Eva Higgins, age 92, 969 Spivey Mountain Road, Erwin, went home to be with her Lord 9:30 am Sunday, September 11, 2011, at her home. She was born October 21, 1918, a daughter of the late Dave and Myrtle Jones Willis. Mrs. Higgins was a lifelong resident of Coffee Ridge and Spivey communities. She was of the Holiness faith. Mrs. Higgins was a loving and devoted mom and mamaw. Other than her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William Vance Higgins, who passed away March 25, 2009, two sons, Jack Nile Higgins and Donnie Lee Higgins, one daughter, Joyce Britt and several sisters and brothers.
Mrs. Higgins is survived by four sons: Danny Higgins and wife Diane and David Higgins and wife Linda, all of Erwin, Roger Higgins and wife Susie, Unicoi, and Dorsey Huel Higgins, Erwin; four daughters:Debbie Phillips and husband Gary and Sharon Tilson, all of Erwin, Geneive Bagwell, Perris, California, Brenda Lewis and husband Rev. Ross Lewis, Marion, North Carolina; twenty one grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Georgia Radford, Jonesbourgh; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Funeral service for Mrs. Eva Higgins will be conducted at 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2011, from the chapel of Robert Ledford Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Laws officiating. Special organ music will be provided by Inez Chandler and a vocal selection by Mary Kay Wilson, Tim Lewis, and Jerry Lewis.
Pallbearers will be Jason Tilson, Jimmy Britt, Keith Britt, Greg Lewis, Tim Lewis, and Jerry Lewis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Higgins, Kevin Higgins, and Caleb Lewis.
The committal service will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in the Higgins Cemetery. Minister, pallbearers, and family are asked to assemble at 9:45 am.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 6:00 pm until service time.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Higgins family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home and Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is in charge of the arrangements. 743-1380