ray Tharpe and wife, Amy; grandson, Cody Ray Tharpe; granddaughter, Chaley N. Turman; and brother, Lacy E. Newcomb and wife, Charlotte. 

She was predeceased by her parents and sister, Irma Newcomb Garner. 

A funeral was held Sunday, March 4, at Salem Christian Church. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Salem Christian Church, 4698 Fort Mitchell Drive, Chase City, VA 23924.

Newcomb Allgood Funeral Home, will be handling the arrangements. 

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