GREEN CREEK, NC – Ruth Watkins Higgins, 94, of Green Creek, NC passed away Tuesday morning, September 4, 2012 in White Oak Manor of Tryon.
Born in McDowell County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Sarah Gallion Watkins and widow of Woodrow M. Higgins who died in 1992. Mrs. Higgins was employed with St. Luke’s Hospital for 15 years. She was a member of Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, Green Creek, NC. Mrs. Higgins was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving are two daughters, Jean Hill of Green Creek, NC and Ann Jolley (Max) of Columbus, NC; two sons, Henry Higgins (Judy) of Nashville, TN and Wayne Higgins (Polly) of Green Creek, NC; three brothers, Weldon Watkins of Santa Monica, CA, Russell Watkins of Augusta, GA and Aaron Watkins of Bessemer City, NC. Also surviving are six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2012 in Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren with Rev. Earl Byers officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the service Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Joe Rinehart Scholarship Fund, c/o of Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, 555 Melvin Hill Road, Columbus, N.C. 28722.
At other times, the family will be at the home of a son, Wayne Higgins, Green Creek, NC.