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Funeral services for Jimmy Tarver will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Hart Funeral Chapel with Bro. Brian S. Kester officiating. A private family committal service will follow at the Park Hill Cemetery under the care and direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hartfuneralhome.net.

Jimmy Lynn Tarver, the son of Bruce and Ophelia (Andrews) Tarver, was born November 21, 1953, in Jena, Louisiana, and departed this life on December 28, 2016, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at the age of 63 following a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Don Tarver and wife Diane; his brother-in-law Bernard Sellers; and his father-in-law Barney L. Welch.

He is survived by a very loving family which includes his wife Cheryl Tarver; his sons: Austin of Tahlequah, Zachary and wife April of Winnsboro, LA, and Joshua and girlfriend Shelby Cook of Monroe, LA; his mother-in-law Cheryl Dianne Womble of Winnsboro, LA; his sister Anna Sellers of Urania, LA; and his grandchildren Avery, Anna, and Declan. A host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive him.

Pallbearers will be his sons, his grandchildren, and family friend CJ Light.

The family would like to express immense gratitude to the Doctors at Tahlequah City Hospital who fought so hard with Jimmy during his illness: Dr. Meyers, Dr. Marak, Dr. Simpson, and Dr. Aziz; as well as the nurses and support staff of the MICU. You will always have a special place in our hearts for the love, support and care that you provided to Jimmy and the family during this difficult time.
Published on December 30, 2016
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