Major Juanita Tharp promoted to Glory

Jul 13, 2022 | by Allen Satterlee

Major Juanita Tharp promoted to Glory

Juanita Lee (McFarland) Tharp was Promoted To Glory on July 4, 2022. She was born in Atkins, Arkansas on December 27, 1931. After graduation from high school in 1949, she entered the training college in September 1950 from her home corps in Fort Smith, Arkansas as a member of the Ambassadors Session.

Her first appointment was to the Army's Day Nursery in Durham, North Carolina, and then to The Salvation Army Home & Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She later went to Sand Springs, Oklahoma to serve at the corps there as assisting officer.

She married 2nd Lieutenant John Tharp on January 31, 1955, and joined him as corps officer in West Tulsa, Oklahoma. Other corps appointments included: Sand Springs (returning as corps officer with her husband); Clinton, Oklahoma; Altus, Oklahoma; Tulsa Citadel, Oklahoma, Ada, Oklahoma; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; Jacksonville, Florida; Cumberland, Maryland; and Lubbock, Texas.

Majors John & Juanita Tharp were Area Commanders in Austin, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana. They retired from active officership on June 30, 1996 to their home in Panama City, Florida.

Major Tharp was preceded in death by her husband, and is survived by her children John Andrew (Annette) Tharp, Jeffrey Alan Tharp, Nicholas Eugene (Connie) Tharp, Rebekah Jane (Steve) Tharp-Hudson, ten grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Interment was at the Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

– Major Frank Duracher

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