Earlie Tharpe, 67, commercial fisherman

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ASH — Earlie Tharpe, 67, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, after an illness. He was born in Durham, N.C., Oct. 13, 1949, a son of the late Charlie J. Tharpe and Lula M. Todd Tharpe. He was a commercial fisherman.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Cashwell Tharpe; sons, Michael Tharpe, Earlie J. Tharpe and Dennis Hall; daughter, Casondra McLaurin; brother, Johnny C. Tharpe; sister, Mary Lou Matthews; and nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the home of Mary Lou Matthews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, at the chapel of Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. Burial will be in Mintz Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunwickfuneralservice.com.