Theresa Diane Thigpen, 71, of St. Marys passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at her residence.
Born Dec. 22, 1947, in Waycross, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lillian Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Thigpen.
Diane had lived most all of her life in Camden County and was a 1966 graduate of Camden County High School. She was a preschool teacher at Childtime in St. Marys for 20 years. She loved her cats and her church. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two children, James Thad Thigpen of Gardener, Maine, and Jamie Kristen Spetnagel (Shane) of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a brother, Billy Smith, and sister, Mary Ann Intravia, both of St. Marys; and grandchildren, Logan Spetnagel, Mykaela Spetnagel, Ethan Spetnagel, Kai Thigpen, Caitrin Spetnagel and Brayden Thigpen.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Calvary Baptist Church in St. Marys with Pastor Don Harris officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to service time. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Pallbearers were Ray Dyals, Will Woolard, Aubrey Colvin, David Brown, John Pounds and Dan Meeks.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.