Herbet Wiggins

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 30, 2008

Herbert L. Wiggins
COMO, N.C.—Herbert Lee Wiggins, 69, died Oct. 25, 2008, in Roanoke Chowan General Hospital in Ahoskie, N.C.
He was born in Como and raised in Portsmouth.
Mr. Wiggins retired from active duty in 1980 and continued working for the U.S. Army in Berlin, Germany until he returned home to Como in 1997.
He was a Vietnam veteran who received a Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and two Purple Heart medals.
Survivors include his wife, Evelin R. Wiggins; two daughters, Beverly Wiggins and husband Deniz G. Uzel of Chesapeake, Shirl Boone and husband Lindbergh of Franklin; two sons, Patrick Wiggins of Berlin, Germany and Reginald Wiggins; his cousin, Joseph Wiggins and wife Patricia Wiggins of Como; his niece, Renee Ferrebee and husband Michael of Tucson, Ariz.; and his granddaughters, Brittany and Courtney Boone of Franklin as well as many other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his mother, Rosa M. Boone; his father, Richard Wiggins; his brother, Mark E. Wiggins and wife Victoria W. Wiggins of Portsmouth.
A graveside burial will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.
Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church St., Elizabeth City, N.C., is assisting the Wiggins family.
To sign the online guest register, please visit www.twifordfh.com.