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Ed Higdon, 79
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Spencer resident Ed Higdon, 79, passed from this life Tuesday, June 12, with his family at his bedside. 

He was born April 14, 1939 in Marion County. Mr. Higdon was a registered nurse and retired U.S. Navy HM1 (Hospital Corpsman 1st Class). He was a member of Bellview Southern Congregational Methodist Church.

Mr. Higdon was preceded in death by parents Bill Higdon and Versie Green Higdon, brother Willie Higdon, sisters Daris Higdon, Beulah Mae Neal, Violet Brown and Josephine Osterhaute.

He is survived by his loving family, wife Arlene Thacker Higdon of Spencer, son Jeff (Mona) Worrix of Bon Air, daughter Lajeana (Bron) Howard of Spencer, brother Sonnie Higdon, sisters Tawanda Herrin, Genevievie “Babe” (George) Henry, grandchildren Justin, Sierra, Preston and Steven, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

Funeral service was Thursday, June 14, at Layne Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bruce Nunley officiating. Burial followed at Spencer Town Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Layne Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 15, 2018