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April 13, 2016

June Lyle Higgins, 81, of 211 Cliffview Drive, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 21, 1934 in Slaty Fork, WV, a son of the late Alfred Harry and Theresa Galford Higgins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Catherine Wilfong Higgins in 2007 and a sister Aretta. Mr. Higgins served in the United States Army during the Korean War with the Army Security Agency. He received the Nation Defense Service Medal: Korean Service Ribbon; United Nations Service Medal and the Sharp Shooters Medal. Mr. Higgins retired as an electrician with the former C & O Railroad. He was a member of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church. June was an outdoorsman that loved gardening, hunting and fishing. Surviving are one son, Christopher A. Higgins and his wife Hope of Covington; two daughters, Natalie J. Moats of Covington and Melissa L. Green of Hot Springs; five grandchildren, Heather Martin; Travis Moats, Jr. and Kayla Moats, all of Hot Springs; Corrie Green of Covington and Andrea Higgins of Roanoke; three great grandchildren, Gabriel Martin of Hot Springs; Tanner Creamer of Covington and Payton Moats of Hot Springs and one sister Shirley Nelson of Ohio. In keeping with Mr. Higgins's wishes, his body has been cremated. A service will be held at a later date.
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