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Daniel Upshaw Biggers
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1931
Newton County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 2011
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA

Mr. Daniel Upshaw "Dan" Biggers age 80, of Rome, GA, passed away early Monday morning, December 5, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Biggers was born in Newton County, GA, on January 18, 1931, the son of the late Wilson Morris Biggers and Martha Anderson Biggers.

Dan graduated from Georgia Southern College with a BA in English and Speech and received a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia where he did doctoral work. He taught English and Psychology at Toccoa High School after serving in the Armed Services where he participated in the testing of the atomic bomb.

While at the University he was counselor to Freshmen Men until he moved to Rome in 1963 to become Headmaster of Thornwood School. In 1966 he went to Berry College where he set up the counseling program and in 1971 became dean of students. Five years later he became the director of Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum where he retired after thirty years of service in 1996. He received numerous awards including the Prestigious Phoenix Award (1983) given by the Society of American Travel Writers for leadership in the field of conservation and preservation. He was voted Staff Member of the year by Berry students and received the outstanding Alumni Member of the Year Award.

He founded the Northwest Georgia Travel Association and served as president of the Rome Travel and Tourism and was a sought out speaker for clubs and organizations in the community.

In addition to his works at Berry, Mr. Biggers developed an acting career. He was presented a lifetime achievement award at the Rome International Film Festival. He played Dr. Bobb "In the Heat of the Night" series for eight years and appeared in over thirty-five films, commercials, industrial films, and many stage roles having won many best actors awards for his appearances in the Rome Little Theater. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Screen Actors Guild. You can see his complete film history at www.imdb.com/name/nm0081787/

Survivors include his wife, Edna Baird Biggers of fifty-six years; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bradford and Kay Biggers of Destin, FL, Reed and Shannon Biggers of Armuchee, GA, and Branham and Tracey Biggers of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Katie and Eric Thrasher, Ashley and Andrew Asberry, Bonnie Biggers, Anna Biggers, Corey Biggers, and Chelsee Biggers; great-grandchildren, Kallie Thrasher and Owen Asberry; and a niece, Barbara Biggers.

A Celebration of Life was held Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. in the Oaknoll Chapel with Rev. Gary Mcwhorter, Rev. Clyde Hampton, and Rev. Charles Thomas officiating. Interment followed in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The following men served as pallbearers: Branham Biggers, Brad Biggers, Corey Biggers, Reed Biggers, David Terrell, and Lee Walburn. 
 
Burial:
Oaknoll Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Rome
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Phil Hulst
Record added: Dec 06, 2011
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