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Irene Thigpen Hyde

Published 1:02pm Saturday, December 14, 2013

Irene Thigpen Hyde of Wetumpka passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at the age of 87.

The service to celebrate her life was held at 10 a.m. Dec. 4 and her burial was held Dec. 5.

Mrs. Hyde is survived by her daughters and their husbands Veda and Rodney Moss of Ball Ground, Ga.; Melba and Freddie Pouncy of Eclectic; Gisele and Billy Echols of Wetumpka; and son and his wife Mel and Delane Hyde of Wetumpka. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deborah Irene Hyde, and by her husband of 68 years Melvin J. Hyde Sr.

Mrs. Hyde was born on April 24, 1926, in Cullman County and was the oldest child born to C.L. and Doris Whitaker Thigpen.

Mrs. Hyde met her future husband in Sylacauga. They were married on April 11, 1945.

Mrs. Hyde retired from the State of Alabama Treasurer’s Office.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Gentiva and the many friends and family members for your help and support during this time.

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