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Chris Tharp

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Chris Tharp is a native of Bedford where he graduated from Liberty High School. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and graduate degrees from Brown University and the University of Virginia. Chris is the 3rd generation of the Tharp family to enter funeral service following both his father and grandfather into the profession. Chris and his …

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Murrell W. Thornhill, IV

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Murrell W. Thornhill, IV is a co-owner of Tharp Funeral Home. He is a native of Lynchburg, where he graduated from Heritage High School in 1994. After his service in the United States Army, Murrell attended John Tyler Community College and became a licensed funeral director in 2003. He is married to Adrian Barbour Thornhill, and he has three children: …

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David Cook

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David Cook started in funeral service in May of 1974. He is married to Nicole Drew Cook and together they have six daughters, one son, four grandchildren, and three pet dogs. He is active in church and is a member of the Gideons International. David graduated from Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in May of 1978. He is also a …

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Jared Tucker

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Jared Tucker has been working full time as a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Bedford since 2007. A Bedford native, Jared was a 2003 graduate of Liberty High School. After high school, he attended Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA and graduated in 2006. Jared worked in Georgia and North Carolina for surrounding funeral homes to later …

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Sam Dyba

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A native of Bedford County, Sam is a graduate of Jefferson Forest High School. After high school, Sam attended John Tyler Community College where he received his Associates in Funeral Services. Sam joined the Tharp family in 2015. Sam lives in Forest and very active in his church, Mount Hermon Baptist Church where he is the choir director and leads …

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Kay Rice

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Kay received a Certificate in Accounting from Central Virginia Community College, an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science, Magna Cum Laude, from John Tyler Community College, and has completed RTS (Resolve Through Sharing) training. She is a member of Timbrook Women’s Club, Women of the Moose Chapter 1335, is a committee member with the Heart of Virginia Branch of the QDMA, …

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Patrick Hubble

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Patrick Lee Hubble originally from Los Angeles, California moved to Virginia and graduated from Appomattox County High School in 1987. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving as a combat medic and dental technician, he was honorably discharged in 1992. Patrick then graduated from Cypress College in Los Angeles and became a licensed embalmer and funeral director in 1997. Patrick is …

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Melissa Hardenburg

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Melissa “Missy” Hardenburg, a resident of Amherst, VA where she is proud to call home and be active in the community. Missy graduated high school from Nelson County High School in Lovingston, VA and went on to receive her degree in Mortuary Science from John Tyler Community College in 2002. In addition to helping our client families, Missy manages our …