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Catherine L. Rogers Thigpen
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1924
Death: Jan. 1, 2015
Ware County
Georgia, USA

Mrs. Catherine L. Rogers Thigpen died Thursday morning (January 1, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities in Waycross.

A native of Eastman, GA, she was the daughter of the late Bruno M. and Nannie Lee Mullis Rogers. She graduated from Rhine High School in Rhine, GA and was an honor graduate from Martha Berry College in Rome, GA earning a B.S. in Home Economics and Science. She began graduate work at The University of Georgia in 1947 earning her Masters from Valdosta State College in 1972.

She retired from teaching with service in Brunnell and Haines City, FL; Waycross and Ware County School Systems as well as in Glynn County, Brunswick. She was an active member and President of the local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international honorary organization of women educators. She volunteered in Cub and Girl Scouts and was involved in PTA and Garden Club. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Brunswick, GA and First Baptist Church of Waycross, GA.

Mrs. Thigpen was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Verrille Grey "Ace" Thigpen.

Survivors include two sons, Roger Thigpen and wife Loraine of Petal, MS, James Thigpen and wife Rosemary of Gainesville, GA; one daughter, Ann King and husband John of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Christy Thigpen LeRoy and husband Toby, James Grey Thigpen, Morgan Marion Thigpen and wife Megan, Kelley Thigpen, Jimmy Lee Thigpen, Scott King and fiancÚ Kathryn Guzzardo, Raleigh King and fiancÚ Jordan Harris and Hannah King; and great grandchildren, Judah and Andrew LeRoy and Macy and Mia Thigpen.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday (January 4, 2015) at First Baptist Church in Waycross with the Dr. J. Eric Mathison officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday at Music Funeral Home. Pallbearers are James Grey Thigpen, Morgan Thigpen, Jimmy Thigpen, Scott King, Toby LeRoy, Donnie Rogers and Dean Rogers. Memorials may be sent to Baptist Village, 2650 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503; or First Baptist Church, 702 Elizabeth St., Waycross, GA 31501. 
Family links: 
  Bruno Morgan Rogers (1896 - 1966)
  Nannie Lee Mullis Rogers (1905 - 1973)
  Verrille Grey Thigpen (1925 - 1999)*
  Catherine L. Rogers Thigpen (1924 - 2015)
  Lillian Frances Rogers Taylor (1933 - 2013)*
  Samuel Lee Rogers (1936 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Faithful to her trust,
even unto death.
Oakland Cemetery
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Created by: B. B. Roberts
Record added: Oct 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42987478
Catherine L. <i>Rogers</i> Thigpen
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Catherine L. <i>Rogers</i> Thigpen
Added by: B. B. Roberts
Catherine L. <i>Rogers</i> Thigpen
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For a Georgia Peach on her 85th birthday.
- B. B. Roberts
 Added: Oct. 12, 2009

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