John Wesley Tharp, 68, of Canton, died on Thursday, November 2 from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident.  

A funeral service was held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at at Breeland Funeral Home followed by burial will be in the Canton Cemetery.  

Survivors include: wife of 42 years, Marie Luke Tharp; step-daughter, Teresa Luke Warren (Tom) of Florence; step-sons, Gary Runnels (Ann) and Mickey Runnels (Jennifer) of Magee and Keith Runnels (Kim) of Mize; sister, Donna Tharp Williams (James) of Ridgeland; brothers, Thomas Tharp (Edna) of Brandon and Larry Tharp of Canton; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.