Mrs. Beth Thompson Higgs, age 86 of Pearson, Ga. passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Waycross, Ga., following an extended illness.
Born October 21, l933 in Axson, Ga., Mrs. Higgs was the daughter of Harvey P. Thompson and Ellen Jane Johnston Thompson. Mrs. Higgs was a retired bus driver from the Atkinson County School System Transportation Dept. She enjoyed sewing, traveling, crocheting and was an avid reader. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Pearson Ward. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Elisha Higgs, Sr., a brother, Mark Thompson, Jr. and a sister, Lois Ricketson.
3 Sons: Elisha Higgs, Jr. and wife, Winnie of Millwood, Ga.
Sam Higgs of Axson, Ga.
Gregory Higgs and wife, Laurie of Axson, Ga.
3 Daughters: Linda Gail Vickers and husband, Dan of Pearson, Ga.
Ellen Altman and husband, Terry of Waycross, Ga.
Beth Ann Lee and husband, Chuck of Pearson, Ga.
Brother: Horace Thompson and wife, Carol of Millwood, Ga.
Sister: Alice Hardee and husband, Roy Lee of Millwood, Ga.
16 Grandchildren, 24 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Graveside funeral service for Mrs. Higgs were held, Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Little Utah Cemetery in Axson, Ga. with Bishop Clee Sirmans, Bro. Ricky McDowell and Bro. Dennis McDowell officiating. Special musical selections included, “Amazing Grace” and “Go Rest High on That Mountain” rendered by CD. The interment followed in Little Utah Cemetery.
Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.