Mrs. Lora Corene Higginbotham, 86, of Cullman, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 in the Cullman Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Higginbotham was born on May 2, 1933 in Russellville, AL to Luther and Gladys Bishop. Lora was a graduate of Phil Campbell High School and worked for many years as a bookkeeper.
Mrs. Higginbotham is survived by her children, Cheryl Ann Smith Rasbury (Jeff) of Cullman and Mason Smith (Martha) of Phil Campbell; grandchildren, Clint Smith (Heather), Matt Smith, Natalie Henson (Clay) and Lauren Rasbury; great-grandchildren, Samantha Franklin (Jabbar), Allie, Zeth, Teresa and Lora Smith, Sydney (Eli) Snider, Braedon and Katie Smith, Preston and Vince Henson; great-great-grandchildren, Bentley Franklin and Kenden Snider; sister, Doris Sinyard of Trussville and her special friend, Doug Birdyshaw of Decatur; stepdaughters, Sally Newsome of Huntington, CA, Amanda Robinson and Mary Lou LaRue both of Marietta, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Bishop and Gladys West Bishop; her husbands, J. V. “Bud” Smith, Fred Robinson and Jim Higginbotham. Pallbearers will be Clint Smith, Matt Smith, Jeff Rasbury, Eli Snider, Jabbar Franklin and Braedon Smith.
Funeral serviced for Mrs. Higginbotham will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from the Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in the Winston Memorial Cemetery in Haleyville. Billy Quinn will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019 from noon until 2 p.m. (service time) at Pinkard Funeral Home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield and Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville is serving the Higginbotham family.
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