Willie Lera Higdon, age 98, of Smyrna, TN passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014. A native of Rutherford County she was preceded in death by her parents, Sam Allen and Vera Ross Lannom; husband, Luther B. Higdon; son, Alton Wade Barrett; brother, Thomas Lannom; and sister, Essie Averett.
Mrs. Higdon is survived by her son, Leslie P. Barrett of Smyrna; grandchildren, Joan Anderson, Sam Allen Barrett and his wife “Nette”, Toni Barrett, Christy Barrett, Debbie Barrett, Sandy Brinkman, Lori Higdon and Dean Higdon; nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Higdon was a member of Giles Creek Baptist Church.
Memorials can be made to the Giles Creek Baptist Building Fund.
Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:00PM at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna. Brother Terry Campbell will officiate. Burial will follow in Mullins Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00AM to 1:00PM at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna.
Church members will serve as pallbearers. Online memorials can be made at www.woodfinchapel.com