Mrs. R. Sippie Huggins
|From: Times; pub. August 7, 1930
Mrs. R. Sippie Huggins died at the age of 74 years, 5 mos. and 18 days. She was the daughter of Calvin and Nancy Cluck born in Jefferson county, Tenn., February 18, 1856, departed this life August 2, 1930, at the home of her son Wilford in McLeansboro after many years of affliction. Her father was killed by a falling tree when she was a small child, she with her mother came to this county at the close of the Civil War settling near Knight's Prairie. She was one of a family of 8 children- five boys and 3 girls all having preceded her in death.
At the age of 15 years she was united in marriage to Jake Vane, to this union was born 4 children namely: Mary Alice, Nancy Elizabeth, Charlie and John Riley all dying in infancy. She was again married to Benjamin Huggins and to this union were born seven children namely: James, Florence Nellie, Benjamin F., Mollissie Arbelle, Edna, Thomas Marshall and Wilford all preceding her in death but Wilford.
She professed faith in Christ at an early age uniting with Knights Prairie Baptist church later moving her membership to New Salem where she remained a faithful member until death. Her health having failed her love for her church grew stronger and always expressed her desire and willingness to depart this life and go where sickness and sorrow was an entire stranger. Mrs. Huggins was always ready and willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, but for many years has been unable to care for herself making her home with Wilford since the death of her husband.
Wilford's wife and boys have been faithful and untiring in their labors to mother, but the call was made and answered that discharged her from the sufferings of life, and she has gone from labor to reward. She leaves to mourn one son, Wilford and wife, two grandchildren, Laurell Silby and Charles Benjamin and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at Knight's Prairie church August 3, 1930, conducted by Rev. T. B. Hunt and D. H. Knight.
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