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Mr. Edison Thigpen

Mr. Edison Thigpen, age 87, of the Orianna Community of Soperton, died on Sunday, July 4, 2021, at Fairview Park

Hospital in Dublin. Mr. Thigpen was born in Treutlen County. He moved to Florida in the mid 1950s, and returned to Treutlen County in 1960. He worked in the citrus processing industry in Winter Haven and Bradenton, FL. He worked for a short time at the Firestone Store in Soperton. In the early 1960s, he started a 40-year career with Built Well Homes, which became Adrian Homes, and retired as a supervisor in 2005. He was a longtime member of Orianna Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernie R. and Vera McLendon Thigpen; 3 siblings, Frances Thigpen, Hazel Sweat, and Bernie “Junior” Thigpen Jr.; and 1 son-in-law, Rufus Mixon.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Carolyn E. Thigpen, Soperton; 1 son, Billy Thigpen (Sarah), Luling, LA; 1 daughter, Deborah Mixon, Cochran; 2 sisters, Joyce Hayes and Louise Logan, both of Soperton; 3 grandchildren, Blaine Thigpen (Kristyn), Wesley Thigpen (Holly), and Dawn Phillips (Mike); 3 great-grandchildren, Madilyn, Maddox and Emrie; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at Orianna Baptist Church, with Rev. Arthur Conley officiating. Interment followed in Orianna Cemetery.

Sammons Funeral Home in Soperton was in charge of arrangements.

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