Area Pays Tribute to Fallen Soldier,
Sgt. Tanner Higgins
by: Bobby McDonald
With Some Submitted Photos
The greater Hopkins County area "turned-out" enmass, on Monday, at approximately 12:30 p.m., as the procession carrying the body of fallen soldier, Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins, made its way across Hopkins County and into Wood County and Yantis, and finally to Beaty Funeral Home in Winnsboro. Services for Sgt. Higgins are to be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, at Lake Fork Baptist Church, on Fm-515 south of Yantis, with burial in the Cypress Cemetery, near Winnsboro.
The entire area was adorned in flags, red-white-and blue streamers, and yellow ribbons, all along the
route that the procession followed across Hopkins County.
Citizens began gathering along the route, to pay their respect, as early as 11:15 a.m.
Students at Higgins' alma mater, Sulphur Springs High School, gathered in front of the High School and
the Southwest Dairy Museum, in a grand Hopkins County welcome.
Local farmers came-out of the fields to pay tribute to Sgt. Higgins.
The streets in Yantis were lined with those showing their support and thanks, as Hwy-14 was "shut-down."
Please continue to pray for Shelby Allen Higgins, and the Higgins family, as most of our hearts were broken today, but we were able to go back to our lives, our jobs, and families, because of the great sacrifice that Sgt. Tanner Higgins made. However, the family must continue to endure their grief and "pick-up the pieces" of their lives, in the days, weeks, and months ahead!
Thank You and God Bless, Sgt. Higgins!!!!