Clarice Tew Higdon

Born: Sun., Nov. 10, 1935
Died: Fri., Jul. 12, 2013

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Clarice Jane Tew Higdon of Royston, GA, formerly of Greensboro, died at Athens Regional Medical Center on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the age of 77. Born in Fayetteville, NC on November 10, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Rassie Tew and Bertha Lee Williams Tew. She graduated from Clement High School in Autryville, NC. She married Ronnie Lorenzo Higdon on September 28, 1957. After moving to Greensboro, Clarice worked as a secretary for F. T. Corry Elementary School. She enjoyed shopping, especially at Walmart, but the most important thing to her was taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie L. Higdon on March 21, 1988; and two brothers, Earl Tew and Paul Tew. Mrs. Higdon is survived by two daughters, Dana Higdon Beri and husband Michael of Elberton, GA and Lori Higdon Wells of West Columbia, SC; a sister, Maybelle Hall of Salemburg, NC; a brother, Max Tew and wife Faye of Autryville, NC; sister-in-law, Reavis Tew; two grandchildren, Brandon Lee Beri and Natalie Wells Phelps; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held, Saturday July 13, 2013 at 4:00 p. m. Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. The family will receive friends 2:30 until time for the service on Saturday at McCommons Funeral Home. The family request any memorials be made to The American Heart Fund, P. O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006. 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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Melanie Bryan Bufford
   Posted Fri July 12, 2013
To Dana and Lori Ann - my deepest sympathy to you. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

Mary Virginia Boswell
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
I know Clarice has been in bad health for sometime, but Iknow her family still grieves at her passing./ My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Higdon Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come. Emmett and Shirley

Mark ans Susan Higdon
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
Dana and Lori We are so sorry of your loss. Clarice was a very special part of our lives. We really. M missed her when she moved. Now she is with Ronnie. What a blessing. We are out of town for the week end.So sorry that we won't be with family today,we will be with you in thought and prayers.

Donald and Elizabeth Boivin
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
May the Lord make his face shine upon you and comfort you.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sat July 13, 2013
I have known Clarice a long time. Her Husband and I were school mates. May God Bless all the family at this time. Betty JO

Daphne Wilson
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep everyone in my prayers. I love you all. Daphne

Meg Marshall
   Posted Sun July 14, 2013
Dana and Lori, I am so sorry about your mom. I hadn't seen her much in the past few years but I always remember her as a very sweet lady. I recall many fun times spent at your house and of our families spending time together when I was a little girl. My prayers are with ya'll at this time.