Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Martha Higginbotham, 80, of Cassville, died Dec. 7, 2007, at the Red Rose Inn in Cassville.

She was born on June 3, 1927, in Oronogo, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Ellen (Carey) Neff. She was a former resident of Shell Knob, and Nemo. She was a cook and owned several cafes throughout the years. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Pittsburg, Mo.

She married Joe Higginbotham on Oct. 23, 1971, in Harrison, Ark., and he survives.

Additional survivors include: one daughter, Millie Spence, of Cassville; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Ira Bryant; two brothers and one sister.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with Chaplin Jack Betts officiating. Graveside services were at the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Cemetery East of Bolivar.

Arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.