Gary Lane Higgins

Gary Lane Higgins,56, of Duluth, Ga., died Oct. 27, 2012, after an extended illness.

A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Oct. 31 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel.

Mr. Higgins was born in Griffin, Ga., and was a CPA with Warren Averitt (formerly O'Sullivan Creel) in Destin.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Higgins; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Michael Braswell of Roswell, Ga.; father, J.L. Higgins of Oxford, Ga.; sister-in-law, Terri Higgins of Oxford; brother and sister-in-law, David and Sharon Higgins of Oxford; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and countless beloved cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Echols Higgins, and his brother, J. Randall Higgins.

The family is requesting donations be made to the American Cancer Society, or the American Diabetes Association in Lane's honor.

For those who prefer to send flowers, the family requests plants and flowers that can be planted in a family memorial garden, if possible.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel.