Ossian Rutherford Higgins, 93, of Newberry, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, at White Oak Manor.

Born on September 12, 1921, in Newberry, he was a son of the late Ralph Grady and Mary Estelle Dickert Higgins. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Mr. Higgins was the retired owner of Higgins Appliance Service. He was a life member of the Amity Lodge #87 AFM where he was a member for over 60 years and a member of the Hejaz Shriners for over 40 years.

Mr. Higgins is survived by a brother, George Sherrill Higgins; step-sons, Derrill (Debra) Taylor and Bobby Joe (Wanda) Taylor; a sister-in-law, Julia Higgins; a special sister-in-law and caregiver, Mozelle Werts (Marvin) Stanley and four grandchildren. Mr. Higgins was twice married, first to the late Doris Cromer Higgins and secondly, to the late Edna McKinney Taylor Higgins. He was also predeceased by a brother, Ralph Grady Higgins, Jr. and a sister, Carolyn Smith.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, March 2, 2015, at Newberry Memorial Gardens by the Rev. Jason Schafer. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

Active pallbearers will be Bill Clamp, Curtis Lever, Butch Price, John Smith, and Joey Werts.

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#5 Debbie Partain Turner 2015-03-06 17:53
Mr. Ossian was one of my 'friends' growing up. My dad's automotive shop was next door to his appliance shop on Johnstone street. I have a nice warm place in my heart for Mr. Ossian and all the memories. My condolences to the family.
#4 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-03-01 09:49
We always enjoyed doing some of Mr. Ossa work and his advice. He was a good fellow.
Billy & Edith Morris
#3 Joyce L.Bannister 2015-02-28 22:30
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you at this difficult time
#2 Wilson Senn 2015-02-28 20:01
Mr. Higgins and I met up several times around 15 or so years ago to fix some plumbing work around our parsonage. He was such a gentle and kind soul then as he was when I would walk by his room at White Oak.
I extend my sympathy and well wishes to his family and friends at this time.
#1 Pat Seymore 2015-02-28 13:38
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We visited and left the bulletin with him from our church, Glenn St. Baptist Church. Rarely, would he be awake, but sometimes he was and would tell us about his military experience. Praying for you.

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