In tribute: Defense attorney remembered as peacemaker

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File photo Fred Tharp, shown in this 2007 photo, practiced law for 41 years and was the state’s first public defender. Kevin Wilson Fred Tharp spent years learning the law, and decades more applying it. But he tried to live his life by a law that wasn’t in any courtroom. “When we stop caring about […]

Clovis attorney practices ‘country law’

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fred Tharp, 75, is beginning his 41st year as a lawyer in Clovis. “For an old man, I always seem to keep something to do,” he said. By James Mentink: CNJ Correspondent It would be tempting to think of Clovis attorney Fred Tharp as a hero in a John Grisham […]

Tharp, Charly “Chuck”

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of the Fireballs, an internationally known band. He penned numerous rock ‘n’ roll […]

Vocalist, founding member of Fireballs dies at 65

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Rail thin, with a black cowboy hat perpetually atop his head, Chuck Tharp entertained for generations. He died Friday at the age of 65 from heart failure, following a battle with cancer. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of the Fireballs, an internationally known band. He […]

Women’s conference offers spiritual journey

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer In 1963, an 11-year-old girl stood on the front steps of her Corpus Christi home and cried, clutching her Chihuahua. She had just witnessed her father strangle her mother to death and then fire a 32-caliber bullet into his head. She and her siblings were put in separate foster […]

Tharp, Ray

Ray Tharp Services: Have been held. Mr. Ray Tharp, 95, of Texico, a farmer, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born May 3, 1908, in Oklahoma, to Nathan and Nettie Maddox Tharp. He was a resident of Texico all his life. He farmed in the Bovina and […]