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Laverne Higgins (9-7-15) service 9-9-15

Laverne Higgins departed this life on Monday, Sept. 7, at the age of 84 years, 4 months, 8 days.
He was born in Waterloo, Alabama, on April 30, 1931, the son of the late Henry and Velma Scott Higgins. On Nov. 24, 1955, he was united in marriage to Shelby Jene Caperton, who survives.
Laverne served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a retired Fireman Lieutenant with the City of Memphis Fire Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Savannah Masonic Lodge 102, and Woodmen of the World. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and loved his family dearly.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Shelby Caperton Higgins of Savannah; son, Gregory Todd Higgins and wife Dana of Savannah; grandson, Zachary Todd Higgins; and brother, Merriell Higgins and wife Darlene of Florence, Alabama.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Lorene Smith and Nell Claunch; and brothers, Raymond and Billy Joe Higgins.
Services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Eric Jones and Michael Roach officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.

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