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Obituary: Emogene Brown

Emogene Brown, 94 of Poughkeepsie died Saturday, August 29, 2020. She was born January 1, 1926, in Poughkeepsie, Arkansas to William Edmund and Emma Frances Nichols Barnett.  She was retired from White Rodgers in Batesville and was a member of the Poughkeepsie Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Billy Mack Higginbottom; one son, Larry “Buck” Higginbottom; one brother, John Mark Barnett and three sisters, Editha Goff, Mae Kunkel and Fern Harris.

Survivors include; her husband of 57 years, Billy K. Brown of the home; one son, Dr. Michael Higginbottom (Leila) of Cave City; three daughters, Brenda Hetrick of Cave City, Evonne Baxter (Jim) of Calamine and Lisa Wilson (Jeff) of Sherman, Texas; twelve grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be Monday, August 31, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at Poughkeepsie with Troy Henley and Dr. Michael Higginbottom officiating. Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Seth Higginbottom, Nathan Higginbottom, Brian Hetrick, Zack Baxter, Evan Higginbottom, Edmund Hetrick, Chase Wilson and Brian Vanwinkle.

Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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