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Willie Claudell (Hallum) Higgins
Jun 2, 1933 - Dec 4, 2021
Posted by Martha Reddout

Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home
100 East Main
Marietta, OK
(permission granted)

Services for Willie Claudell Higgins, 88, of Marietta will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2021 at Marietta’s First Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Krohn officiating and assisted by Pastor Brett Alberda.

Interment will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Marietta.

Born June 2, 1933 in Jimtown, OK to Louis “Bud” Hallum and Virgie Madge Powell, Claudell died December 4, 2021 in Ada, OK following an extended illness.
Claudell was raised by her mother and loving stepfather, Mervin Braze Robinson in Leon, OK. She attended high school at Leon until age of 17. It was then she met the love of her life, Jack Higgins at a basketball game. She and Jack married on September 16, 1950 in Shady Dale, OK. They had two daughters, Eyvonna Jean and Jana Kay.
Claudell faithfully worked with Jack in all of their business endeavors. They owned and operated Higgins Lumber Company and the 777 Charolais Ranch in Marietta for many years. After retirement, Claudell was actively involved in numerous community volunteer projects in Love County, including Love County Courthouse Christmas Lighting, the Love County Library, and the Love County Volunteer Senior Program. She especially loved delivering Christmas gifts for the Silver Stars Program. Claudell and Jack were Love County Frontier’s Day King and Queen in 2005. In 2007, the couple was honored at the Love County Livestock show and in 2012, they were honored by the Love County Volunteer Senior Program as volunteers of the year. Claudell was a member and attended the Marietta First Baptist Church, as long as her health permitted.  
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Jack Higgins; two brothers, Jimmy Robinson, and Billy Ray Robinson; and a son-in-law, Rev. Jeff Krohn.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Eyvonna Jean and Clifton “Bud” Lemons of the home and Jana Kay and Calvin Blackwell of Chama, NM; seven grandchildren, Jim and Mary Lemons, Laurie Lemons, Michael Lemons all of Marietta, Jason and Rachel Krohn, Jenna Krohn all of Roland, OK, Julie and Jody Johnson of Konawa, OK, and Jennifer and Aaron Shaffer of Plano, TX; ten great-grandchildren, Morgan Lemons, Noah Lemons, Madison Lemons, Savannah Lemons, William Lemons, T.J. Krohn, Madlyn Krohn, Maisie Krohn, Sevy Jack Johnson, and Madison Shaffer; one great-great-grandchild, Memphis Lemons; sister-in-law, Linda Robinson of Ft. Worth, TX; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann and Dee Ricketts of El Reno, OK; and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are Jim Lemons, Michael Lemons, Jason Krohn, Jody Johnson, Billy Lynn Robinson, and David Ricketts.

Visitation will be held Thursday, December 9 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A keepsake video is available through the funeral home.

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