Charles is the grandson of Hiram C. Higgins, founder of Higgins Funeral Home, and son of Philip M. Higgins the second generation owner. Charles has been with the funeral home since 1972 as the third generation owner for 35 years.
|Clay Higgins – Owner
Clay, son of Charles Higgins, returned to Fayetteville in 2001 from Colorado as the fourth generation owner of Higgins Funeral Home. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University where he graduated in 1992. After completing his certification in funeral directing and embalming at the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service he completed his requirements to become licensed in both disciplines. After working in the tech industry in Colorado, Clay and his wife Amy decided to move to Fayetteville to work in the family business and raise their two children, Hunter and Lucy.
|In memory of:
Tommy Sisk – Family Care Assistant
Tommy had been a part of Higgins Funeral Home since 1972. Tommy was a native of Lincoln County, a graduate of Central High School, and an Elder at the Liberty Church of Christ. He was married to Becky Sisk. They have one son, Whitney.
|Christopher Ross, CFSP – Funeral Director / Embalmer
Chris joined the Higgins Funeral Home in 2014 and is part of our Complete Care program. He is a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer and Licensed Insurance Agent for the State of Tennessee. Chris has earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). He also has his Crematory Operators Certification from the Cremation Association of North America, Licensed Preneed Agent in Tennessee, and his Mortuary Science License for the State of Michigan.
Chris is married to Rachel of Lawrence County, Tennessee. He is an active member of the Fayetteville Lions Club, Leadership Lincoln, Southern Middle Tennessee MAD SAM Leadership Team, Tennessee Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
|Hope DeJarnatt – After Care Counselor
Hope started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2009. She is a native of Lincoln County, and a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. She is married to Dr. Dan DeJarnatt. They have two children, Drew Ivey and Laura Stevens. In 2019, Hope completed her certification to become a Stephen Minister.
|Tommy Graham – Funeral Director/Embalmer
Tommy began his career in funeral service in 1964. He is a graduate of the John A. Gupton College in Nashville where he received an Associate of Arts degree in funeral service. He also holds certification from the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both TN. and AL. He and his wife, Jane, have one daughter, Robbin Kennamer. Robbin and her husband also have one daughter and the family are members of the First Baptist Church, McBurg.
|Sherri Haislip – Funeral Assistant
Sherri started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2005. She is a native of Lincoln County and a graduate of Central High School. She is married to Ricky Haislip. They have two children, Marissa Thornton and Carmen Haislip.
|In memory of:
Robert Strope – Funeral Assistant
Robert started with Higgins Funeral Home in 2008. He was a native of Lincoln County, a graduate of Flintville High School and was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He served as the Fire Chief in Fayetteville for 30 years. He had four children Tony Strope, Jennifer Strope Stanly, Sammy Whitworth and Scott Whitworth.
|James Strope – Funeral Assistant|
|In Memory of: Matthew Sullenger – Funeral Director/Embalmer|
|Rick Gains – Funeral Assistant|
|Carol Foster – Advance Planning Specialist
Carol joined Higgins Funeral Home in 2019 as a Licensed Preneed Agent in Tennessee. She has volunteered and served her community in many roles over the years and is excited to be part of the Higgins family..
|Lynn Moore – Funeral Assistant|
|Joe Self – Funeral Assistant|
|Rick Lamon – Funeral Assistant|
|Dawn Kidd – Office Manager|