Mrs. Joann Higgins Holbrooks, age 74, of Buford, Ga., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Holbrooks; infant sons, John Holbrooks and Edwin Holbrooks; parents, Charlie and Nellie Clack Higgins; brothers, Raymond Higgins and Oscar Higgins; sisters, Ferrell McDaniel and Irene King; and sister-in-law, Verlyn Holbrooks Martin.
She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Eros Waddell, Gainesville, Ga.; brother-in-law, Bill Holbrooks, Buford, Ga.; special nephews and nieces, Steve and Sabrina Martin, Buford, Ga.; Stacey and Lee Thrasher, Buford, Ga.; and Joanie and Grant Moore, Buford, Ga.; and numerous other beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Holbrooks was born Nov. 9, 1938, in Buford, Ga. She was a 1957 graduate of Sugar Hill High School. She was a retired clerk from Sears Warehouse in Tucker, Ga., after 41 years of service. She was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she was a member of the choir. She loved Southern Gospel music and enjoyed traveling and going to singings.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Cross Roads Baptist Church, 1391 Braselton Highway, Lawrenceville, Ga., with Pastor the Rev. Kenny Kuykendall, the Rev. Kenneth Parker, the Rev. Carl Helton and the Rev. Tony Lovell officiating. Interment and Graveside Service will follow at Rock Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Ga., with the Rev. Buddy Rhodes officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-9 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, Ga., 770-932-1133.
Flanigan's Funeral Home
4400 South Lee Street Buford, GA 30518
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Jan. 25, 2013