McArthur Higdon, Ferguson resident, dies here Tuesday - journalpatriot: Obituaries

February 14, 2016
North Wilkesboro, NC
336-838-4117
default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Dashboard
/*
*/
default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
Not you?||
Logout|My Dashboard

McArthur Higdon, Ferguson resident, dies here Tuesday

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 1:30 pm

McArthur Higdon, 67, of Hackett Town Road, Ferguson, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Higdon was born March 2, 1946 in Swain County to John Henry and Lora Higdon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie Mae Smith and Margaret Merritt; and one brother, Rocky Higdon.

Survivors include his wife, Joreatha Lucille Gray Higdon; two daughters, Judy Kiser and husband, Harry, of Gastonia, and Tammy Hefner and husband, Joe, of Lincolnton; one son, Kevin Higdon and wife, Angie, of Hickory; two sisters, Faye Higdon of Gastonia and Nellie Gunner of Bryson City; one brother, J.C. Higdon of Bryson City; one stepdaughter, Margaret Ann Olszewski of Lincolnton; two stepsons, Eddie Burrage of Charlotte and Ernie Burrage of Denver; 43 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be held at a later date in Bryson City.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4-A Oak Branch Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27407-2145; or to the American Heart Association, 101 CentrePort Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27409.

  • Discuss

Welcome to the discussion.

Wilkes Journal-Patriot High School Sports Rundown for Feb. 8

In this week's Wilkes Journal-Patriot's High School Sports Rundowns presented by Cook's, Assis...

Stocks

IRS scam season
Posted: February 12, 2016

Tax scams can take many different forms, but most recently in Wilkes County and many other places they appear to be phone calls from thieves claiming to be from the IRS and telling people they owe money.

Comments (0)
more »
Disturbing stats
Posted: February 10, 2016

Disturbing statistics were released recently with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention draft guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain:

Comments (0)
more »
Lake pollution
Posted: February 05, 2016

As has happened before, the deluge of rain Wednesday washed trash down the upper Yadkin River and into the coves of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. It’s a tremendous eyesore and can harm wildlife, but it also raises health concerns for humans.

Comments (0)
more »
Learn from Flint
Posted: February 05, 2016

If you managed to make it through even some of the 278 pages of emails Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made public, you probably recognized something in how state officials responded to a water quality crisis in Flint.

Comments (0)
more »
Lessons learned
Posted: February 03, 2016

It’s troubling that it took school administrators so long to detect something was wrong at Wilkes Central High School and initiate a process that led to a former bookkeeper there being charged recently with embezzling over $100,000 in ticket proceeds from athletic events.

Comments (0)
more »
More Editorials
Lessons for politicians
Posted: February 12, 2016

The trick to winning elections, old political warhorses say, is to rally the enthusiasm of the young, the idealistic, and the angry crazies, without getting stuck with a presidential candidate who cannot be stomached by the voters in the middle, the persuadables who decide elections.

Comments (0)
more »
Make good government the prize for bets
Posted: February 12, 2016

RALEIGH – By the time you read this, Super Bowl 50 will be over, and politicians in either Colorado or North Carolina will have gambling debts to pay.

Comments (0)
more »
Panthers’ motto inspirational
Posted: February 10, 2016

Wilkes County became a sea of blue, black and silver on Friday, Feb. 5, as fans of the Carolina Panthers wore their team colors to support the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.  Many offices and schools around the county celebrated “Panthers Day,” with people sporting T-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts and caps.

Comments (0)
more »
Just how Republican is North Carolina?
Posted: February 10, 2016

RALEIGH — How Republican is North Carolina? My answer is 63.

Comments (0)
more »
A winning game day spread
Posted: February 05, 2016

With the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos facing off in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the time is now to stock up on snacks for the big game.

Comments (0)
more »
More Columns
Who are the Christians?
Posted: February 12, 2016

The word Christian is used very loosely in today’s culture. There are so many counterfeit Christians walking around today. They think they are in tune with God. In reality they are living in a fantasy world.

Comments (0)
more »
Town’s ‘warm glow’ missed
Posted: February 05, 2016

There’s a sadness over our little town and I don’t know if it will ever be lifted.

Comments (0)
more »
No more pro politicians
Posted: February 05, 2016

As an 82-year-old proud U.S. citizen who has traveled all 50 states and many other parts of the world, I am very concerned about what is happening to our beloved country.

Comments (0)
more »
Vote yes on referendum
Posted: February 05, 2016

One of the things that makes me proudest of North Carolina is our university system.

Comments (0)
more »
Elks Lodge is wrong choice
Posted: February 01, 2016

I agree that building a new fire station and police department are among the highest town priorities, but I think the Elks Lodge property is the wrong location for a number of reasons.

Comments (0)
more »
More Letters To The Editor