Anderson, SC - Alice Margurite Higgins, age 92, of Anderson, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Oklahoma City, OK, on July 8, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Zalmon Bernard Higdon and the late Alice Angel Higdon. Margurite enjoyed many things during her life. She loved her family, animals, sports and crocheting. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her children, Robert Francis Higgins and his wife Cathy, of Booneville, MS, Paul Joseph Higgins and his wife Barb, of Nashville, TN, Stephen David Higgins and his wife Rita, of New Albany, IN, John Patrick Higgins and his wife Judy, of Walhalla, SC and Celeste Margurite Tienken and her husband Fred, of Anderson, SC; 12 grandchildren, Michael Higgins, David Higgins, Erin Higgins, Megan Higgins, Mandy Peirick, Kytha Emory, Chris Higgins, Lewis Higgins, Laura Richardson. Matthew Tienken, Chastidy Mere, Johnathan King; 5 great-grandchildren, Kyven Emory, Aiden Richardson, Annabelle Richardson, Paiton Higgins and Paige Higgins; and a daughter-in-law, Beth Higgins, of Florence, SC.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Francis Joseph Higgins; a son, Philip Kevin Higgins; a brother, Zalmon Bernard Higdon, Jr. and two sisters, Mary Katherine Higdon and Zalita Speas.
The Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. with Father Ignatius Smith, OFM officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the church on Friday, prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1200 Cornelia Road, Anderson, SC, 29621 or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
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