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William "Bill" H. Thigpen

December 15, 1949 ~ March 7, 2021 (age 71)

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Mr. William “Bill” H. Thigpen, Sr., 71, of Dearing, Georgia passed away at his home on March 07, 2021.  He was born in Louisville, Georgia on December 15, 1949, to the late Cecil Thigpen and Bernice Landrum Thigpen.

Mr. Thigpen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Lee Minus, and his sisters, Cecelia Cliatt of Thomson, Georgia and Venera Guillebeau of Harlem, Georgia.  He is survived by his son, William “Bill” H. Thigpen, Jr. (Jeni) of Appling Georgia; his daughter, Michelle Thigpen Bozard (Michael Schumpert) of Barnwell, South Carolina; his sister, Evyon Thigpen Cox, of Thomson, Georgia; his four grandchildren, Mac Overton, Cooper Thigpen, Alexis Anne Bozard, and Jimmy Bozard; and his best friend, Johnny Kitchens (Lisa), of Thomson, Georgia.

William grew up and lived most of this life in McDuffie County where he was a graduate of Thomson High School.  Mr. Thigpen was Baptist by faith, served as a Sgt. in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War, was a carpenter by trade and worked for Triangle Construction and Two State Construction until his retirement.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.  Mr. Thigpen also loved hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson, Georgia, off Highway 171.

Per CDC requirements, the family will be observing social distancing, and masks are requested and appreciated.  Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate phone calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mr. William “Bill” H. Thigpen, Sr.



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Graveside Service
March 10, 2021

2:00 PM
Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery
3316 Magnolia Church Rd.
Gibson, GA 30810

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