December 5, 2020

Mrs. Mary Higginbotham Jennings

Mrs. Mary Joyce Higginbotham Jennings, age 78 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennings were conducted on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. from the Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Dan Atkins officiating.

Loving memorials were offered by Mrs. Jennings daughter-in-law Brenda Jennings and granddaughter, Sunshine Carlson. Those serving as pallbearers were Joseph Walker, Herbert Walker, IIII, Benjamin Walker, Bryan Bierley, David Bierley, and Jeremy Bierley. Honorary Pallbearers were Jacob Cammon, Trevor Jennings, and Jeffery Jerrell.

The interment followed in the Franklin City Cemetery.

Mrs. Jennings was born in Porterdale, Georgia on October 18, 1934, the daughter of the late Nellie Mae Swafford Taylor and Charlie Higginbotham. She was a Christian by faith. Mrs. Mary was a much loved and respected member of Heard County Community. She was the owner and operator of the Colonial Guests House.

For years she and her family have offered loving care to the patients at their assisted living facility. The people she served number up in the hundreds and all had a much more enriching life because of her great care and concern.

With her caring for so many there was not much time for recreation, but when given the opportunity she loved to travel, especially to her second home in Florida. She was also a very talented creative writer. She was a wonderful mother, and grandmother. She will be greatly missed.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Herbert Walker, III of Franklin, GA., Charlotte and John Bierley of Carrollton, GA., and Sandra and Donald Mironov of Franklin, GA.; three sons, Roy and Brenda Jennings of Franklin, GA., Jimmy and Bonnie Jennings of Rossville, GA., and Charlie and Norma Jean Jennings of Bremen, GA.; seventeen grandchildren; and numerous great, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Cleveland Jennings; one daughter, Janet Stanfield; and one son, Gary Jennings.

The Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home of Franklin, Georgia were in charge of arrangements.


  1. Toni and Terry Moore says

    My prayer to family and my thought is with you all… She will be greatly missed..

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