Walter “Shorty” Higdon

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 5, 2004

Services for Walter “Shorty” Higdon of Brandon, formerly ofHazlehurst, are 2 p.m., Monday, April 5, at Stringer Family FuneralServices Chapel with burial in Hillcrest Church of ChristCemetery.

Mr. Higdon, 90, died April 3, 2004, at Mississippi BaptistMedical Center.

He was a retired truck driver. He was a resident of CopiahCounty until 2002 when he and his wife moved to Brandon to becloser to their daughters. Mr. Higdon was a member of HillcrestChurch of Christ.

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Preceding him in death was his brother, Willie L. Higdon.

Survivors are his wife, Ayleen Smith Higdon; his daughters,Janice Cook of Flowood, and Patsy Simonson of Brandon; his sisters,Lora Mae Forrester of Belzoni, Nellie Walker of Ridgeland, MonteilWalker of Clinton, and Charlyne Warren of Clairmont, Calif.; hisbrother, Bob Higdon of Madison; and two grandchildren.