The Woodward News

September 30, 2013

Alberta Shirlene Tharp Southerland


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Alberta Shirlene Tharp Southerland was born to Albert and Clara Irion Tharp in Dewey County, Oklahoma on February 20, 1941. She departed this life on September 25, 2013 while in the Vici Nursing Home at Vici, Oklahoma.



Alberta attended the Clinton Public Schools. She graduated from Vici with the class of 1960. After graduation she married Charles Emery Southerland in 1962. Two children were born to this union, Roseangela Kay and Joe Lynn. The family lived in Clinton, Oklahoma before returning to Vici, Oklahoma. While Charles worked at the Vici Co-op and for Dewey County District #3, Alberta worked hard on the farm south of Vici. They raised cattle and horses and really enjoyed the work.

Alberta was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vici. She loved playing dominos, cards, and looking at cook books, always saving her favorite recipes.

Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents, Albert and Clara Tharp. She is survived by her children, daughter Roseangela Kay Southerland of Woodward, Oklahoma and son Joe Lynn Southerland of Vici, Oklahoma, other family and a host of friends.

Funeral Services were held Friday September 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Vici, Oklahoma with interment at Sunnyside Cemetery, Vici, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family at shawfuneralhome.net. Shaw Funeral Home of Vici