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Shirley Elaine Higdon, 73, of Friendsville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.
Born October 9, 1943, in Somerset, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Carl and Mary (Nickelson) Smith.
Mrs. Higdon was a frame attendant for Bell Atlantic, Cumberland, and was a former EMT with Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Telephone Pioneers of America, and Accident Post 208, American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, David M. Higdon III; one son, David M. Higdon IV, Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Mary Helmick, Pennsylvania; one brother, Carl Nickelson Jr., Confluence, Pa.; two grandsons, Denny and Cody Helmick.
A memorial service will be held in Zion Lutheran Church on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James A. Oester officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Newman Funeral Homes P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident, is assisting the family with memorial service.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Hospice of Garrett County.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
Published on September 4, 2017
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