Joseph Harold “Hal” Huggins

Published 4:00 pm Friday, May 27, 2022

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Joseph Harold “Hal” Huggins, 69, passed away at his home in Camden, Alabama, on May 10, 2022, following months of illness. Hal is survived by his wife Vickie Hogue Huggins, daughter Kristi Huggins Hickman (Christopher) of Auburn, and son Joseph Matthew Huggins (Shanna) of Camden. He also leaves behind four grandchildren who meant the world to him: Matthew Slade Huggins, Kendall Ann Huggins, Tanner Harrison Hickman, and Tucker Huggins Hickman; his sister Brenda Huggins Cobb; and a host of beloved nieces and nephews. Hal was preceded in death by his parents Ann and B.J. Huggins and his sister Mary Ann Huggins Kincaid.

Dr. Wesley Wachob, a long-time friend of the Huggins family and former pastor at Camden United Methodist Church, presided over the Celebration of Life services held Friday, May 13th, at Camden United Methodist Church and the internment following at Camden City Cemetery, along with current pastor, the Reverend Brian Dovey. Harry Bridges, Ray House, Tommy Lawler, Braxton “Bird” LeCroy, Edgar McGraw, Frank McGraw, John Clyde Riggs, and Mike Vick served as pallbearers.    Hal attended Wilcox County Schools and Auburn University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He began his banking career in 1976 with City National Bank in Selma. He was instrumental in the organization and chartering of Town-Country National Bank in 1978 and enjoyed his job there for over forty years, as both the Vice President and later the President and CEO. Hal recently worked to merge TCNB with United Bancorporation of Alabama, Inc. He was appointed to the board of directors and served as the president of the new Town-Country United Bank, a position he held until his death.

An advocate for his community, friends, customers, and church, Hal shared his Christian faith and joy for life through laughter, service, and care for others. Hal enjoyed the outdoors including raising cattle, baling hay, and growing timber. He was a member of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and was a board member and director of the Wilcox County Farmers Federation. Hal loved all things Camden. In his community, he served various organizations through the years including the Camden Exchange Club, Wilcox County Industrial Development Authority, Physicians Care of Clarke County Board of Directors, J. Paul Jones Hospital Board, and Wilcox Academy Board of Directors. He was also known to many young people in Camden for his “bank tours.”  Hal was a faithful member of the Camden United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday school teacher and on the administrative board as long-time finance chair. The family thanks the community for their kindness and helping to celebrate Hal’s life. In honor of his memory, donations can be made in his name to Camden United Methodist Church, J. Paul Jones Hospital, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  In Hal’s words, “I love you, my friends!”

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