Alton Thigpen, 73

LEBANON -- Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, April 12 at Immanuel Baptist Church for Mr. Thigpen, 73, of Lebanon.
Retired from Bradley Candy Company after 40 years of service, Mr. Thigpen died Saturday, April 9, 2011 at his home.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Services were conducted by Pastor John Hunn, Brother Carl Jones, and the Rev. Donald Owens. Interment followed at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of over 55 years Elois Weems Thigpen; children Vickie (Randy) Whited of Lebanon, Danny (Sherry) Thigpen of Antioch and Jeff (Heather) Thigpen of Lebanon; grandchildren Chad (Brittany) Whited, Bradley Whited, Daniel and Jacob Thigpen, Vickie (Andrew) Hill, Kristen Hayden, J.T. and Arielle Rudolph and T.J. Gilbreath; sister Carolyn Cessnas of Potomac, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his step-mother Edna Clemmons Thigpen; brother Bobby Thigpen; great-granddaughter Alana Christine Whited.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon.