Ruenell K. Thigpen, 72, of St. Marys, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus.
Born October 25, 1941, in Swainsboro, GA, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Idell Bell Kirkland. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dan Kirkland.
Mrs. Thigpen had resided in Camden County since 1986, and was a loving wife, mother, and sister.
Graveside services will be held held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Kirkland family cemetery in Emanuel County at 11 am, with Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, May 20, 2014, at Durden-Hudson Funeral Home in Swainsboro, GA., from 6 pm until 8 pm.
Survivors include her husband, Dave Thigpen of St. Marys; daughter, Michelle Thigpen Dowling (Kenneth) of Sumner; son, Steven Lewis Thigpen of Conway, SC; sister, Gwen Farmer of Swainsboro; brothers, Wilder Kirkland, Don Kirkland, J.L. Kirkland, and Ed Kirkland all of Swainsboro; sister in law, Sonya Kirkland of Swainsboro, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.