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Gloria Janis Higgins

Birthday: June 25, 1940

Deceased: December 30, 2005


Janis Higgins Doty of Atlanta passed away on December 30, 2005. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel with Rev. Neal Kuhlhorst officiating. Private family burial to follow. Jan was born on June 25, 1940 , and was a native of Atlanta. She graduated from Russell High School. Surviving are her three children, Rick, Jennifer and Debbie; six grandchildren; her dear friend, Annie Joe Malcolm and Mr. Marvin Myers. A loving mother, she was a great Southern cook, who loved to entertain. She was a gifted designer and entrepreneur. Everyone appreciated her sense of humor. She was a member of Peachtree Corners Baptist Church and was a board member of the Georgia Veterans Day Parade Association. The family will receive friends Wednesday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535. Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on 1/3/2006.


Janis sent me this in 2003. I'm leaving it up because it is just her ... and that's the personality we remember. Hi to all of you Russell Wildcats! 

For the past eight years, I have lived in Duluth, GA. My daughter Debbie and I own and operate a company called "Gypsy Traders." It is a very unique retail sales corporation and we enjoy working together.

A friend and I are in the process of writing a cook book that we hope to have published. I love to cook and she and I have some wonderful recipes. It is a work in progress and we look forward to seeing it offered on Amazon.com someday. When we succeed, buy it! You won't be sorry.

I am single and I suppose it is a good thing at this time. There are not enough hours in a day to do all I want to do. Life is good. I hope yours is also. I have such wonderful memories of Russell High School. I look forward to seeing many of you again. 

Janis Higgins Doty