Ethel Higdon Shevick

Born: Fri., Apr. 20, 1928
Died: Tue., Aug. 16, 2011

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Ethel Higdon Shevick, age 83, of Greensboro, Georgia died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She was born on April 20, 1928 in McDuffie County in Thomson, GA. She was the last of thirteen children of the late Adolphus Higdon and Cora Weaver Higdon. Ethel graduated from Greensboro High School in the class of 1945. Living in Greensboro most of her life, she lived awhile in Cape Coral, Florida where she was a receptionist for a funeral home from 1985 to 1989. She returned to Greensboro and in 1990 married Joe Shevick who preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro.

She is survived by sons, William Baxter Byce and wife Rhonda of Greensboro, GA and Terry Higdon Byce and wife Cynthia of Crofton, MD; grandchildren, Bill Byce and wife Brandi, Eric Byce and wife Terri, Jason Byce and wife Spencer, Courtney Byce, Lili Byce and Ming Byce; four great grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a son, Mills McNeel "Mac" Byce; and siblings, Maude Patrick, Ruby Lord, Bonnie Hozendolf, Bessie Haney, Harvey Higdon, Ed Higdon, Luther Higdon, Roy Higdon, Delmar Higdon, Nelson Higdon, Arthur Higdon and Grady Higdon.

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Greenview Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642, with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Carey Williams, Mark Higdon, Dennis Higdon, Leslie Higdon, Ceils Merritt, Ray Marchman, Prince Parrish and Raymond Jackson. The family requests that any memorials be made to Nathanael Greene Academy, P. O. Box 109, Siloam, GA 30665 or the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642. The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday night at McCommons Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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Chris & Cindy Anglin
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to family and friends. We are so sorry for your loss.

Lem and Sandy Clark
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Billy, Rhonda, Bill and Brandi, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lem and Sandy

Tammy Anderson
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
I want to send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time.

Teressa Gentry
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Bill and Rhonda you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Teressa "Tee" Gentry

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Dear Family, I have known Ethel for most of my life. She and I have shared many experiences and talks. God Bless you at this time of your loss. Betty Jo

Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
We are so sorry to learn of your Mom's death. Your family is in our prayers.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Billy, Terry and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Thu August 18, 2011
Rhonda, Billy and family we were so sorry for your loss.

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
"Miss" Ethel was always so pleasant to us. We shall miss her. Love and sympathy to the family. Rick and Tommi Ward

Goldie Thomas
   Posted Fri August 19, 2011
I am very sad to here of Ethel's death. I am glad that I got to know her.

   Posted Sat August 20, 2011
I have known "Miss Ethel" all my life...She knew my mom from years back( Mrs. Margaret Lindsey) and never failed to ask about her each time she came into the BBQ in Greensboro where I work. She was a very sweet lady and she will be missed. We are praying for the family during this time.

barry and Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Sun August 21, 2011
"Miss" Ethel was a wonderful lady that I was priviledged and honored to know. She dearly loved her family and friends. She was charming, delightful and always had a twinkle in her eyes. "Miss" Ethel brightened my day with her smile and kind words. May the fun loving shared memories help to comfort ya'll.

Trish Byce
   Posted Sat October 08, 2011
Many loving thoughts and prayers to Billy and Rhonda, Terry and Cindy, and the Higdon, Shevick families. Rest in peace, Ethel. Wish we had known you better in life. Trish, Lili and Ming Byce widow and daughters of Mills McNeel "Mac" Byce.