Tyson James Tharpe December 09, 2011 – March 20, 2017

Tyson James Tharpe, age 5, passed away, March 20, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Cynthia Gayle Gaulding; his father, John Randolph Tharpe, Jr.; his brother, Caleb Brylee Tharpe; sister, Lola Rheann Tharpe; adopted sister, Braelynn Spires; his aunt, Tammy Gaulding-Abel; and cousins, Kaitlan Gaulding and Kolby Abel; his grandparents, Monica and Danny Bottoms, Randy Tharpe, Pat Gaulding; and preceded in death by his grandfather, Jimmy Gaulding; great-grandfather, Edwin Massie; and greatgrandmother, Betty Massie; uncles, Randy Dawson, and Ricky Thurston (Christina); step-grandmother, Marsha Thurston. Other extended family members dear to Tyson’s heart were Carl, Preston, and Cayden Bosher, Sara Major, as well as Rudy and Dianne Bosher, John and Dorothy Stultz. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Hamner-McMillian Funeral Home, 1400 South Main Street, Blackstone, where services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the chapel. Interment was held in Lakeview Cemetery, Blackstone. Although Tyson James Tharpe was with us only five short years, we all were touched by his bright personality, his raspy voice, those bright beautiful blue eyes, and his smile that lit up the room. Tyson’s characteristics stood out from utmost everyone because of his sense of likes and dislikes. Tyson adored baseball, Paw Patrol, Batman and was obsessed with Chap Stick! He loved emojis and to have emoji texting wars, especially with his Auntie. Their favorite was the “poo emoji.” Tyson loved to sing, getting that from his Maga! He would sing “Roxanne, you don’t have to turn on the red light,” to one of our many dogs, Roxy He would warm his mama’s heart and make her smile when he sang, “Crazy girl, don’t you know that I love you?” He made us all laugh when he sang his, “You don’t have to be lonely, at FarmersOnly.com.” Though we all feel lonely and empty after this tragic loss of someone so precious, Tyson will be held close within our hearts, and there he will remain throughout our life, until we meet again. We all know that you have been received by your Papa and wrapped in his warm and loving arms.

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