Reuben Taylor Higgins

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Reuben Taylor Higgins

Birth
Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Death
30 Aug 1970 (aged 63)
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, USA GPS-Latitude: 33.73212, Longitude: -85.88019
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Reuben was the seventh child of James Silas & Ida Jane Edwards Higgins, born in the Shady Glen farming community in Calhoun County, AL. Reuben married Beulah Maybell Doss on November 3, 1934 and they had two sons and a daughter. Reuben was a skilled moulder working in pipe shops and foundries around the Anniston, AL area. Later in life, he worked in pipe production quality control. Reuben died of lung disease, probably caused from breathing toxic fumes at work and smoking unfiltered cigarettes. When his sons were young, he enjoyed small game hunting and was an excellent shot with a single barreled shotgun. Most of Reuben's adult life was spent residing in the west end area of Anniston, AL.

Obituary, Anniston Star, August 31, 1970
Reuben Taylor Higgins, 63, of 624 Parker Avenue died Sunday at Stringfellow Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the West Anniston Baptist Church with the Rev. Finley Holbrook Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Anniston Memorial Gardens with Gray Brown - Service Mortuary in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maybelle Higgins of Anniston; a daughter, Jeanette Barnett of Anniston; two sons, Travis Higgins of Anniston and Preston Higgins of Gadsden; two sisters, Mrs. D. P. McDowell of Anniston and Mrs. James M. Martin of Charleston, S.C.: a brother, Alden Higgins of Macon, Ga., and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dennis, Billy, and Tommy Doss, Levon Higgins, Jerry Jones, and Dennis Daniel. He was a native of Calhoun County and had been a resident of Anniston most of his life. He was an employee of Anniston Foundry Company.
Reuben was the seventh child of James Silas & Ida Jane Edwards Higgins, born in the Shady Glen farming community in Calhoun County, AL. Reuben married Beulah Maybell Doss on November 3, 1934 and they had two sons and a daughter. Reuben was a skilled moulder working in pipe shops and foundries around the Anniston, AL area. Later in life, he worked in pipe production quality control. Reuben died of lung disease, probably caused from breathing toxic fumes at work and smoking unfiltered cigarettes. When his sons were young, he enjoyed small game hunting and was an excellent shot with a single barreled shotgun. Most of Reuben's adult life was spent residing in the west end area of Anniston, AL.

Obituary, Anniston Star, August 31, 1970
Reuben Taylor Higgins, 63, of 624 Parker Avenue died Sunday at Stringfellow Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the West Anniston Baptist Church with the Rev. Finley Holbrook Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Anniston Memorial Gardens with Gray Brown - Service Mortuary in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maybelle Higgins of Anniston; a daughter, Jeanette Barnett of Anniston; two sons, Travis Higgins of Anniston and Preston Higgins of Gadsden; two sisters, Mrs. D. P. McDowell of Anniston and Mrs. James M. Martin of Charleston, S.C.: a brother, Alden Higgins of Macon, Ga., and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dennis, Billy, and Tommy Doss, Levon Higgins, Jerry Jones, and Dennis Daniel. He was a native of Calhoun County and had been a resident of Anniston most of his life. He was an employee of Anniston Foundry Company.