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Betty Joyce Higginbotham, 82
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Betty Joyce Higginbotham, 82, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, was born May 24, 1938 and died May 13 at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital following a brief illness.

She was a retired inspector with AquaTech, a family caregiver, a member of New Union Methodist Church, and the daughter of the late William Henry and Rilda Jane Lamb Higginbotham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Roberts, and Eva Keathley.

Ms. Higginbotham is survived by two sisters, Brenda Hayes, and Jenny Mae Higginbotham, both of McMinnville, brother and sister-in-law Billy Wayne and Nancy Higginbotham of McMinnville, and brother-in-law, Jerry Roberts of the Centertown community. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews also survive.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 16, at New Union Cemetery on Highway 30 in Warren County with Tim Lewis officiating. No visitation will be held at High’s. Friends are to meet at cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 16, 2021