Horace Thigpen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Horace George Thigpen, 79, husband of Virginia Newsome Thigpen, entered into rest Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at Mattie C. Hall. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 22, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from Morningside Baptist Church with Pastor Wally Hoyle officiating. Interment will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, GA. Pallbearers will be Dustin Thigpen, Ryan Thigpen, John Thigpen, Larry Thigpen, Michael Faglier and Freddie Lariscey and honorary pallbearers will be the Mens Sunday School Class. Survivors include, his sons, Steve Thigpen and his wife Belinda and Phillip Thigpen and his wife Lynn all of Augusta; brother, M.M. 'Junior' Thigpen of Greenwood, SC; sister, Audrey Duncan of Greenwood, SC; Grandchildren, Keeley Fox, Dustin Thigpen, Ryan Thigpen, Lance Thigpen and Jennifer Levengood; great-grandchildren, Kaylin Fox, Kole Thigpen and Kira Thigpen. Mr. Thigpen was born in Avera, GA to the late Marvin Matthew and Ora Dye Thigpen. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church, a US Army Korean War veteran and had retired from Nabisco after 25 years. If so desired memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church, 1825 Kissingbower Road, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-August 21, 2008