Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

April 15, 2011

Ellis Higgs

GREENUP — Ellis L. Higgs, 73, of Greenup passed away at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

    Funeral services celebrating his life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkley Funeral Chapel, Greenup. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery, rural Greenup. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, April 15, at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Plum Grove Church. 

    Ellis was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Grayson County, Ky., the son of Bethel D. and Ella (Stone) Higgs. He was married to Betty Lou Cutright on Dec. 6, 1958, by the Justice of Peace in Cumberland County.

    Ellis retired from the Cumberland County Highway Department after 30 years but still helped part time as a heavy equipment operator. Ellis and Betty spent many winters in Florida. He enjoyed fishing, hunting mushrooms and working in his yard. He was a member of Plum Grove Church, rural Greenup.

    Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years; stepmother, Madeline Johnson of Pendleton, Ind.; sons, Bill (wife, Teresa) Higgs of Charleston and Randall (wife, Jodi) Higgs of Greenup; daughters, Charlene Hammond of Macomb and Nina (husband, Steve) Tolliver of Effingham; sister, Wanda Warren of Hartford, Ky.; half sister, Geneva Higgs of Pendleton, Ind.; half brother, Tony Higgs of Pendleton, Ind.; grandchildren, Amy Higgs, Joel Hammond, Travis Higgs, Troy Higgs, Derek Hammond, Thor Tolliver and Sabrina Tolliver; and one great-granddaughter, Taryn Higgs.        

    He was preceded in death by his parents; and one half sister, Darlene Smith.   

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