Ann Higginbothem Jones

Published 6:52 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ann Higginbothem Jones, 85, formerly of Lanett AL, passed away on Oct. 17, 2017, at Florence Hand Home in LaGrange, Georgia after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 17, 1931, in West Point, Georgia, Ann was the daughter of Mary Scott Barton Higginbothem and John Thomas Higginbothem. She was preceded in death by a brother John Thomas Higginbothem, Jr.

She is survived by husband of 66 years Hugh Lamar Jones, daughter and son-in-law Laurie    and Ben Yates of LaGrange, GA, two grandchildren Rich (Rachel) Yates of LaGrange  and Lauren Yates of LaGrange, a great granddaughter Aubrey Williams of LaGrange  and several nieces, nephews  and cousins.

Ann Graduated from West Point High School and attended Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of LaGrange but was previously an active (fifth generation) member of First United Methodist Church of West Point, having been involved in church activities including UMYF counselor, coordinator of younger children’s division, children’s Sunday school teacher, administrative board, financial secretary and church treasurer and United Methodist Women, having served as Circle leader and treasurer. She was also involved with the Girl Scouts as a leader for several years.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, 10 a.m. EDT in the Zachry Center of West Point United Methodist Church, followed by a Memorial Service in the Sanctuary at 11 a.m. EDT.

Memorials — in lieu of flowers donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of West Point, First United Methodist Church of LaGrange or to West GA Hospice.

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Arrangements have been entrusted with arrangements Bluffton Funeral Services.