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1933 Mrs. 2014

Mrs. Jo Beth Higginbotham

January 23, 1933 — November 28, 2014

Jo Beth Higginbotham, 81, of Navasota, passed away Friday, November 28th at Golden Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. A gathering of family and friends will take place 5:00 – 8:00pm, Thursday, December 4th at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church of Navasota at 1:00pm, Friday, December 5th with interment in Oakland Cemetery following. Rev. Clyde Larrabee will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
Jo Beth was born January 23, 1933 in Nixon, Texas to A. B. Cooper and Helen Whitehead Cooper. She attended college and married Floyd Higginbotham. Together they raised four children. Mrs. Higginbotham worked for years as a military secretary and was also an accomplished seamstress. She loved history, and was proud to be a fifth generation Texan with an ancestor (Johnny Kellogg) who sacrificed his life at the Alamo. She enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and hunting deer and turkey, as well as utilizing her skills as a photographer. Mrs. Higginbotham volunteered at Fanthorp Inn in Anderson for 20 years, playing the dulcimer in period costume. She spent countless hours knitting, quilting and crocheting, and she loved sharing her knowledge and skills with others.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Higginbotham of Navasota; daughter and son-in-law Jean Ann Lanning and Robert Barnes of Friendswood; sister Bernice Boone of Sahuarita, Arizona; Brother Leroy Cooper; grandchildren Jeannine Cole, Londyn Lanning, Sarah Smith and Chloe Lanning; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons David, James and Dwayne; and grandsons Mark and Matthew.
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, December 5, 2014

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First Baptist Church of Navasota

301 Church Street, Navasota, TX 77868

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