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The Daily Corinthian, Corinth, MS Mon July 23, 1990:
p. 7a, c. 1  -

DEATHS

H.L. 'CHIG'
BIGGERS dies

CORINTH - Services for Harry Lee "Chig" Biggers, 49, were held at 3
p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Corinth with the Rev.
Charles Potts and Dr. Frank A. Brooks Jr. officiating.  Burial was in
New Hope Cemetery.

        He died Saturday, July 21, 1990, at his residence.  He was a
member of the first United Methodist Church of Corinth, where he
served as a deacon, board member, Sunday School teacher, youth
sponsor and choir member.  He organized and had served as president of
the United Methodist Men.  He was an employee of Biggers Hardware and
artist - cartoonist for The Daily Corinthian.  He was a graduate of
Corinth High School and received his degree in physical education from
Mississippi State University in 1964.

        Biggers was a member of Kiwanis Club of Corinth, where he was
nominated as Outstanding Citizen of 1990.  He had served as president
of Kiwanis in 1974-75 and honored as Kiwanian of the Year in 1988.

        Biggers was the coach of the YMCA Men's Little League team for
ten years and was on the YMCA Board of Directors since 1971.  He was
serving on the board as an active life member of the YMCA.

        In 1963, he helped organize physical education for the Corinth
Elementary Schools for elementary and special education students.

        He was associated with Corinth Theatre-Arts where he served as
treasurer of the Board of Directors.  In 1989, he received the Bob
O'Brian Award for outstanding service.

        Biggers served for many years on the Community Fund Board and
has served as a fundraiser for many community drives such as the Heart
and Cancer Society and Kidney Foundation.  He was president of
Hillandale Country Club Board of Directors, served on the Corinth
Library Board and was named the Jaycees' Outstanding Young Man in
1975.

       Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Biggers and Blair
Biggers, both of Selmer, Tenn.; his mother, Nina B. Biggers of
Biggersville; two sisters, Jane Chamblee of Jackson and Anne Rhodes of
Biggersville.

        Pallbearers were Jimmy Campbell, Kenneth Williams, Sammy Kemp,
John Burton Williams, Jimmy Bennett, Jimmy Fisher, John C. Ross, Jr.,
Wilson Busby, Jimmy Whitehurst, and W.C. Stevenson, Jr.

        Honorary pallbearers were the members of Corinth Kiwanis Club.

        Memorials may be sent to the Corinth YMCA or the American
Cancer Society.

        McPeters Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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