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Linda Higdon


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Linda Higdon Obituary
Linda Faye Higdon, 67, Inverness passed away October 20, 2016, at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Linda was born in Meridian, MS on October 23, 1948, to the late Alex James and Johnnie Christine (Eakes) Allen. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree from Mississippi State University, she and her family moved to Inverness in 1973. She had a stellar career with the Citrus County School system for 32 years serving as an elementary school educator and a teacher on assignment from the county administration. During this time, she obtained a Master's Degree at the University of South Florida. She was well loved and respected by her students, their families and her peers. Upon retirement she became a Certified Master Gardner. Linda served the God she loved and her Lord and Savior at First Baptist of Inverness, First Baptist Church of Hawthorne and Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness. She spent many years teaching Sunday school, but also served in several other ministries over the years. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with family and friends, and traveling,
Survivors include her daughter, Laura Eden of Inverness; 1 brother Robert Allen and his wife Staci of Carmel, IN; 5 grandchildren, Austin and Bailey Giguere, Jacob Padilla, Morgan Eden, and Brooke Harrold; her former husband of 38 years, Paul Higdon. She was preceded in death by her daughter Paula Williams on September 15, 2008
There will be a Celebration of Life Service on Tuesday, November 8, at 6 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Inverness with Pastor Greg Kell officiating. Visitation with the family will begin at 5 PM. Interment will be at a later date in Oak Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted in Linda's memory at Operation Christmas Child Shoebox (www.samaritanspurse.org/occ) and Citrus United Basket (1201 P.O. Box 2094 Inverness, FL 34451 or citrusunitedbasketonline.org).
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 1, 2016
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