Joseph Chalmers Biggs ’32

Joseph Chalmers Biggs ’32 of Lumberton, N.C., died April 9, 2006. He was elected Robeson Country coroner in the early 1970s and remained in the job until 1989. He owned Biggs Funeral Home in Lumberton until he retired in 2000. He attended Davidson before graduating from N.C. State University with a degree in architectural engineering. He also graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. He had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1923, where he served as a deacon and elder. He was a member of the Rotary Club, where he received the Paul Harris Fellows Award, and was a member of the Robeson County Shrine Club. He was also a member of St. Alban’s Lodge for more than sixty years, a member of the N.C. Funeral Directors Association, and was on the board of directors of United Carolina Bank. Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Mary McIntyre Biggs, 508 W. 32nd Street, Lumberton, N.C. 28358; a daughter, Susan B. Kelly; two stepsons, Mackie McIntyre and Stewart McIntyre, both of Lumberton; a brother, Dennis W. Biggs, Jr. of Spokane, Wash.; a grandson; and two step-grandchildren.