James Higgins

MONTICELLO — Mr. James Lefate “Monk” Higgins, age 85, of Monticello, died Friday, February 1, 2013.

Survivors include his wife, Retta Ann Kellum Higgins of Monticello; two sons, Steven Higgins and James Higgins both of Monticello; two daughters, Elizabeth King and Brenda Young both of Monticello; four brothers, Jerry Higgins of Monticello, George Higgins of Ladelle, Clay Higgins of North Carolina and Fred Higgins of Delhi, La.; four sisters, Lethel Losh Higgins of Bolivar, Mo., Mary Lloyd of Monticello, Grace Watts of Truman and Iris Bush of North Little Rock; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday at Friendship Pentecostal Church of God Church, 620 North Conley, Monticello. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial in Lone Sassafras Cemetery. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.