W. Clive Higgins, 82 of Manila, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at Manila Nursing Home in Manila. He was born June 8, 1926, in Glennwood, New Mexico, to the late Nick Higgins and Charlett Martinez. Mr. Higgins was a resident of Dyess, formerly of Luna New Mexico. He was an Army veteran of World War II, recipient of two bronze stars, loved gardening, woodworking and was a retired truck driver.
Survivors include his wife of thirty two years, Ola Mae (Ainsworth ) Higgins of Dyess; three sons, Danny Higgins, Michael Higgins, and Pat Higgins all of Las Vegas, Nev,; Two daughters, Mona Virgilio of Palm Springs, Calif. and Bonnie Higgins of Las Vegas, Nev.; three step-daughters, Cathy Carter of Dyess, Norma Presley of Russellville, Ala., and De De Shannon of Chicago, Ill.; a brother, Tommy Higgins of New Mexico; a sister, Flora Fullman of Silver City, New Mexico; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by his parents, two step-sons, Ray and Jerry Pittman.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Garden Point Cemetery in Etowah with Rev. George Brewer officiating. The family received visitors Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Faith Funeral Service in Manila.
Faith Funeral Service of Manila was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Kenneth Carter, Tommy Carter, K.C. Carter, Tommy E. Carter, Wayne Wilbanks and Joey Shannon.