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Mary Agnes Thigpen

September 30, 1913 — March 4, 2016

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Mary Agnes Clark Thigpen

Avera, GA  –              Mary Agnes Clark Thigpen, 102, loving wife of 67 years to Curtis Thigpen, entered into her eternal rest Friday night, March 4, 2016 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Monday, March 7, 2016 at James Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Ken Gross officiating. Interment will follow in Wrens Memorial Gardens.

Agnes was born to the late Dicy Hadden Dixon Clark and the late Cleveland Clark and was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County.  After graduating from Stapleton High School, she worked in the shipping department of the old shirt factory in Louisville after which she was a bookkeeper for Henderson Chevrolet.  After marrying, they became partners in the gospel, devoting her time to serving her Lord and family. She was in fellowship at Gospel Chapel in Avera. A dedicated wife, mother and friend, Agnes was an elegant lady with simple tastes and a servants’ heart.

Agnes was also preceded in death by all of her siblings—sister, Vivian Clark Hardin Sheppard, brother, Lester Clark, infant brother, J.T. Clark, and half-brother, Homer Dixon; as well as several nieces and nephews. Other survivors include her two daughters, Patsy Thigpen, and Sheryl McDonald (Anthony) of Honea Path, SC; sister-in-law, Glenice Rabun Clark of Martinez; three grandchildren, Mark McDonald, Jason McDonald (Jill), and Jane McDonald Howard (Walter); three great-grandchildren, Emily McDonald, Abby McDonald and Will McDonald; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Pallbearers will be Stan Allen, Jason McDonald, Dan Hollingsworth, Mike Thigpen, Sam Thorpe and Randy Rhodes.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bob Barrow, Lance Greene, Stacey Greene, Tony Greene, Larry McGraw, Norman Pittman, Dr. Jon Reimer, Gary Rhodes, Britt Searcy, Scott Shepherd, and Mike Via.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Christian Missions in Many Lands Inc., PO Box 13, Spring Lake, NJ 07762-0013.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 1:00-2:30 P.M. prior to the services on Monday, March 7 , 2016.


I Thessalonians 4: 13-18 (KJV)

13   But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep,
that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14   For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus
will God bring with him.
15    For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the
coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16   For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel,
and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17   Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18   Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

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