Geraldine Weaver Tharpe, 84, of Van Buren, formerly of Sheridan, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at a local nursing home. She was born Dec. 29, 1928, in Joiner, member of First Baptist Church in Sheridan and widow of David L. Tharpe.

She is survived by a son, Greg Tharpe of El Dorado, Hills, Calif.; a daughter, Jerri Ryan of Fort Smith; two brothers, Dwight Weaver of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Phil Weaver of White Hall; a sister, Juanita Hunt of Fayetteville; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Oct. 10 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.