Rebecca Dawson Higdon

Born: Wed., May 1, 1940
Died: Thu., Oct. 10, 2013

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Rebecca Dawson Higdon of Greensboro, GA, died at her residence on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the age of 73. Born in Glascock County on May 1, 1940, she was the daughter of the late John Dawson and Mary Staveley Dawson. From 1980 until 2002 she worked as a waitress at Townehouse Restaurant in Greensboro. Rebecca had a cat that she loved dearly and she enjoyed reading cookbooks.

In addition to her parents, John and Mary Dawson, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Thomas Higdon; half sister, Sarah Fanning and half brother, Hugh Dawson. Rebecca is survived by a daughter, Tammy Higdon Gorny and husband David of Lawrenceville, GA; a very good friend, Pep Stone of Greensboro, GA; a sister, Dollie Waits and husband Herschel of Louisville, GA; brother, Earl Dawson of Hephzibah, GA; two brothers-in-law, Jim Higdon and wife Phyllis and Lynn Higdon and wife Fran; sister-in-law, Kay Higdon; a number of other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services will be held, Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 3:30 p. m. at the Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Tim Tabler officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until time for the service on Saturday at McCommons Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers are Herschel Waits, Jim Higdon, Lynn Higdon, Tracy Walden, Doug Smith and Mike Beri. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Bobby Durham, Dr. Rob Durham, Dr. Billy Copelan, Richard Tolbert, Jimmy Edmonds, Pep Stone and Richard Moon McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Thu October 10, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of Mrs. Rebecca's passing. She was such a sweet lady. May God give each of you comfort and peace during your time of sorrow.

Michele Renshaw
   Posted Fri October 11, 2013
Tammy, David, and Pep: So sorry for your loss. I'm sure Rebecca is at peace now. Wish we could have been there. Love, Michele and Mike

Carol and Walt Carter
   Posted Sun October 13, 2013
Rebecca was a wonderful person and was a hard worker. She will be missed. Tammy I only found out today, I am so sorry for your loss. we really liked Rebecca a lot.

Chris Ramsay
   Posted Mon October 14, 2013
Our sympathies to the Higdon Family. Rebecca was always in our thoughts and prays through the years. She was a wonderful person. What a spitfire! Greensboro loss one of it's special treasures. All our love, Chris and Mickey Ramsay The Townhouse

Connie Black
   Posted Mon October 14, 2013
Tammy, We are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a sweet lady and we had some good times when ya'll came to Ms. Mary's in Edgehill. Always cherish the memories. You are in our thought and prayers. We love you, Connie and Lisa Black

Dianne Dawson Martin & Larry Martin
   Posted Thu October 17, 2013
Dear Tammy & David, I am sorry for your loss. Aunt Rebecca was very special to daddy and all of us. You will be in our prayers. God Bless. Dianne and Larry Martin