Kathryn Nay Clay
The very sudden death of our dear father left my sisters and I bereft and overwhelmed. We contacted Tharp on the high recommendation of close friends, and we cannot say enough for how professional, thorough, organized, and intuitive the people at Tharp are. From the very first consultation, they truly listened to what we wanted and what we knew our father would have wanted when it came to final arrangements, funeral particulars, obituary details, etc. Everyone we met on the Tharp staff was personable, understanding, and responsive. We are so grateful we turned to Tharp for one of Life’s most important events; Tharp offers a wide variety of choices when it comes to final arrangements for your loved one. The folks at Tharp never once tried to “sell” us anything we weren’t interested in; they gently showed us options and understood immediately which direction our family wanted to go. Dad would have been very pleased, and my sisters and I were able to memorialize our father exactly the way we wanted to, thanks to Tharp.
Michael E. Smith
“Years ago I was briefly employed by a large funeral home. The emotion of loss doesn’t easily mesh with the business of death. It requires a truly dedicated person with special skills to handle both on a daily basis. In my opinion, you are examples of the best in the profession. This comes from someone who knows more about your business than the average person does. I will certainly speak highly of Tharp in the future and recommend your firm whenever I get the chance.”
the Clyde Garbee family
On behalf of my mother, my brothers, and the entire Garbee family, I want to thank you for your exemplary care in making final arrangements for Clyde Lewis Garbee, Sr., this past week.
We are so pleased with every aspect of the services rendered by you and the entire staff at the Lynchburg location of Tharp Funeral Home. Every staff member served with compassion and respect for us. Your service was itself a tribute to my late father.
Thank you again for your graciousness and kindness you showed to us during our darkest hours.
James W. Warf III, Maj, USAF Chief
“I would like to express my most sincere thanks to the staff of Tharp Funeral Home from my family for the superb job you did handling my father’s funeral. As a child who grew up in Lynchburg but moved away 12 years ago when I joined the military, I had no idea what funeral home to choose when my father passed away.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia would like to thank Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory for their unbelievable generosity in donating over $20,000 to support our mentoring programs. Essentially, those funds will enable us to match 20 more children that are facing adversity with positive, caring adult role models. We are very grateful. It’s because of community minded businesses like Tharp that make it possible for needs to be met in the Central Virginia community.
The Free Clinic of Central Virginia is honored to count Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory as a Community Partner! As a Free Clinic we rely on volunteers to provide medical, dental and pharmaceutical services for our patients who are low-income and without health insurance. Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory’s generous financial contribution makes it possible for us to support hundreds of volunteers, purchase necessary equipment and medications, and maintain our healthcare facilities. Tharp’s recent donation leveraged over $75,000 in donated services and supplies, and allowed us to provide comprehensive primary medical and dental care to over 70 patients. Our patients greatly appreciate that Tharp gives back to the community in a way that has such a tremendous impact. Thank you!
We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Tharp. We cannot thank them enough for their kindness and assistance to our family during this difficult time.
C. Brent Douglass
I just wanted to say again how much my family and I deeply appreciate the extraordinary service that your team provided for my dad’s service. Everything you did was way beyond expectations. It was clear to me that all of you at Tharp cared very much for him and that made our experience easier and more personal.
John and Alison Pettit
We just wanted to say thank you to the Tharp staff for the kindness shown to us during the loss of our precious baby. It was such a difficult time for us but everyone showed so much compassion. We appreciate the time spent with us and the assistance given to help with decisions. We cannot thank you enough for everything you all did for our family but especially for the care shown to us during this hard time.
“I just want to thank you for everything. You have helped me and my family through the worst possible time in our lives. The funeral and service was absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. And my precious daughter, Amanda, was most beautiful. Thank you again so much to you and the rest of the staff involved for your continuous support through our difficult time.”
Shannon and Kyle
“Kyle and I would like to express our deep gratitude for all the care in which you provided for our family after my grandfather’s (Nathan Powell) death. In a chaotic and difficult circumstance, you offered us peace of mind and secure arrangements. I am so glad for the opportunity to meet you and thank you for the good job you do! I appreciate all of your – and Tharp’s – kindness regarding Grandaddy’s funeral arrangements.”
