Myrtle Higgins

HARTWELL, Ga. — Myrtle Ann Higgins, 77, of Will Bailey Road, Hartwell, peacefully passed away, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 with her loving family by her side.

Born on October 28, 1936 in Dumas, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Dwain Godfrey and Myrtle Gertrude Birch Godfrey. She was a teacher of music for 28 years with the White Hall School System in White Hall, Ark. She was an artist, loved to do needlework and was a member of Hartwell First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Higgins; three sons: Bruce Chavis of Bryant, Ark., Walt Chavis of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Barry Chavis of Hot Springs, Ark.; a step-daughter, Holly Caswell of Hartwell; a step-son, Chad Higgins of Fairmont, W Va.; a sister, Gail Cobb of Texarkana, Ark; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survives. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sons: Jeff Chavis and Clay Chavis.

A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date. Special memorials can be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621. The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell is in charge of all arrangements. On-line condolences can be sent to the family at