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Phil Shelley Huggins: Longs

1948 – 2022

     Phil Shelley Huggins of Longs passed away on Saturday evening, Sept. 17, at McLeod Seacoast in Little River. He was 74.

     Born April 8, 1948, in Florence, he was the son of the late Hicks Huggins and the late Florence Evata Shelley Huggins.

     Mr. Huggins worked in sales until his retirement and was an active member of Olyphic Baptist Church. Mr. Huggins was an ordained minister who worked tirelessly as both a deacon and Sunday school teacher throughout his life and will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched.

     Survivors include his loving wife of 51 years, Jeannette Gore Huggins of the home; daughter Heidi Huggins Rowe and husband Craig of Florence; two sons, Joel Hicks Huggins and Regan Phil Huggins both of Longs; two granddaughters, Rebecca Ayers of Raleigh and Brittany Ayers of Brooklyn, New York; and many loving nieces, nephews, and extended family.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Huggins was predeceased by his two brothers, Ralph Huggins and Larry Huggins; and his sister, Rebecca Branton.

     A Celebration of Life Service was planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Olyphic Baptist Church with Pastor Dr. Terry Faulkenbury officiating.

     Family planned to receive friends during the hour preceding the service at the church.

     Family requests that memorials be made to Olyphic Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Gloria Heniford, 20656 Seven Creeks Highway, Tabor City, NC 28463.

     A guest register is available here.