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Ida Ruth Tharp

Abingdon, Virginia


Ida Ruth Tharp, 94, of Bristol, Tennessee passed away on Monday, June 10, 2024.


She was born in Bristol, Virginia on May 13, 1930, to the late Edgar Brummett and Callie

Bowman Brummett. 

Ida graduated from Greendale High School and had a love and strong passion for creativity.  She realized her dream of entrepreneurship by opening and operating Chik-N-Little for 31 years in Abingdon, Virginia where her passion for cooking was evident in her dishes.  Outside the restaurant, Ida loved shopping, gardening, telling stories, and camping, but above all, she adored her family and gathering with them to share her love of food and fellowship.  After retirement, Ida and Larry traveled the country and saw many beautiful places, but her favorite place was the beach.  “Your love will always be with us in our hearts and our

memories until we meet again in Heaven.”


In addition to her parents, Ida is preceded in death by her husbands, James Paul Lupo and Larry Allen Tharp; brothers, Cecil Brummett, Kenneth Brummett, Gene Brummett, Mack Brummett, Wilmer Brummett, and Junior Brummett; three sisters, Edith Mae Fleenor, Dorothy Carrier, and Ann Marie Vankovich (ReRe); beloved daughter Susan Diane Ryder, grandson Chad Necessary, and son-in- law Craig Ryder.


Ida is survived by her daughters, Debbie Lambert of Bristol, TN (Bob Viers) and MaryAnn Lupo of Jacksonville, Fla; son William Clayman of Abingdon, VA (Kim); her grandchildren, whom she loved so very much, Nicholas Lee Lambert, Lauren Elizabeth Lambert, Ryan Dawson Lambert, Trisha Necessary, and Alex Clayman, her beloved sister Patricia Hartsock (Fred Sullivan); special nieces and nephews who meant the world to her, Steve Vankovich, Ken Tolbert, Benji Tolbert, Debbie Tolbert, Davida Vankovich, Elisa Hartsock, Debbie Brummett, Cindy Frerichs, Debbie Fawley, Jeff Hartsock, Bill Brummett and many more; a very special family friend that has been Mom’s Angel, Cindy Spradlin.

Ida is also survived by many great-grandchildren, extended family, and friends.


The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and physical therapy

Staff at NHC Bristol, TN for being so sweet and taking care of their Angel.


A graveside service will be held Monday, June 17, 2024, at 1:00 P.M. at Forest Hills Memory

Gardens Pavilion with Pastor Dan Birchfield officiating.  Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to arrive by 12:45 P.M.


Steve Vankovich, Ryan Lambert, Nick Lambert, Ken Tolbert, Jeff Harsock, and Mark Dotson will serve as pallbearers.


Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Ida Ruth Tharp.


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Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Ida Tharp.  If our Sheriff’s Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office

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13 jun

A sweet and beautiful lady all the way around with a great sense of humor. I had not seen her in years and I know she will be greatly missed by all of you. Fly high Lady

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