Edna Belle Higginbotham

June 1, 1926August 5, 2018

Edna Belle Fehrman Higginbotham was born on June 1, 1926 in Brooksville, Florida to Bessie Fehrman. She went home to be with the Lord on August 5, 2018. She was preceded in death her father, Boyce Owen Fehrman; her mother, Bessie Gertrude Fehrman; her husband of 57 years, John O. Higginbotham; a brother, Richard Fehrman; her brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Inez Fehrman and her grandson, Daryl Hanners. She is survived by two daughters, Olivia Howard (Bob), Janice Butler (Bobby); five grandchildren, Barry Hanners, Cheri Renfroe (Russell), Leslie Burton (Trey), Emily Holifield (Johnny), Nancy Hamilton (Josh) and Eleven Great Grandchildren. Edna was heavily involved in PTA in the Atlanta School System before working for that school system as a school secretary at O’Keefe High School and then as a data liaison at central office. Edna’s faith in Jesus Christ was central to her life and she served the Lord faithfully at Northwest Baptist and Concord Baptist churches in the Atlanta area, First Baptist of Lithia Springs and Spring Hill Baptist Church of Mobile, AL. She taught Sunday School, was involved in mission education and mission endeavors and since living in Mobile has served the women at McKemie Place and at the Home of Grace. Services for Edna Higginbotham were held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Burial is at Mozley Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs, GA. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Per Mrs. Higginbotham’s request, memorial gifts may be made to McKemie Place, P.O. Box 9082, Mobile, AL., 36691 or to Home of Grace, 394 Aldock Road, Eight Mile, AL., 36613


  • Boyce Owen Fehrman, Father
  • Bessie Gertrude Fehrman, Mother
  • John O. Higginbotham, Husband
  • Richard Fehrman, Brother
  • Harry (Inez) Fehrman, Brother
  • Daryl Hanners, Grandson
  • Olivia (Bob) Howard, Daughter
  • Janice (Bobby) Butler, Daughter
  • Barry Hanners, Grandchild
  • Cheri (Russell) Renfroe, Grandchild
  • Leslie (Trey) Burton, Grandchild
  • Emily (Johnny) Holifield, Grandchild
  • Nancy (Josh) Hamilton, Grandchild
  • 11 Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Funeral Services Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Edna Belle Higginbotham

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Terri saenz

August 9, 2018

Beautiful person inside and out!!! My sympathy for your loss. I just learned she was living within 1/2 hour of me..wish I would've known sooner...

Darlene Moore

August 8, 2018

Janice, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I contacted Mrs Higginbotham when we organized the first O'Keefe Teachers and Staff Luncheon. She was so sweet and happy, even though she told me she couldn't attend. She made me happy just to get to talk to her, she really Blessed me that day.

ava singleton

August 8, 2018

Janice I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of akind she was a very sweet lady. She was all aways kind an had a great smile that made me feel so welcome at your house. After reading about her life I know she in heaven getting the choir of angels in order to sing and I know all the paper work is finished an inorder. May God wrap you in his arms an give you peace that we will see her again. Love, Ava Fulton Singleton an Judy Hollis Clark

Barbara Ann Wilson

August 7, 2018

I thought very highly of this woman. Edna was in my life from Elementary school till just before she left Lithis Springs Ga. She made the best divinity candy I ever ate. She made it for E. P Howell elementary school carnival every year. Then I worked as her and Mrs. Parker’s runner at Okeefe Middle school, and was in some of her Sunday school classes in Lithia Springs First Baptist. I visited her and John when I could. She will truly be missed. My mother Nann Wells Wilson went to school with her Daught Libby . I remember going to her home on Northside Dr several times before they moved to Lithia Springs. She was always the sweetest lady and so kind to everyone she met.

Karen Sinyard

August 7, 2018

So sorry to learn of Mrs. Edna's passing. I remember her and Mr. John fondly from FBC Lithia. They were just the most loving and sweet couple. I know it gives you great comfort knowing that she is now with our Heavenly Father. Praying for all of you.

Ginger McMichael

August 6, 2018

Libby, you mom is beautiful just like you are! I know the angels are rejoicing over her homegoing. I wish I could be there with you tomorrow, but will get together with you later in Montgomery. Prayers are with you for His peace and comfort during these days.