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Mr. Clemon Albert Thigpen
Retired Thigpen's Service Station

Mr. Clemon Albert Thigpen, 79, of Thomson, entered into rest August 9, 2007, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of Waistel Langham Thigpen.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2007, at Second Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Drawdy officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Ben Thigpen, Christopher Thigpen, Phillip Wilkerson, Adam Thigpen, Matthew McEver, Brandon Waller, Josh Smith, Terry Reese and Joey Tuten.

Mr. Thigpen was born in Glascock County, but lived most of his life in McDuffie County He was the son of the late George Thigpen and the late Mary Lou Hobbs Thigpen. Mr. Thigpen was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean conflict and served in Occupied Germany. He was a retired farmer and the owner and operator of Thigpen's Service Station for 39 years. Mr. Thigpen was also a member of Second Baptist Church, the Woodmen of The World and a member of the VFW for over 40 years.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Waistel Thigpen, Thomson; Sons: Walley Thigpen and his wife Brenda, Thomson, David Thigpen and his wife Bettie, Thomson, Lynn Thigpen and his wife Susan, Thomson, and George Thigpen, Moorsville, NC; Daughters: Belenda Wilkerson, Thomson, Charlotte Waller and her husband Charles, Washington; Sisters; Ammie Ree Mauck, Warrenton, Agnes Garner, Camak, Georgia B. Reese, Camak; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to United Hospice, 620 Ponder Place, Suite A, Evans, GA 30809, Second Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007

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