MITCHELL, Ga.- Mr. Leroy Thigpen, 83, of Big Creek Road, Mitchell, entered into rest Thursday, September 23, 2004, at the Gibson Health & Rehabilitation Center, Gibson.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday at Fellowship Church with the Rev. Carter Hudson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Thigpen was a native of Glascock County, a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a mason in the Masonic Lodge No. 257. The family says he liked to sit and talk with others and he liked to fish.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mrs. Evelyn Usry Thigpen; two sons, W.M. Dwight Thigpen of Thomson and Tony Thigpen and his wife, Leslie of Mitchell; three daughters, Linda Newsome and her husband, Mike, of Ridge Spring, S.C., Faye Fries and her husband, Jim, of Hephzibah and Teresa Smith and her husband, Jim, of Phoenix City, Ala.; one brother, Mr. R.W. Thigpen of Mitchell; two sisters, Myrtice Dye of Modoc, S.C., and Leslie Guy of Augusta; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of Elsie Milburn at 712 Calhoun St. Gibson, GA 30810.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.