January 6, 1937 ~ May 20, 2020

Born in: Yancey Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Arby Richard Higgins, 83, of Asheville, NC, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Mission Hospital.

A native of Yancey Co., Mr. Higgins was a son of the late Ector and Cleo Parrott Higgins. He was also preceded in death by his son, Russell Higgins.

Mr. Higgins was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the owner of Arby’s Shoe Store in Asheville.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Edwards Higgins; daughters, Lynne Frady (Jim) and Ronda Ann Dennis (Joe); 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, June Ledford; and brothers, Zack Higgins (Janet) and Donald Higgins (Brenda).

The family held a private burial at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ferguson Family YMCA (Live Strong), 31 West Ridge Market Place, Candler, NC 28715.

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Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

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  1. So sorry about the loss of such a wonderfull
    Person so glad I had the chance to know him and his family. He will be missed and always rememberedl

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  2. So blessed to know such a good man and his family.He will be missed and always
    remembered that esp in our exercise class.So sorry for such a great loss but God has him now.love u guys

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  3. Such a blessing to know such a wonderful man and his family. He will always be remembered and loved but not forgotten. So sorry for the loss and may God comfort you all through this valley.luv all

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  4. SUE AND GIRLS SO SORRY ABOUT ARBY PASSING JUST LEARNED ABOUT IT. JUST KEEP THE LORD FIRST AND HE WILL CARRY YOU THRU. GOD BLESS YOU ALL JUANITA BLANKENSHIP

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  5. How I have thought of you all over the past several years!! I always enjoyed listening to Arby tell stories about my grandfather. I sure wish I would’ve written them down. My thoughts are with the family! Much love, Missy Shirey

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  6. So very sorry to learn of Arby’s death. I’ve known him since he was a barber next door to Nancy’s where I was a hairdresser. Such a nice man. Prayers for the family.

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