Estelle McMurtry Higgins

Born in Goodlettsville, TN on October 6, 1923

Departed on July 25, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Estelle McMurtry Higgins


"Essie" was born October 6, 1923 in Goodlettsville, TN to Luther and Ruth McMurtry (Callis).  She was a graduate of the Baptist School or Nursing, and practiced as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She loved camping, reading, sewing, working in her yard, and her evening toddy.  Most of all, she loved her family and friends.


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Paul Monroe Higgins, her daughter Gwendolyn Trindell, and 9 brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her daughter, Paula Hinsdale (Larry) of Greenville, SC, her grandsons Samuel Hinsdale of Charlotte NC, and Charles Hinsdale of Boone, NC, her sisters Nell Corder (David) of Searcy AR, and Vera Perotta of New Castle PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.


The burial will be private.


There will be a celebration of Essie's life for family and friends Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 3pm-6pm at 106 Bay Drive, Hendersonville TN.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, Gallatin, TN (615)452-1943

4 Comments to Mrs. Estelle McMurtry Higgins

  1. Pam Laird
    July 30, 2017 7:58 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a sweet, funny lady…just like you. I am glad I had the honor to meet her. It is hard to lose a parent/grandparent. May all of those wonderful memories comfort you, Larry, Samuel and Charles during this sad time.
    Love and Peace,

  2. Pamella Parker
    July 31, 2017 10:10 am

    I went to school with Gwen at Stratford High School in Nashville, TN. and later worked with Mrs. Higgins at Nashville Memorial Hospital. They were both very special ladies.

  3. Mike Weesner
    July 31, 2017 12:11 pm

    Hi Paula, I’m not sure how I’m related to you but I was George’s grandson living in Huntsville. I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and also your father. I didn’t find out about Paul’s passing until maybe a year later. But anyway, I hope you’re doing well and God bless you and your family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will not be able to make it Wednesday. Mike

  4. Dorothy Lamberth
    August 1, 2017 12:00 pm

    We are so sorry ffor your loss Paula.She is also my loss.We have been neighbors and friends for over 40 years. I will miss her so much..She was awonderful person.

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