Burlen Elown Thigpen – Obituary

By  | February 11, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry Funeral Home

Burlen Elown Thigpen, age 79, of Rogersville died Friday, February 9, 2018. Mr. Thigpen was born July 27, 1938 in Lauderdale County, retired from General Motors, and was a member of Anderson Church of Christ. Mr. Thigpen was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lexington, Alabama.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, February 11, 2018 at Spry Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, February 12, 2018 in the chapel of Spry Funeral Home, Athens with Lowell Sallee officiating, and with burial in Mitchell Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Pallbearers will be Michael Clemmons, Bobby White, Harold David, James Jackson, and Bobby Chittam. Honarary pallbearears will be Lexington A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge #613.

Mr. Thigpen is survived by his son, Michael Lynn Thigpen, of Anderson; daughter, Lisa Ann Johnson of Rogersville; grandchildren, Amanda Lynn Thigpen, of Toney; Jessica Leanne Newton, of Florence; Titus Nathan Thigpen, of Pulaski, Tennessee; brother, Jerry Freeman Thigpen, of Ohio; half-brother, Jeff Thigpen, of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Willie Thigpen; wife, Martha Jane Thigpen; daughter, Angela Darlene Thigpen Nash; and brother, Jimmy Thigpen. Spry Funeral Home, Athens directing.

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