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Pauline McFarland

March 7, 1941 — October 3, 2017

Pauline McFarland, 76, of Benton, TN, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her residence with her loving family by her side.  She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.  Ms. Pauline worked 34 years at Polk County High School in special education, where she touched and made a difference in many lives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Abe and Essie Bishop Duggan; sisters, Blanche Crumley, Lena Nesler, Betty Jean Lingerfelt; brothers, Willie (Bud) Duggan, Tom Duggan, Charles Duggan; the father of her children, Freddy McFarland. 

She is survived by her children, Melissa (Whitney) Webb, Marti (Steve) Hale, David (Mary Beth) McFarland, Wanda Derrick; grandchildren, Suzanne (James) Townsend, Rylee Jo Hale, Rachel Hale, Ressie Pauline Hale; special niece, Helen Rose; special friend, Wilma Jean Pippenger; special cousins, Bobby and Nyokia Bishop.

Her life revolved around many but she always found the balance for her children and grandchildren.  Anyone who knew her knew she was a servant of the Lord and to many others.  She always enjoyed talking about her Savior and what miracles He gave her. 

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Hatcher officiating.  Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to a one-time Ms. Pauline scholarship fund at First Bank of Tennessee for a Polk County High School graduate.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the McFarland family guest book at www.higginsfuneral.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Pauline McFarland, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 6, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins Funeral Home

6439 US-411, Benton, TN 37307

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Interment

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Benton Memorial Gardens

217 Patty Rd, Benton, TN 37307

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