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Asheville - Margaret Smathers Higgins, 93, of Asheville, passed away at Aston Park Health Care Center, March 5, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeter D. Higgins. She was the daughter of the late Jerrel G. Smathers and Lillie Cogburn Smathers of Candler, NC. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Margaret was a resident of Buncombe County for most of her life and was a member of Oakley Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as secretary and treasurer. She volunteered at St. Joseph Hospital for many years.
She is survived by two sisters, Mae Smathers Boone and Geraldine Smathers Britt, both of Candler, and a sister-in-law, Clara Davis Smathers, also of Candler. Margaret is also survived by 11 nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be held at Oakley Freewill Baptist Church on Fairview Road, at 2 PM Thursday, March 7, 2013 with the Reverend Bobby Robinson officiating. Family will receive friends from 1 PM - 2 PM prior to the service. She will be interred at Mars Hill Cemetery in Mars Hill, NC.
Blue Ridge Funeral Service, Mars Hill is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oakley Freewill Baptist Church; PO Box 4694; Asheville, NC 28803.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralservice.org
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013