Ellen Higdon


Ellen Higdon, age 88, of Sylva, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of the late William Lee Higdon. She will be forever cherished and remembered by her children.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sons, Scotty Higdon, Frank Higdon and Dewayne Higdon.

She is survived by one son, Ernie Higdon and wife Faye Higdon; and two daughters, Julia Houston and husband Larry Houston and Mary McCurry and husband, J.D. McCurry. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mom was a devoted mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed canning, gardening, and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed. We have so many wonderful memories of her.

A graveside service was held on Monday, July 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating. All attendees were requested to please wear masks and practice social distancing.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C. served the family.