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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Melisa Higdon

Melisa Gail "Gail" Higdon (Head)

Tuesday, February 16th, 1960 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
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Melisa "Gail" Head Higdon, 59, of Athens, died Tuesday night, January 7, 2020 at Starr Regional Medical Center.
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.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Friday, January 10th, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Friday, January 10th, 2020 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    1010 South White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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Lyn Nunley

Posted at 11:13am
I’m so sorry to hear of Gail’s passing. She was a beautiful person.
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Christy Mendenhall

Posted at 07:07pm
Gail had the best sense of humor! We will miss her greatly. Christy Mendenhall

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So sorry to hear of your wife's passing

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Gail changed my life with her giving spirit and loving heart. Wishing you comforting peace, strength, and loving memories to hold forever.
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