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Donald Dewey Higgins, 84

Mr. Donald Dewey Higgins, 84, of McMinnville died Sunday, Sept. 23, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 10, 1934, in Pikeville and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by his parents George Dewey and Nancy Ritchie Higgins and four of his siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years Peggy Brady Higgins, children Sharon (Russell) Ferguson, Janice (Ted) Richards, and Keith Higgins, sisters Doris Kimsey, Patricia Powell, and Margie Tipton, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Nephews, nieces, and many family friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Landon Fleming will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The Higgins family will receive friends Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and again Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 473-6606.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 26, 2018