Mrs. Joyce “Hope” Tharpe Combs, age 89 of Elkin passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at Chatham Nursing and Rehabilitation in Elkin.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. David Wellborn officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the church prior to the service. Burial will be in Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery.
Hope was born November 7, 1932 in Wilkes County to Conard Cornelius and Mary Ada Emeline Johnson Tharpe. She loved to cook, sew, work puzzles and play cards. She was active with her church family, a grandmother to all, and an avid sports fan of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Hoover Combs; one son, James Keith Combs; five sisters, Susie Poplin, Francis Key, Ada Lou Dimmette, Ruth Pardue, and June Tharpe; and three brothers, Frank Tharpe, Charlie Tharpe, and Lewis Tharpe.
Hope is survived by one brother, Conard Tharpe.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church 2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697 or Donor’s Choice.
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Fishing Creek Arbor Baptist Church Building Fund
2446 Fishing Creek Arbor Road, Wilkesboro NC 28697