Ms. Misti Newkirk Higgins

Ms. Misti Newkirk Higgins, age 44 of Robinson Way, Toccoa passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at the Stephens County Hospital.

A daughter of Butch and Sheryl Swafford Newkirk, she was born May 6, 1978 in Fulton County, Georgia having lived all her life in Stephens County, Georgia.  She was employed with the Clarkesville Post Office as a Rural Mail Carrier and was of the Baptist faith.  She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda Swafford, her grandfather, Charlie Swafford and her great-grandmother, Mildred Mosley.

Survivors include her children, Joeli Higgins and Jax Higgins of Toccoa; the father of her children, Chris Higgins of Toccoa; parents, Butch and Sheryl Newkirk of Toccoa; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joey and Rachel Newkirk and Butch Newkirk, III and Candi all of Toccoa; sisters and brother-in-law, Candi and Dana Ostrander of Lula, Georgia and Jennifer Copeland of Toccoa; nephew, Elijah Newkirk; a host of many friends.

Memorial service will be Monday, August 1, 2022, 3 o’clock p.m. in the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home with The Reverend Joey Whitlock officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Acree-Davis Funeral Home on Sunday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Online condolences may be left for the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stephens County High School Baseball Team, 323 Indian Trail, Toccoa, Georgia  30577 in memory of Ms. Misti Newkirk Higgins.

Acree-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Misti Newkirk Higgins.