Obituary of Annis Melton Higgins ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Annis Melton Higgins, age 78 of Nebo passed away Saturday September 06, 2008. A native of Yancey County, she was born on December 27, 1929 to the late George Perry Melton and Alice Virginia King Melton. She was retired as a supervisor from American Enka Corporation in Candler and co-owner and operator of Higgins Dairy Farm. Her husband William “Red” Higgins, a granddaughter Melanie Nicole Higgins, and four sisters Edna Torrence, Kathleen Silvers, Helen Smith and Ima Jean Burchett preceded her in death.
Mrs. Higgins leaves behind to cherish her memory a son Anthony “Tony” Higgins and wife Frances of Nebo; a brother G.P. Melton and wife Dale of Burnsville; four sisters: Wanda and Ruth Melton and Sarah Epley all of Fairview, NC and Frances Foster of Richmond, VA; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday September 9, 2008, at 11:00 AM at McDowell Memorial Park with the Rev. Pat Buchanan officiating.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday September 10, 2008 Volume 14 #36