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Georgie Sharpe


1911 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Georgie Sharpe Obituary
Georgie Patton Bumgarner Sharpe, died July 13, 2014, at the age of 103 at her home in Amarillo, TX.
She was the eldest of nine children, born May 23, 1911, to Annie Patton and Charles Simpson Bumgarner, at their home in Chattanooga,TN.
A private graveside service will be held at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Charles Louis Pattison officiating.
Georgie was married to Luther Sharpe while she was in nurses training and he was in Seminary. As a couple they lived many places, including Tennessee, Indiana, New York City, Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Amarillo, TX, where he retired from the ministry. He pastored the First Presbyterian Church, Clovis, NM in the 1940s and was pastor when the present church building was erected at 11th and Pile Street.
Georgie was preceded in death by her husband: Luther E. Sharpe; her parents: Annie and Charles Bumgarner of Millers Creek, NC; and a sister: Hazel Burford of Clovis, NM. She was also preceded by a son-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law.
She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Benton of Seattle, WA. Also four sisters, Ellen Kerley of Seattle, WA, Beth and husband, Bob Sidnam of Millers Creek, NC, Sue and husband, Louis Pattison of Clovis, NM, and Joy and husband, Hoyt Pattison of Clovis, NM; three brothers, Charles Bumgarner, Jr. of Danville, VA, Tom Bumgarner of Raleigh, NC and Carroll Bumgarner of Chatham, VA. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and dozens of cousins scattered throughout the United States.
Arrangements have ben entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home 575 762-4435 muffleyfuneralhome.com
Published in the Clovis News Journal on July 15, 2014
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