Doris Helen Higbee Allegri born March 19, 1925 in Belforest, AL, a fourth generation Baldwin Countian, died at home in Battles Wharf, AL on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Evan Scott Higbee and Helen Ruth Thompson Higbee; her sister, Lucia Higbee Cummings and her husband, A.G. Allegri, Jr.
She is survived by her brother, Richard Evan Higbee (Rita), Belforest, AL; her daughter, Judith Clark Roberds (George) of Battles Wharf, AL; granddaughter, Mary Ashley Johnson, New York, NY; great-grandchildren Chapman Johnson, IV and Sadie Johnson; stepdaughter, JoAnn Yarborough (Wirth) of Mobile, AL; stepson, Stephen Allegri of Barnwell, AL; as well as other nieces, nephews and extended family.
Doris was a member of the Ecor Rouge Chapter of DAR and the William Smith Chapter of Colonial Dames. She served many years on the board of Historic Blakeley State Park and the Old Methodist Church Museum of Daphne and was a local historian with a special interest on Native Americans. She was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church before moving to Fairhope where she attended St. Lawrence Catholic Church.
A private family service will be held at the Old Methodist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ecumenical Ministries, 564 Fairhope Avenue, Fairhope, AL 36532 and Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 230, Mobile, AL 36601. A special thank you to Bo Dooley and Linda Barnes her caregivers and Tonia McDaniel with Comfort Care Hospice.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com