Dec. 11, 1939 – Feb. 7, 2019

UTICA — A funeral service for Carolyn R. Higgins, 79, of Mount Vernon, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Bell Church of Christ, 20871 Bell Church Road, Utica, with Roger Crego officiating. Burial will follow in Bell Cemetery.

Friends may call 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica.

Carolyn passed away Feb. 7, 2019, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. She was born Dec. 11, 1939, in Knox County to the late Stanley S. and Bessie (Mason) Walton.

She is survived by her son, Jon Higgins of Heath; daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy (Rodney) Harris of Frazeysburg, Wendy Smith of Cable, Teri (Keith) Page of Sunbury, Tami (Keith) Ruhl of Mount Vernon, Shamra Ann Higgins of Columbus; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers, David (Joann) Walton, Richard (Patty) Walton, Seldon (Dot) Walton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna Jean Neale, Betty (Len) McGirr, Nancy Lacey, Susie (Ken) Grange; and sister-in-law, Jeannie Walton.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sons, Ted and Jed Higgins, who passed away May 20, 2011, and May 24, 2011, respectively; and brothers, Bradford, Gerald and Stanley Walton.

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