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Obituary: Carol (Woods) Higgins

Mrs. Carol (Woods) Higgins of Swifton, Arkansas, departed this life on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the age of 76. She was born November 27, 1946, in Newport, the daughter of Jessie Elmo Woods, Sr., and Gladys (Wright) Woods.

Carol was a 1966 graduate of Tuckerman High School. She worked many years at Norandal in accounting until her retirement. Carol was an avid reader who especially enjoyed painting, watching cooking shows, and flower gardening. She was a traveler, and along with her husband, Bobby, had gone on several cruises and bus tours. Most importantly, she loved her family beyond compare. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her granddaughters.

Carol was a beloved member of the Swifton First Assembly of God.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Elmo Woods, Jr; one sister, Faye Waite; and her parents.

Carol is survived by her husband, Bobby Lee Higgins of the home; one son, Tim Higgins and wife, Shandra, of Swifton; three granddaughters, Savanah Higgins and fiancé, Chase Turner, Jenna McKay, and Tessa Higgins; one sister, Flossie Woods Hollis of Jonesboro; six nieces, Taressia Stinnett, Hope Martin, Susan Ervin, Elaine Summy, Shannon Hollis, and Stacey Segraves; two nephews, Steve and Jessie Woods; several great-nieces and nephews; and a lifetime of friends.

Visitation was Sunday, March 5, 2023. Graveside services were Monday, March 6, 2023, at Swifton Cemetery with Bro. Carl Neal officiating.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Keith Gilmore, Rodney Gilmore, Bobby Gilmore, Rickey Gilmore, Craig Crider, and Billy Harris. Honorary pallbearers are Roy Runyan, Jr., James Tinsley, Lynn Hagood, and Franklin Ballard.

Memorials may be made to the Swifton First Assembly of God.

Arrangements by Jackson’s Newport Funeral Home.

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