Scurry Tharpe Joins First Reliance Bank

Scurry Tharpe, Vice President, Relationship Banker

First Reliance Bank announces that Scurry Tharpe has joined the company as Vice President, Relationship Banker and will work out of the Greenville office. He has over 12 years of industry experience in the commercial credit risk background and in wealth and retail.

Scurry is a 2009 graduate of The Citadel, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration and, in 2018, an MBA from Anderson University. A native of Greenwood, S.C., he moved to Greenville in 2011. In his free time, Scurry enjoys spending time outdoors with his children and coaching youth sports on the weekends.

Market President Chris Laughridge shared, “We are pleased to welcome Scurry to the Greenville team, where he will focus on developing and building relationships with community-area business owners and professionals. He is a talented banker who brings significant credit experience with him to his new role.”

Founded in 1999, First Reliance Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: FSRL.OB) is based in Florence, South Carolina, and has approximately $950 million in assets. The Company employs more than 200 professionals and has locations throughout South Carolina and central North Carolina. First Reliance has redefined community banking with a commitment to making customers’ lives better, its founding principle. We offer a full range of personalized community banking products and services for individuals, small businesses, and corporations, including a full suite of digital banking services, treasury services, a Customer Service Guarantee, and a Mortgage Service Guarantee. First Reliance also offers two unique community customer programs: Hometown Heroes, a package of benefits for those serving our communities, and Check ‘N Save, an outreach program for the unbanked or under-banked. Additional information about the Company is available on our website,

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