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Janie Walker Higgins, 93

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Janie Walker Higgins, 93, of Bostic, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018.

A native of Rutherford County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Walker and Estelle Proctor Walker and widow of the late William Boyd "Billy" Higgins. Mrs. Higgins was a graduate of Ellenboro High School and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Bostic where she had served as President of WMU and was a past GA leader. She was very proud to have worked in voter registration for the Rutherford County Board of Elections and in her youth she worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell Telephone. She was also preceded in death by brothers, P.D. Walker, Herbert Walker and Bobby Walker. Janie was a devoted wife and a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her children, Mirinda Higgins Barnette and husband Ray; Mary Rose Higgins; Julie Higgins Harrill and husband Mitch and son, Neil Higgins, all of Bostic; brothers, Tom Walker and wife LaVerne of Forest City and Joel Walker and wife Catherine of Rutherfordton; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church, Bostic. Rev Clay Earle officiated. Interment followed in the Bostic Cemetery.

The Padgett & King Mortuary served the family.

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