Higgins, Barbara Jean Mathis (2008)

Obituary of Barbara Jean Mathis Higgins ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mrs. Barbara Jean Mathis Higgins, age 72 of Marion passed away Saturday October 4, 2008 at Hospice of Atlanta.  Mrs. Higgins was born in Yancey County on October 16, 1935 and was a daughter of the late Loyd George Mathis and Annie Hall Mathis.  She retired from Gayley & Lord.  Her family will remember her as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.  Preceding Mrs. Higgins in death was a brother Clarence; sister Mary Ann and a daughter-in-law Susan Higgins.

Surviving Mrs. Higgins are her husband of 50 years, James E. Higgins of the home; son, Doug Higgins of Alpharetta, GA and two grandchildren: Matt Higgins and Ashley Higgins of Alpharetta, GA; two brothers, Jackie and Jimmy Mathis of Burnsville; two sisters, Doris Owenby of Nebo and Helen Brackett of Kings Mountain.

A funeral service will be held Thursday October 9, 2008 at 10:30 am in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Charles Myers officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the funeral home.  Interment will be in Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Atlanta 1244 Park Vista Drive Atlanta, GA 30319.

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday October 8, 2008 Volume 14 # 40