AHOSKIE – Oris Paul Wiggins, age 88, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabiltation in Ahoskie, NC.
Oris was born in Hertford County on October 14, 1924, a son of the late Randall Frost Wiggins and Ruth Chamblee Wiggins. He was dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Oris is survived by a sister, Janice Wiggins Morris of Ahoskie, NC; nieces and nephews, Gary Morris, Rhonda Williams and Audrey Quattlebaum; great nieces and nephews, Greyson Morris, Cade Quattlebaum, Lauren Morris Earley and McKenzie Quattlebaum.
A celebration of life service will be conducted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Billy Presley officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Private burial will be at Highland Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hertford County PAWS (Protecting Animals Worth Saving), 231 Mt. Moriah Road, Winton, NC 27986, or to the Ahoskie Food Pantry, 701 E Church Street, Ahoskie, NC 27910.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettfh.com.
My husband and I have know Oris because of the many years he would come to McBee and buy peaches.He enjoyed being at the pack shed watching the peaches being packed. He was such a joy to know and we looked forward to his visits. I am sure his friends also looked forward to his visits because he brought back peaches for them. We will miss you dearly.
I am the oldest daughter of Mildred and Dennison Wiggins – Oris and my father were cousins. I remember Oris from my childhood days and always remember him as very kind and friendly. Our condolences to all the family.
Sincerely, Bob and Loretta Wiggins Phillip
A great man who will be missed dearly!
You will be missed. we love you