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April 21, 2014

Jimmy Luke Rigsby

THOMASVILLE — Graveside services for Jimmy Luke Rigsby, 88, of Thomasville, are 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Laurel Hill Cemetery on 5th Street with the the Reverends Bob Dixon and Burns Willis officiating. Mr. Rigsby died April 19 at home surrounded by family. He was the son of the late Augustus D. Rigsby and Effie Luke Rigsby. Mr. Rigsby served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard the USS Doyle. He was later employed by Bell Telephone Service, was a cattlebuyer for Sunnyland Packing Company for many years and worked for Dixon Exterminators. Mr. Rigsby was known by many of his friends as "Birdlegs", was an avid fisherman, hunter and premiere spinner of tall tales at the "Plaza Round Table". He is survived by his wife, Virginia Mitchell Rigsby; sister-in-law, Dorothy Rigsby; children, Fondren (Melissa) Rigsby and Fred Rigsby of Thomasville, Ginny (Jack) Gross of Cincinnati, Ohio; grandchildren include Kate Huelsman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Heather Attaway of Buford, Ga., Elizabeth Reeder of Charleston, S.C., Mitchell Rigsby of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. — Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home

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