2017-12-06 / Obituaries

Shirley Higginbothem


Shirley Jean Higginbothem, 67, of Blakely, Ga., passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.

Mrs. Higginbothem was born July 24, 1950, in Hosford, Fla., and moved to Early County in 1958.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Askew; and two brothers, Wayne Elkins and Steven Elkins.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Gary “Lucky” Higginbothem Sr. of Blakely; two daughters, Nina Richardson of Blakely and Sylvia Howell of Leesburg, Ga.; two sons, Gary Higginbothem Jr. and wife Diane of Middletown, Md., and Michael Higginbothem and wife Amanda of Leesburg; a sister, Gloria Shiver and husband Buddy of Uvalda, Ga.; a brother, David Elkins of Colquitt, Ga.; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service was held Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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