Clarence Pope “Tony” Huggins, Jr. ’59

Clarence Pope “Tony” Huggins, Jr. ’59, died January 9, 2007 at Pawley’s Island, S.C. Following graduation from Davidson, he attended Duke Divinity School and Edinburgh University in Scotland. His studies were interrupted in 1960 when he was called to serve his country in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer. After completing his military obligations, he received his master’s degree from the University in American Literature. He taught at UNC Greensboro before moving to Darlington in 1974 and continued his teaching career at FrancisMarionCollege in English, film, and video production. During this time, Tony completed his Ph.D. in English and education at USC. He retired from Francis Marion University in August of 2006. Dr. and Mrs. Huggins spent their retirement time enjoying Pawley’s Island. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife, Marion Coggeshall Huggins, 233 Pocket Rd., Darlington, S.C. 29532 and Pawley’s Island; two sons, Dr. Clarence Pope “Tony” Huggins III, his wife, Shawn Sims Huggins and their children, Adam and Sarah, of Raleigh, N.C; Geoffrey David Huggins, his wife, Kelleigh Koletar Huggins, and their children, Natalie and Gillian of Chapel Hill, S.C.; a sister, Alice Carol Caldwell and her husband, Thomas Price Caldwell ’62 of Starkville, Miss.; an aunt, Sarah David Rogers of Bennettsville, and uncle, James K. David of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Jessie Rogersof Darlingtonand Emmy Lou Donald and her husband, Dr. Alexander G. Donald of Columbia.