Donnis M. Honeywell
“I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I and my family are with the professional, compassionate and kind attention we received from everyone at the time my mother passed away. It was apparent their goal was to make everything easy and pleasing to us and they did an outstanding job.
Bob & Doris Williams
“Tharp Funeral Home staff has always showed a positive professional attitude towards the needs of our family. There has been several occasions that their services were required and we were always very satisfied with their service in our time of need!”
Sybil A. Frey
“Just a short note to say how much I appreciate the kindness and concern that all of the folks from Tharp provided to my family. This was one of the darkest days of our lives and all of you took the time to provide the best of care to my family.
Please keep us in your prayers during this very difficult time.”
Betty F. Riddick
“I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for your care and consideration all through the trying time of my husband’s death. All throught the process you were so very helpful and took care of detail I never even thought of. Also with having the pre-arranged plans in place, it made the process so much easier and that was such a blessing for Roland’s sons and for me.
I also would like to express my thanks to Jared for his help and his kind and helpful care to the details, all his efforts were appreciated so much.
Thank all of you so very much for your TLC.”
“I want to take a moment to tell you how grateful we are. My mother would have been so pleased with how things turned out, which is the same sentiment shared with us by many of the family and friends in attendance. On a more personal note, I want to extend a special “Thank you” and a big hug to to everyone especially for how warm and comforting you were to me. I felt overwhelmed when all this began, I couldn’t believe how easy and seamlessly you made it all go. My mother never did anything half-way, or at the last minute. By making her arrangement with you in 2002, she once again proved that fact. My entire family was impressed and I am very grateful Momma’s funeral was perfect. She would have expected nothing less.”
Carolyn C. White
“Mom and Dad had pre-planned everything, so I really had very little to do when Mom passed away. My parents decided to preplan when my aunt and uncle did, and how grateful I am to them for choosing Tharp. They continue to look out for me even with their deaths. I have nothing but praise for everyone and everything associated with Tharp Funeral Home.”
Jerry & Ronda Smith
“We cannot adequately express our sincere gratitude for your supreme level of service. Deep in our hearts we knew that, second only to our Lord Jesus Christ, our son was in loving hands at Tharp. You truly set the gold standard in personal service. We are truly fortunate to be associated with such a fine group of caregivers.”
“You were especially helpful in explaining all the aspects of the cremation, from the initial startup through the removal of the cremains from the crematory. Being able to view this process enabled me to assure my family that our brother was not alone during this time. Thank you all for making this difficult and unexpected time so much easier!”
The Daughters of Elizabeth West Tweedy
“Your kind and gentle manner during a very difficult time was exceptional. You were dealing with four very distinct personalities, yet took the time to listen and consider the wishes of each individual. Tharp seemed to understand and honor the value we placed on our mother’s life and made us feel as though she was still a part of us.”
“Your presence was a calming factor. You guided us so gently through the whole process. Your professional manner combined with your personal compassion meant more than we could ever express. Tharp is a valuable part of this community.”
“In September you handled the cremation and memorial services for my nephew. Thank you so much for helping my sister and niece plan and have his memorial service. Your staff was extra kind to them in the most difficult time of their lives. Your facility was especially warm, welcoming, and beautiful. I can see why they chose your funeral home. Thank you so much.”
“When my husband died suddenly Tharp Funeral Home was recommended to me by my friends. Jared was the director, problem solver, and guide through the funeral process. He found out what I wanted and made every thing to honor my husband happen just as I wished. A full military burial with bag pipes! I recommend him without any reservation.”
“Words cannot express the kindness and comfort I have felt getting your notes on the special days of my mother, Louise D. Bolling’s life, since her passing. Your notes are so touching on those special days when I think only my wife and I remember them. May God Bless you each day of your life for the personal impact you are having on those who need support. Your work is a blessing to all who receive it. Many thanks.”