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Obituary - Mrs. Thelma Metzger Hagin
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Thelma Metzger Hagin, age 84, died Friday, February 23, 2024, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center, under the care of Regency SouthernCare Hospice.

She was born in Clyo, Georgia, and was a graduate of Clyo High School. Following her graduation, Thelma went on to attend Georgia Teacher’s College in Statesboro.

During that time, she married Hugh Russell Hagin in 1959 and in 1963 the two made Statesboro their home.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed being a wife and mother and caring for her family. She enjoyed sewing.

She was a member of the Brooklet United Methodist Church.

Thelma is preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Russell Hagin; her parents, Laurie B. Metzger and Kathleen Seckinger Metzger; a sister, Helen Freeman; and a brother, Marvin Metzger.

Surviving are two daughters, Darlene Marcella Hagin and Romona D. Hagin, both of Jefferson, Georgia; her cat, Inky; a brother, L.B. Metzger of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister, Emily Thornhill of Chesapeake Bay, Va. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

The family received visitors on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.

The graveside service and burial will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Laurel Hill Lutheran Church Cemetery, 1530 Laurel Hill Road, Clyo, GA 31303, with the Rev. Rick Mitchell officiating.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Brooklet United Methodist Church, 201 Parker Avenue, Brooklet, Georgia 30415.

Friends may sign the online register book at

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, February 27, 2024

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