August 27, 1914 ~ February 21, 2009

Born in: Danville, VA,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC – Edith Slayton Huggins, 94, died Saturday, February 21, 2009. A native of Danville, VA, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lucy Slayton. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Marion D. Huggins; and her son, Marion Dixon Huggins, Jr. Mrs. Huggins was a member of the First Baptist Church of Durham and with her late husband operated several stores in the Durham area including Huggins Hardware and Marion's Five and Dime. She was a founding member of the Lioness Club in Durham and attended Duke University in the mid 1930's. She is survived by her daughter, Sybil Huggins Wheeler and her husband, Shane, of Asheville; daughter-in-law, Holly Huggins of Nashville, TN; one sister, Martha Pyron of Roanoke, VA; four grandchildren, Pamela Huggins of Chico, CA, Michelle Diane Anderson and her husband, Matt, of Minneapolis, MN, Mark David Huggins of Minneapolis and William Shane Wheeler of Asheville. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday at the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery in Chapel Hill, NC In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the Lion's Club or CarePartners Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. I worked with Edith at Durham Day Care Council and Child Care Services Association. We became very good friends, and I continued to pray for her and her son even after she moved to Asheville to live with her daughter. We ate popcorn together everday at 10:00 a.m. I will never forget such a phenomenal person, and my life is enriched for having known her. God bless you all an may you find comfort in the thought that ‘earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.’

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  2. Dear Sybil and family, I was sorry to read in this morning paper about your mom. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. I will always remember your mom’s smile. With deepest sympathy to you. Ellen Hinshaw Young

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  3. Sybil, so sorry to hear about your Mom. It has been a long time since we have seen her. Mama saw it in todays paper and we just wanted you to know that you are in our prayers and we remember all the times we had together at your Dads store at Northgate…first job for you and I. Toni and Ruth

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  4. To all of Edith’s family, our condolences. We still remember and appreciate all the kindness and companionship she offered to Hugo, Vic’s dad.

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