Russell ‘Rusty’ Frederick Higginbotham, 66, of Folkston, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023 at his residence.  He was born August 9, 1956 in Folkston, to the late Cecil F. Higginbotham and Jean Opal Grooms Higginbotham.  He was a 1975 graduate of Charlton County High School.  He was employed with St. Regis Paper Company for many years and was a member of Camp Pinckney Baptist Church.  

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dottie Higginbotham; five children, Kristy Conway, Mark Wheeler, Heidi (Tim) Brown, Holly (Wally) Flack, Bridgette (Thomas) Wilson; sister, Wanda (Jimmy) Conner; brother, Terry (Tanya) Higginbotham; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; aunt, Cornelia Huggins; uncle, Walter (Willene) Duggan; best friend, Michel Smith; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorialization will be by cremation and a private graveside service will be planned at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston.  

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