2002 Necrology Report

Former HFA President Frances Higdon Smith accepted the role of Necrologist at the 2002 meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

One of the most beautiful moments of the annual meeting is the Necrologist's Report. A candle is lighted and the list of Higdon family members who have died since the last reunion is read. A moment of silence is held in their honor followed by an inspirational reading.

This year a prayer was offered from the 1861 Soldiers Prayer Book, published by the Protestant Episcopal Book Society of Philadelphia.

Direct us, O Lord, in all our doings, with thy most gracious favour, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally, by thy mercy, obtain everlasting life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The list of names read:

Verna Davis Roberts of Texas

Horace Higdon of Florida

Mary Higdon of Florida, wife of Horace Higdon

Ruth A. Higdon of Texas

Tommy Higdon of Tennessee

Mary Ann Nickell of Washington

Emerson Crawford of North Carolina

Paul Buchanan Higdon of Massachusetts (native of Macon County North Carolina)

Nola Higdon Smith of Georgia

Katherine (Kate) Higdon Hoyt of Arizona (born in Higdonville, North Carolina)

Alvin Higdon of Kentucky

Doyle Kirkwood of Kentucky 

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