Mary “Sue” Tharpe Dunn, age 76, of Keysville passed away on July 28, 2023, after courageously fighting her battle with cancer.
She was the daughter of the late Richard Creston Tharpe, Sr and Bertha Hudson Tharpe of Drakes Branch, VA. Sue was preceded in death by her two brothers, Richard “Pete” Tharpe, Jr. and Carroll Lee Tharpe.
She was best known as the driver of #37 Charlotte County Public School Bus for close to 40 years. She loved her job and all her kids that rode her bus. She made sure she delivered each one to school and back home safely each day. She was always full of life. She loved to be around people and always kept a positive attitude.
Sue is survived by her son, Chuck and wife Susan Dunn of Keysville; daughter, Sheryl and husband Kris Newcomb of Drakes Branch; grandchildren, Brad and Chelle Dunn, Marc and Megan Hall, Matthew and Kelly Newcomb; great-grandchildren, Madileigh and Emerilynn Dunn. She is also survived by her side kick, best friend and sister-in-law, Gracie Tharpe of Drakes Branch; two great nephews she loved very much Nick & TJ Tharpe and families; sisters-in-law, Betty Gryder of Keysville, Debbie Epperson and husband Richard of Farmville, Alice Dunn of Culpepper; a host of nieces and nephews; and special friend Beverly Fitz of Keysville.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Lebanon Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home of Sue Dunn. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Centra Hospice of Farmville, Barksdale Cancer Foundation, local fire departments and Charlotte County Rescue Squad. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville is in charge of arrangements.