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Obituary for Frances Willetta Myers (Higginbotham)

Frances Willetta Higginbotham Myers passed away on June 19, 2018.

A Riceville native, she loved her family and lived an exciting, amazing life. During World War II, she worked at Oak Ridge and helped build the Atomic Bomb. She went to beauty school and opened her own business, The Riceville Beauty Shop. After she sold her business, she worked and then retired from Duracell. At age 89, she finally retired after working 25 years for Knoxville Tours. She loved to travel, making 114 trips to Branson, Missouri and visiting 49 states. On her 100th trip to Branson, the Mayor gave her the “Key to the City.” She was the oldest member of Riceville Church of Christ. She was most proud of being a Great-Great Grandmother of 5 generations, all who dearly loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles William Myers; her mother, Annie Lockmiller Higginbotham; father, William Henry Higginbotham; two sisters, Ruth Ann Higginbotham and Miriam Jean Higginbotham; and son-in-law, Kenny Price.

She is survived by daughters, Jane Myers Price and Sonya Myers Hamby and husband Larry, all of Riceville; grandchildren, Kelly Price Blevins and husband, Mickey of Riceville, James Rodney Price of Riceville, and Julia Ann Price Letner, and husband Brian of Decatur; great-grandchildren, Leighann Blevins Giles and husband Josh of Englewood, Katie Blevins Brewster and husband Cameron of Riceville, and Brent Maddron and wife, Katie of Decatur; great-great grandchildren, Landyn Giles and Adleigh Giles of Englewood and Annslee and AcelynnMaddron of Decatur.

Family and friends will meet at 4:00 pm Thursday, June 21st for a graveside service at the Riceville Cemetery with Jason Greenway officiating . At her request there will be no formal visitation.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Price, Mickey Blevins, Brian Letner, Brent Maddron, Josh Giles and Cameron Brewster.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to the Staff at Morning Pointe for their loving care of Frances.

The family suggests memorials be made to Riceville Cemetery Fund, c/o Ray Lovingood, 240 Co. Rd. 80, Riceville, TN 37370.


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