Hardy Carl Higgins
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Hardy Carl Higgins, 95, of Cordova, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1918. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the Army for four years, during the Pacific Campaign in the Philippines. Before the war he worked with the WPA, and after the war he was a well-respected mechanic in Jasper. Then, in the 1950’s, he became a pioneer in the poultry and egg business in Walker County, producing millions of eggs and chickens for McCoy Bros., John Bagwell, Spring Valley, Gold Kist and Pilgrim’s Pride until he retired at 89 years old. He love his family, God, and country, and will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be at Collins-Burke today, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, from 6 until 9 p.m. Funeral services will be in the chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at 12 p.m. and the burial will be at Union Chapel Cemetery. Bob Miller will officiate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Letha (Davis) Higgins; wife (of 64 years), Parlee (Brown) Higgins; son (killed in Vietnam), Jerry W. Higgins; granddaugher, Elizabeth L. Higgins; and brother, Thomas A. Higgins.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Jo Lynn Higgins of Cordova; two grandsons, Jonathan and Joseph Higgins of Cordova; a sister-in-law, Elvena Higgins of Huntsville; niece, Leona (Lamar) Nowland of Huntsville; nephew, Thomas A. (Vera) Higgins Jr. of Bessemer; and great-nephews and nieces.

Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571