Information Request: Picture Found, Can You Identify?
I purchased some old photographs- with partial ID information on them.
I am hoping to find the families of those in the photographs- to reunited them.
I have a photograph of 4 Higdon siblings.
please see attachment- can you help in locating any current family?
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Steve W. Higdon Obit
Steve W. Higdon of Franklin, NC passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013; four days short of his 73rd birthday.
Steve was born on September 11, 1940 in Higdonville, NC to the late Theordore Higdon and Pearl Coggins Higdon. Steve grew up in the Higdonville community and at the age of 18 went out West to California, to work in the logging industry. He lived in the Petrolia, CA aea for 12 years where he worked in the Redwoods along the Coast as a professional timber faller. He loved to talk about his time there and go visit whenever possible. Steve returned to Franklin, NC and married the love of his life Lind Holland Higdon, on May 9, 1971. They had two children, Brock and Heath Higdon. Steve owned a telephone contracting & excavating business for many years. He also enjoyed his dogs and cattle. He loved watching the cattle graze out in the pasture. Steve enjoyed working. He would spend summers in Montana helping his son Brock put up hay and work on the irrigation ditch. He often helped his son Heath with grading and logging. Steve was a loving husband, father and friend. He enjoyed aggravating and playing tricks on his two daughters-in-law. He attended Franklin Covenant Church and loved the Lord. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was known for giving to and helping people in need. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Higdon of Franklin, two sons Brock Higdon & wife Geraldine of Roberts, Montana; Heath Higdon & wife Estella of Franklin. One brother, Teddy Marshall Higdon & wife Shay of Franklin and one sister, Lawana Patterson of Clarksville, GA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sept.-10th from 6 to 8 at Macon Funeral Home. The funeral will be held on Sept.-11th at Franklin Covenant Church at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow at Higdonville Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to "Kenya Missions", Franklin Covenant Church, P.O. Box 1710, Franklin, NC 28744. Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Information courtsey of Denton Higdon.
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HFA Member Patricia Keene Dies
July 11, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Patricia Louise Wilkie Keene, 64, died in Phoenix, Arizona on July 11, 2013 after a brief illness. The daughter of the late William Howard and Jessie Higdon Wilkie, she was born on September 20, 1948, in Biltmore, North Carolina. She grew up in Skyland, North Carolina and graduated with honors from T. C. Roberson High School. She earned a B. A. in Fine Art and Art History from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Georgia.
On October 9, 1971, in Atlanta, she was married to William Lamar Keene. Surviving are a son, William Logan Keene, and his wife, Melinda Soll Keene, of Raleigh, North Carolina; a sister, Barbara Wilkie Tedford and husbband, Sidney Hamilton Tedford, of Elkins, West Virginia; and a brother, William Howard Wilkie and wife, Ann Hunter Wilkie, of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. Also surviving are two nephews; William Keats Wilkie of Williamsburg, Virginia; and Timothy Browning Wilkie, of Raleigh, North Carolina.
She was a talented designer of jewerly made of sterling silver, semiprecious stones, and other natural elements. She was also skilled in fiber arts, designing and marketing her counted cross stitch designs and participating in rug hooking workshops. She had taken courses in art, graphic design, business, and writing at Kennesaw State and Emory Universities in Georgia. At the time of her death she was working for Nordstrom Rack in Phoenix. She was a licensed realtor and had been affiliated with Sotheby's International Realty in Carefree Arizona. She supported such casuses as animal welfare and enjoyed her Maine Coon cats. She belonged to serveral organizations, including the Higdon Family Association, Ince. and the John Hart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A private service will be conducted at a later date.
Information from The Higdon Family Association Newsletter, September 2013, ISSB 0739-3199 Issue 383
The following message was sent to me asking for help locating any information concerning William Higdon from Blue Ridge, GA. I sent this message to a couple of members to see if they knew anything about William Higdon. I am now publishing this for a wider scope of knowledge.
From: G.R. Hood
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2013 11:12:47 PM
Subject: William Higdon from Blue Ridge GA served WWII in Combat Engineer's BAT Pacific
My father Grady Hood served in the Army Combat Engineers in the Pacific and often mentioned a buddy of his name William Higdon of Blue Ridge GA.
He mentioned to my father that if he didn't have a good home to go back to after the war or if William Higdon was killed in the war that his family would be glad to accept him in Blue Ridge GA. I guess that they were good drinking buddies and friends.
Anyway my father passed away in 2007, neber being able to find Mr. William Higdon? Do you know of anyone that may have been named William Higdon that served in WWII approx 1944-1945-1946?
Probably was part of the occupation of Japan after surrender.
The following was sent in later with more information.
From: G.R. Hood
Sent: Mon, May 27, 2013 11:12:47 PM
Subject: RE: William Higdon from Blue Ridge GA served WWII in Combat Engineer's BAT Pacific
Janice an update on the William Higdon my father was friends with-- according to one story when my father left Japan--Mr. Higdon was in the military confinement, for having wrecked a weapons carrier on a trip into town without permission? At that time under occupation laws he was probably confined for a very short time. Thanks for any help on the matter.
If you have any information on William Higdon, please let me know so we can add it to the information we have on Higdons.
Wade Higdon Obit
Franklin, NC - Wade Huffman Higdon, age 89, of Franklin, NC passed away Thursday, August 08, 2013 at a local hospital. He was born in Macon County, the son of the late William R. and Georgia Corbin Higdon. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Higdonville Baptist Church. He loved his church and the outdoors. He loved the Tarheels.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, August 11 at 3:00PM at Higdonville Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, August 11 from 2:00-3:00PM, one hour prior to the service at Higdonville Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Higdonville Baptist Church, c/o Harold Rayborn, 1459 Cat Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734.