|Birth: ||Dec. 2, 1928|
|Death: ||Dec. 11, 2009|
D.L. Huggins, 81, of Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.
A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Forrest Huggins and Ruth Parrish Huggins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Sadie Huggins and an infant sister, Annette Huggins.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years during the Korean conflict before returning to Franklin and graduating from Western Carolina University with a teaching degree. He served as a public school teacher in Georgia and North Carolina. In 1964, he joined the National Park Service and worked in Shenandoah National Park, Va.; Fort Matanzas, Fla.; Aztec Ruins, New Mexico; and Arkansas Post National Memorial. He retired in 1989. After retirement he lived in Gillett, Ark. and Franklin. He enjoyed gardening, keeping bees, and watching Braves baseball. He was a member of the Macon County Bee Club and attended Burningtown Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Irene Stevenson Huggins; two sons Darwin Huggins and wife Robin of Fayetteville, Ga., and Joe Huggins and wife Kim of Benton, Ark.; two brothers, Henderson Huggins of Cape Cateret, N.C. and Bernard Huggins of Franklin; sister, Joyce Kinsland of Franklin and five grandchildren Drew, Laura, Bradley, Grace and Ben Huggins.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 16, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Revs. Charles Stevens and Randy Drinnon officiated. Burial was at the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 279 Edwards Road, Franklin, NC 28734 or a favorite charity.
Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Burningtown Baptist Church Cemetery
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Connie
Record added: Mar 10, 2010
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