Obituaries: Mrs. Katherine Marie Hanvey Green, Mr. William Michael “Mike” Higgins.

Obituaries: Mrs. Katherine Marie Hanvey Green, Mr. William Michael “Mike” Higgins.

Mrs. Katherine Marie Hanvey Green, age 97, of Rome, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018, in a local hospital.

Mrs. Green was born in Starkville, MS on April 7, 1921, daughter of the late Lamar Benton Hanvey and the late Lula Belle Christopher Hanvey.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Hoyt Green, by her son-in-law, Eddie T. Green, by three sisters, Christine Watson, Ann Fishburn, and Jean Moreland, and by a brother, Robert Lamar Hanvey.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Green was employed with Sears in Rome for over 15 years.  She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Green, Rome; 2 grandsons, Mike Green and Brad Green (Michelle), all of Rome; 2 great grandchildren, William and Madison Green; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the graveside in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The Rev. Jody Hagerty will officiate.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of caregivers at Winthrop Manor and at Floyd Medical Center, Fourth Floor West, for their care and concern during Mrs. Green’s illness.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.


Mr. William Michael “Mike” Higgins, age 62, of Rome, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018, at a local hospital.

Mike was born in Rome, Ga., on May 24, 1956, son of the late Grover Henry Higgins and the late Mary Burns Higgins.  Mike worked for his father in his surveying business and also sold cars before he became disabled.

He is survived by his sons, Dustin Higgins and William Higgins; his daughters, Kelli Higgins, Ali Avans and Lauren Higgins; his grandchildren, Hannah Williamson, Payton Higgins, Carly Spurlock, Abby Spurlock, Karter Montgomery, Reese Higgins and Landon Higgins; his brother, Grover Henry Higgins, Jr.; his sister, Robin Higgins Teams; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, Oaknoll Chapel.

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