Graveside funeral services for Augusta L. Higginbotham, 96, of Robert Lee, Texas, formerly of Chickasha will be held Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Augusta L. Allen Higginbotham was born November 19, 1914, in Union Hill, Oklahoma, the daughter of Dan R. Allen and Vicie Franks Allen.  She died Saturday, October 22, 2011, in Robert Lee, Texas.

Augusta grew up in the Chickasha area graduating from Chickasha High School in 1932.  Later she went on to Hills Business College where she studied bookkeeping.

She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge and also served in the Cradle Role Department at First Baptist Church in Chickasha. Later she was employed at Sears and Roebuck in Odessa, Texas, and was a member of the Robert Lee Baptist Church where she was in the T.E.L. class.

In her spare time she enjoyed playing bingo, spending time with her family and cooking large meals.

She married James Higginbotham on August 17, 1951, in Chickasha.

She was preceded in death by both parents; husband James; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Vera Allen and Chester and Nelly Allen; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice Allen, A.O. and Edna Hill, and Bill and Della Cogan; and two nephews, Mearl Allen and Chet Allen.

Survivors include daughter Johnetta and Don Lawrence of Robert Lee, Texas; granddaughter Dana Rose of Midland, Texas; three grandsons and spouses, Lonnie and Janet Lawrence of Odessa, Texas, Lynn and Tammy Lawrence also of Odessa, Texas and Jonny and Myrna Miles of Midland, Texas; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Robert Lee Care Center and Vista Care for their support throughout the years.

Services are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home, Chickasha, Oklahoma.

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