John was born on April 26, 1943 to the late Chester and Minnie Smith Higgins. John is also predeceased by a brother Charles Higgins. John was a deacon of the Full Bible Trinity Free Church. John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Velma Burchfield Higgins of the residence, Daughter and son in law; Vilinda and Ricky Petty of Dalton,Ga . John is also survived by his Brothers and sisters in law; Edward Higgins of Dalton, Ga, C.M. and Mary Higgins of Calhoun,Ga, Sisters and brothers in law; Betty and Fletcher Jackson of Calhoun,Ga, Shirley and H.L. Kirby of Calhoun,Ga and Mary Lee and Jimmy Black also of Calhoun,Ga. Grandchildren and spouses; Rebecca and Anthony Overby of Dalton,Ga, Emily and Mathew Dempsey of Dalton,Ga and Timothy Singleton of Dalton,Ga. Great- grandchildren; Halie and Elizabeth Dempsey of Dalton, Ga.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. John Henry Higgins will be held Saturday September 22, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Jarrett and Pastor Jimmy Black officiating.
Serving as pall bearers will be T.W. Reece, Jimmy Black, Mark Priest, Chris Burchfield, Michael Burchfield, Anthony Higgins, JR. Jackson and Craig Kirby. John will be laid to rest at Hall Memorial (Fairview) Cemetery. The family received friends on Friday September 21, 2012 at the Calhoun Chapel of Ponders Funeral Home in Calhoun from 5-9 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by locally owned and locally operated, Ponders Funeral Home, Calhoun Chapel, 675 Jolley Rd Calhoun, GA 30701, 706-625-7577, www.selectedindependentfuneralhomes.org and www.ogr.org.