06/25/07 — JOHN F. THIGPEN

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DUDLEY -- John Franklin Thigpen, 73, died Sunday, June 24, 2007 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. John was born on Dec. 9, 1933 to the late William and Bertha Quinn Thigpen. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Deans Family Cemetery on Tommy's Road. Rev. Rose Hicks will officiate.

He is survived by two sons, Gary Franklin Thigpen and his wife, Darlene, and Michael Thigpen; five brothers, Kenneth, Virgil, Bobby, Glenn, and David Thigpen; three sisters, Lou Ann Brown, Martha Blizzard and Susan Oneil; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery and other times at the home of Gary and Darlene Thigpen, 125 Deans Lane, Goldsboro.

Arrangements by Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro where condolences may be sent to www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on June 25, 2007 1:47 PM