Dossie Melton Higgins (1923 - 2013)


Dossie Melton Higgins, 90, of South Port, N.C., and formerly of Galax, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice in North Port.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in Carroll County, to Thomas Wade and Thelma Green Melton.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee Higgins.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Sue and Gary Jones of South Port, N.C.; sister, Maude Walker Smith of Galax; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Nancy Melton of Galax; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Monta Vista Cemetery with Nathan Crowe officiating.
A guestbook is available online at
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333
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Published in Galax Gazette from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013
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