Albert RGene Higgins (1918 - 2012)

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Albert RGene Higgins, 93, of Conway, passed away April 14, 2012, in Little Rock.
He was born in Memphis, Tenn., to the late Albert Sidney and Rebecca Beatrice (Carroll) Higgins on July 7, 1918.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma Johnson Higgins; a son, Donald Gene "Donnie" Higgins; a brother, Vesta Thomas Higgins; sister, Gladys Higgins Robinson; two nephews; and a niece.
Mr. Higgins moved with his family to Little Rock and later to Conway in 1923. He was a member of Robinson & Center Church of Christ, and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Higgins worked as an electrician, radio and TV repairman, air conditioning, refrigeration repairman, salesman, business owner, and a bus delivery driver for Ward Bus Manufacturing. He loved working with the dirt, planting and cultivating vegetables and flowers. Mr. Higgins was a wonderful cook and loved experimenting with spices and seasonings. He loved the church and dearly loved his family.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lois Ann (Ward) Higgins; a son, Rodney Higgins (Michi) of Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Kimberly Denise Searles (Brian) of Mesa, AZ.; sister, Geraine Lackey (Carroll) of Conway; three grandchildren, Tyler Gene Higgins, Evan and Kyle Searles; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Robinson & Center Church of Christ.
Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be the Elders of the Robinson & Center Church of Christ.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Roller-McNutt Funeral Home, Conway, 501-327-7727.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Robinson & Center Church of Christ Building Fund, 1505 Robinson Ave., Conway, AR 72034.
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2012
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