Mrs. Carmen F. Tharp, 89, of Newberry, Fl. died Thursday August 13, 2015, at E.T. York Care Center, after a prolonged illness. She was born in New York to Leslie and Marie Ford. She was a dedicated registered nurse and worked many years at Shands Hospital and North Florida Regional Hospital in Pediatrics prior to retirement. She was a proud member of First Baptist Church of Newberry, Newberry Garden Club and DAR. She enjoyed flower gardening, bird watching and loving her family. Carmen is preceded in death by her husband Bill and son Glenn. She leaves behind her sons Wayne (Alice) of Newberry and Edwin (Sandy) of Fort Myers. She is survived by grandchildren Laurie, Kevin (Michelle), Leslie and Karen. Also step-grandchildren Eric (Kelly) and Alicia (Chris). Great-grandchildren Kirk, Dylan, Zak, Hailey and Olivia. Also step great-grandchildren Kelsey, Samuel, Kyle, and Isabelle. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Newberry on Monday August 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Flowers are welcomed, but donations to Haven Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Newberry are also appreciated.