Helen Virginia Higgins, 82, of Hymera, passed away at 6:18 a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2006 at Glenburn Home in Linton.
Born Aug. 29, 1923 in Richlands, Va., she was the daughter of C. A. and Sadie (Boyd) Compton. On June 8, 1946, she married Thomas W. Higgins.
She formerly worked at United Airlines in the payroll department and as a secretary at Peabody Coal Company. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and Eastern Star 289, both of Hymera. She was a former secretary-treasurer of Neptune Food.
Survivors include: her husband Thomas W. Higgins of Hymera; a son Thomas W. Higgins, Jr., of Bloomfield; three brothers, Stuart Compton of Danville, Calif., Stafford Compton of Richlands, Va., and Robert Compton of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother James Compton.
Funeral service was at 11 a.m. today at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with the Rev. Stafford Compton officiating. Burial will follow at Knights of Pythias Cemetery in Hymera.
Visitation was Sunday from 5-8 p.m. and today after 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Greene County Developmental Services, P. O. Box 141, Lyons, 47443, or through the funeral home.