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Ayleen Higdon

Ayleen Smith Higdon, 91, of Ridgeland, died Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Hospice Ministries. 

Visitation will be 5pm-8pm Thursday at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.  Services will be 11am Friday at Stringer Family Chapel with burial in Hill Crest Church of Christ Cemetery.  Stringer Family Funeral Services in Hazlehurst is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Higdon was a native of Lincoln County.  She attended school at Lloyd Star.  She lived in Hazlehurst from 1950 up until 2003 when she moved to Brandon to be near her daughter.
Mrs. Higdon was a member of Hill Crest Church of Christ.  Her husband, Walter D. “Shorty” Higdon, preceded her in death after 64 years of marriage.  She was known as Meemaw to all her family, especially grandchildren.  She was loved by all of her family and was a wonderful mother to her two daughters.
Survivors include: daughters, Patsy Simonson and husband Jim of Brandon and Janice Cook and husband Eddie of Flowood; grandchildren, Christa Ewing and Beau Simonson; and seven great grandchildren.

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