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William Tharpe was my Grandfather born in Holcomb Hollow, Nicholas County, West Virginia, 23 June 1925. The son of Thomas Tharp, of Webster County, and Priscilla Elizabeth (Taylor) Tharp, of Greenbrier County. The "E" in his surname was added in his generation. William spent his whole life in Holcomb, building his family home next to his father's. He was a naval veteran of WWII. He had a series of heart attacks on his farm in Holcomb but he later died at the Summersville Hospital in Nicholas County, West Virginia on 29 October 1995.