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James Carlisle Thigpen
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  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    1444 Remount Road
    North Charleston, SC 29406
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  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church
    P. O. Box 536
    Hartsville, SC 29551

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“Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your loved one. Your family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. Mayor Minnie Newman and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mayor Minnie and Hanahan City Council - SC

“Janet, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Thigpen's passing. You both were such nice neighbors to my family and to my Mom. God Bless you and keep your...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Janet and family,Please accept our sincere condolence for your loss of Carlisle. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Felton & Joy Knight - Hanahan, SC

“The Refreshing Springs Kingdom Outreach Ministries would like to take this time extend our most heartfelt sympathies to you. We can hardly imagine...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Melissa Weeks-Richardson - Sumter, SC

“My condolences to the Thigpen family! I'm so very sorry for your lost. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jenny Housand Dawson - SC

“Mrs. Janet and family,Mr. Carlisle was a wonderful man. We have many memories to cherish over the years that we have been blessed to have you both...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Molly Spell - Hanahan - Neighbor

“sorry to hear of your lost ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: carlton and etta brown - SC

“Carlisle was always good for a laugh when I called him or stopped by his office. He was steadfast in his accuracy. There were days I'd think of him...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rita Addison - Summerville, SC

“Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.Love, Parnell and Neumann families ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I wanted to give my condolences to you Janet and family he will be missed by so many. We know that death is not the end the comfort is knowing we...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Margie Chandler - Cades, SC


James Carlisle Thigpen, 87, of Hanahan, SC, husband of Martha Janet Byrd Thigpen entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 16, 2018. His funeral service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1444 Remount Road at 4:30 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be held Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery, 2236 Bethlehem Road, Hartsville, SC, 29550 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Northwoods Chapel.

Carlisle was born February 23, 1931 in Clarendon County, one of 10 children of the late Jim E. Thigpen and the late Lillie Green Thigpen. A graduate of Hebron High School, he served in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked in the wood accounting department at Mead Westvaco for more than 40 years. Carlisle was an active member for nearly 60 years at Aldersgate United Methodist Church and also was a member of the Hammerton Masonic Lodge #332.

He is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Janet Thigpen of Hanahan, SC; son, Jim Thigpen (Dawn) of Johnson City, TN; daughter, Sydney Mellard (David) of Lawrenceville, GA; brother, Julius Thigpen and sister JoAnn Holladay (JV); grandchildren: Caroline M. Clark (Spencer), Meredith M. Hawks (Ryan), Owen Thigpen (Brittany), Matthew Thigpen and Hannah Thigpen; many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by three brothers: Jesse Thigpen, Clarence Thigpen, Mervin Thigpen and four sisters: Letha Welch, Aline McKenzie, Juanita Welch, Elizabeth Camp.

Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1444 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC, 29406 and/or Bethlehem United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 536, Hartsville, SC 29551.