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Mable Marie Higgins

mable-higginsMable Marie Higgins, age 89, 110 Toney Avenue, Erwin, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in the Erwin Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County and a daughter of the late Molly Barnett. Mrs. Higgins was a former employee of Superior Hone. She was of the Holiness faith. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Higgins in 1999; three sons: Gregory Higgins, Toby Barnett and Fred Barnett; seven sisters and one son-in-law, Russell Byrd.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, one son: Keith Higgins of Erwin; two daughters: Tina Barnett and husband, Earl of Jonesborough, Vivian Byrd of Erwin; ten grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 P. M. until the hour of service on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Cas Horton will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Cas Horton, Ray and Debbie Mitchell. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Committal Service will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Wednesday in the Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet by 10:30 A. M. on Wednesday at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home to go in procession to the cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thanks to all the staff at Erwin Health Care Center for going above and beyond and for your love and support.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Higgins family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Higgins family. (423) 743-1380.