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August 17, 2021


Margaret Frances Thigpen

April 04, 1935 - August 16, 2021

Mrs. Margaret Thigpen affectionately known as “Shanny” and “Sweet Mama” passed away on August 16, 2021. She was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School.  She assisted with the Bogalusa Charm School, was President of the Civic League, President of the Camp Fire Board, Leader of Camp Fire and Y-Teens and a YWCA Board Member.  She was also Ingelside President, the second Queen of MCCA in 1982, a member of M.A.S.H., a member of a number of Bridge Clubs and also a member of the Bogalusa Country Club for 50 years.  She was also co-owner of the Sportsman’s Inn Restaurant and Motel.

Mrs. Thigpen is survived by her daughter Margaret Deborah Donnelly (Ben) Zaricor of Roswell, GA; a son Douglas Dean (Kellie Cefalu) Thigpen of Biloxi, MS; and her grandchildren Douglas (Bre) Donnelly of Roswell, GA, Joseph Thigpen of Baton Rouge, LA, and Anna Thigpen of Metairie, LA.

Mrs. Thigpen was preceded in death by her father Otis Poole, her mother and stepfather Mr. & Mrs. Dean Pearman, her husband William Douglas Thigpen, a grandson Matthew Donnelly, one brother Charles Richard Poole, Sr., and one sister Dorothy Allred.

Visitation will be held Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until time for the services at 12:00 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Jim Stayton officiating the service.  Interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory in Bogalusa, Louisiana is in charge of arrangements.

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