Rebecca Higgs Feagins

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Rebecca Higgs Feagins, 91, of Kingsport, TN, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Born in Anes Station, TN, she had resided in Kingsport most of her life. She was a graduate of Marshall County High School and MTSU, and received her Masterís in Chemistry from Vanderbilt Universityís Peabody College. Rebecca moved to Kingsport to work at Eastman Kodak and after 5 years retired to become a lifelong homemaker. She was an active member of Mafair United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Ray Feagins; parents, Robert and Marilee Higgs; and brother, Dr. Jack Higgs.

Rebecca is survived by her son, Edward Ray Feagins, Jr. and wife, Kathy Jo of Bristol, TN; daughter, Kathy Lee Feagins of Johnson City; son, Bob Higgs Feagins and wife, Laura; grandson, Higgs Thomas Edward Feagins; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Ken Feagins and Marvin Feagins; sisters-in-law, Reny Higgs, Joann Guthrie and Velma Wilson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A special thanks to the caregivers at Asbury Steadman Hill and NHC Kingsport.

The family received friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Mafair United Methodist Church. The funeral service followed at 1 p.m. with Rev. Amy Probst officiating. Burial followed in Oak Hill Memorial Park. Family and friends served as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mafair United Methodist Church, 1409 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN 37664.