Nicholas Higgins

Age: 27
Address: Burnsville, NC
Date of Death: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service

Details: Nicholas Higgins of Burnsville passed away on Thursday, October 17th at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital.  A native of Burke County, he was a son of Michael Higgins, step-son of Randall Autrey and the late Cynthia Autrey who passed away in 2011.  He was a member of South Toe Baptist Church and was a dedicated family man.  Everyone that knew him loved him.  “The shadows of this world extinguished his flame before it reached its apex but his light will never be forgotten.”
     Surviving in addition to his father and step-father are his children: Taylor and Danielle Higgins of Salisbury, Nathaniel, Aaron and Elizabeth Higgins of Knoxville, TN; brother: Josh Higgins and wife, Amanda, of Burnsville; step-sister, Jessica McIntosh and husband, Brian, of Burnsville; step-brother, Timothy Autrey of Burnsville; fiancée, Nairi Ponder of Burnsville.  Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
     Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 21st in South Toe Baptist Church.  Rev. Glen Autrey and Rev. Randy Autrey officiated. 
     The family requests memorial donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.  To send online condolences, please visit our website at 

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