Opinion

October 10, 2013

Inez Higgins

Sarah Inez Farmer Higgins, 95, of Cohutta, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Higgins; sons, Arnold, Steve and Wade Higgins; parents, Frank and Ann Farmer; son-in-law, Jimmy Massengill; three sisters and two brothers; three grandchildren.

She was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by daughters, Pam Higgins of Cohutta and Pat Massengill of Dalton; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Glenda Higgins, Bill and Joann Higgins, Randell and Janice Higgins, all of Cleveland, Tenn., Hershell and Linda Higgins of Etowah, Tenn.; special friend, Oliver Peters of Cohutta; 23 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren.  

The funeral to honor the life of Mrs. Higgins will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Chapel of Julian Peeples Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronald Guffey officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Bradley County, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Kyle Massengill, Richard Higgins, Scottie Higgins, Greg Higgins, Russell Higgins, Dee Waddell and Doug Higgins.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

You may leave the family a message on the tribute wall, upload photos or light a memorial candle at www.julianpeeples.com.

Flowers will be accepted.

Funeral arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Pleasant Grove Chapel, Dalton. For more information, call (706) 259-7455.    

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • Tax holiday weekend is perfect time to shop

    August means children across the state are headed back to school, and for parents that means it’s time to buy new shoes and clothes for children who have outgrown their old ones. It means it’s time to buy new school supplies, and it may even mean it’s time to get a child a new computer to do their school work.

    July 30, 2014

  • "We’ve had a great ride"

    For 60 years, the Green Spot has been a part of Dalton. It survived long after most other locally owned grocery stores in the area had folded to competition from big chain grocery stores and to big box super stores.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Traveler from a district in Columbia?

    Jim Gray was traveling out of Orlando International Airport when a Transportation Security Administration officer tried to stop him from boarding his plane.

    July 29, 2014

  • Letter: Children are not the enemy

    We recently read somewhere that our country is at war, not with another nation but with one another.

    July 29, 2014

  • Ensuring the joy of reading

    They’re little, they’re libraries, and best of all, they’re free.

    July 28, 2014

  • Move carefully, but soon

    No one intended for it to happen. No one had any bad motives.
    But during a period of 40 years or more, quite a few people didn’t do enough planning, didn’t have enough foresight to see what all of the development in Dalton would do.

    July 27, 2014

  • Local school systems must bear costs of federal immigration failure

    No word. No warning. Little help.
    That’s what Dalton Public Schools officials received from the federal government when it dropped 30 Central American students into local classrooms last school year.

    July 26, 2014

  • Sacrifices worth honoring

    Members of the Dalton City Council were recently approached by representatives of the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart with a request to declare Dalton a Purple Heart City. Council members indicated they will approve the request.

    July 24, 2014

  • We must do better

    The numbers tell a sad tale.
    Registered voters: 36,843.
    Cards cast: 5,307.
    That means the turnout for Tuesday’s runoffs in Whitfield County was a measly 14.4 percent, according to unofficial results from the Whitfield County elections office.

    July 23, 2014

  • Letter: Control immigration

    Thousands are starting to pour into our country, and things are getting personal. Why would we end up the bad guys if we turn away children who aren’t ours? How does it make us better people to let one man steal from our children and stand by and do nothing?

    July 23, 2014