Shirley Higgs Sills

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Services for Shirley Higgs Sills of Monticello are 2 p.m.,Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial inKees Cemetery in Lincoln County.

Visitation is Tuesday from 5-9 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mrs. Sills, 66, died Jan. 18, 2004, at Lawrence County Hospital.She was born in Wanilla on Oct. 23, 1937, to Johnnie Higgs andMargaret Irene Watson Watts.

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She was a retired sales person with Wal-Mart. She loved to paintand to plant flowers.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her stepparents,Myrtle Miller Higgs and Carl Edward Watts.

Survivors are her husband, James E. Sills of Monticello; herdaughters, Jo Hyde and Sherry Rushing, both of Monticello, andKathy Nickerson of Deming, N.M.; her sons, Michael Gaffney ofRichland, Steven Patrick Gaffney of Clinton, and James Edward”Eddie” Sills of Monticello; her sisters, Evelun Gallagher ofJayton, Texas, and Sally Wooten of Bogue Chitto; her brothers,George Kenneth Watts of Escondido, Calif., and Henry Jerry Bullockof Gulfport; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.