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Memorial graveside services for Richard Roy Wiggins, 70, of Ashburn, GA will be held 9:00 AM, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in The Snowridge Cemetery in Ashburn. Mr. Wiggins passed away Thursday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roy’s request was for his employees, friends and customers of Turner County Stockyard serve as honorary pallbearers. As Roy was a casual person, it is requested that everyone dress casual for the services.
The son of the late Henry Richard Wiggins and Frankie Ireland Wiggins of Ashburn, GA he was born in Turner County where he has lived and worked all of his life. A member of The Ashburn First Baptist Church, he was also 1962 graduate of Turner County High School and was an avid horse lover. Mr. Wiggins was a partner in the longtime family business, Turner County Stockyard since 1960. He was a longtime member of The American Quarterhorse and Livestock Marketing Association as horses and livestock were his love. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by a brother in law, James Williford.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Thomas Wiggins of Ashburn; his mother, Frankie Ireland Wiggins of Ashburn; his sons, Allen (Sonia) Wiggins of Ashburn and Kim (Beth) Wiggins of Peachtree City, GA; his step children, Lanay Burdette of Ashburn, Layla Mitchell of Savannah, GA and Lace Burdette of Jacksonville, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Austin Wiggins and Dallas Wiggins both of Ashburn, Courtney Wiggins and John Parker Wiggins both of Peachtree City, GA and Khloe Farmer of Ashburn. His sisters Carline (Frank) Bodiford of Tifton, GA and Linda Williford of Sycamore; his brother, Dale (Karen) Wiggins of College Park, GA.
At request of The Wiggins family there will be no visitation and in lieu of food and flowers, please make donations to Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Home, P. O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281 or any abused child charity.
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