Higdon, David Grayson - Age 90

Last Of A Generation: David Grayson Higdon

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David Grayson Higdon, age 90, of Higdonville Community, Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Friday, May 18, 2007. He was a native of Macon County, North Carolina, the son of the late Thomas Bragg and Lula Shepherd Higdon. Grayson was a World War II Veteran of the United States Army. He was a carpenter and a member of Higdonville Baptist Church where he served as secretary-treasurer for 30 years. He was a member of the VFW Post #7339.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Dorothy Louise Talley Higdon; two step-daughters: Linda Gay Dryman, and Hilda Jane Nelson. He was preceded in death by five brothers: Paul, Ted, T.B., Lefert, and Sam Higdon.

The funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, at the Higdonville Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Hawkins and Rev. Mack Hutson officiating. Burial was at the Church Cemetery. He was honored by pallbearers: Steve Higdon, Marshall Higdon, Denver Higdon, Denton Higdon, Ronnie Higdon and Milton Higdon. The VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 conducted complete military graveside rites. 

 At left: David Grayson Higdon photographed in Massachusetts right before shipping out to the War in Europe. Grayson was visiting his three brothers: Paul, Charlie,and Sam, who lived there at the time. (Charlie was a son of Thomas Bragg Higdon; his mother was Martha Rich Higdon.)

David Grayson Higdon’s  partial Genealogy 

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