Funeral services for Dollie Mae Davis Thigpen, 88, who entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Hancock-Elmore-Hill Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Boykin will officiate. Burial will follow at Ashwood Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service and in the Ashwood Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, immediately following the graveside service.

Mrs. Thigpen was born in Lee County, a daughter of the late Jasper J. and Lillie Mae Merritt Davis. Mrs. Thigpen was a devoted Christian, a proud Southern lady, a devoted mother, grandmother, wife, sister and a friend to many of her fellow South Carolinians. She grew up in the Ashwood community during the Depression. She was especially proud of being a graduate of the former Ashwood High School. She also thoroughly enjoyed gardening and reading all of her life. She retired from the former General Telephone Co.

She is survived by her loving husband, Edward M. Thigpen of Sumter; sons, James E. Thigpen of Mount Pleasant and Allan D. Thigpen of Sumter; sister, Louise Watson of Bishopville; and grandchildren, Emily Ann Thigpen of Tennessee, Bobby Thigpen of Tennessee and Jasper M. Thigpen of Sumter. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery M. Thigpen.