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Michael Ray "Mike" Thigpen

June 22, 1968 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 50)
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            Mr. Michael Ray “Mike” Thigpen, 50, of Swainsboro, GA. passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Thigpen was born June 22, 1968 in Swainsboro, GA. to Ray Thigpen and Margie Douglas Halligan. He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, S.A. “Tincy” Douglas & Auline Hooks Douglas; paternal grandparents, Ben & Irene Thigpen. Mr. Thigpen lived most of his life in Soperton, before moving to Swainsboro. He attended Heart of Georgia where he received a Welding Degree. Mr. Thigpen loved hunting, fishing, riding 4 wheelers, and especially loved his pets, Boogie, Girly, and P-Joe. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was attending Blackville Church of God.


            Survivors include his mother, Margie D. Halligan of Swainsboro; special aunt, Glenda Avery of Swainsboro; aunt, Beulah Graham (Kent) of Adrian; uncle, Travis Thigpen (Sharon) of Adrian; several cousins, other family members, and friends.

            Funeral Services will be in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019 with Rev. Cail Pressey officiating.

            Interment will follow in the Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery. 

            The family will receive friends 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Chapman Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers are Van Harris, Orlando Noble, Benji Calhoun, Tommy Cullens, Jr.,Rodney Posey, Jr., Curt Sutton, Mike Guthrie  and Rusty Brown.

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            Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Michael Ray “Mike” Thigpen, 50, of Swainsboro.


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