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Rufus James Huggins
April 12, 1929 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Rufus Huggins Obituary
Rufus James Huggins, age 94 of Lumberton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on January 17, 2024, while at Angel House of Whiteville, NC.
Rufus retired as a supervisor from Dupont in 1984. Prior to that, he worked as a typesetter for the Robesonian. He attended East Lumberton Baptist Church and was a lifelong member of the Baracca Sunday School class.
Rufus came from a musical family and taught himself to play the guitar and mandolin. One of his favorite hobbies was pickin’ and grinnin’ with friends during jam sessions. He also enjoys playing and singing at church functions and Wesley Pines Nursing Home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Major and Maggie Huggins; the love of his life, Marie Usher Huggins; brothers, Talmadge Huggins and Luther Howard; sisters, Mattie Jane Hatchell and Doris Harrison.
Left to cherish his memories are his daughters, Katrina Huggins Davis and husband, Timothy and Rowena Huggins; a granddaughter, Erika Phillips Dail and husband Barclay; and his great-grandson, William Bryson Dail; his sisters, Clara Hawley, Gloria Pittman, Betty Pittman, Linda Cox, and Mary Ann Mayers; a special friend, Pete Lambert and family as well as a host of other extended family and friends.
Burial will be private
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare at 1414 Physician’s Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.