Melisa "Gail" Head Higdon, 59, of Athens, died Tuesday night, January 7, 2020 at Starr Regional Medical Center.
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Gail was born in LaFollette, TN and a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Merita Faye Mowell Head.
She was a member of Cumberland View Baptist Church of Jacksboro and was a 25 year member of Basset Hound Club of America and a 30 year member of Chattanooga Kennel Club. Gail was associated with L&M Motors as Office Manager for 23 years.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Higdon; her father, Paul Head; son, John Higdon and fiancee Melanie Layman; sister, Teresa Head all of Athens; sister-in-law, Beverly Carmley of Madisonville; special friends, Leslie Newman, Judy Freeman and Deb Cordell.
A funeral service will be conducted, 7:00 pm, Friday, January 10,2020 in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Ray Wilson officiating. The committal service will be 11:00 am, Saturday at Cumberland View Cemetery in Jacksboro, TN. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.