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The Daily Constitution 06/11/1876

Daniel T. Higginbotham (ca1833-1876) GA

Died in Georgia

D. T. Higginbotham of Elbert county.

 

 

Rome Daily Courier 12/18/1881
William B. Higginbotham (ca1818-1881) VA/GA
(Rome, Ga., Dec. 16) William B. Higginbotham, who was probably the wealthiest colored man in this State, died at his residence in this city yesterday, having been in bad health for several weeks. He was free born, and a native of Virginia, though moving to this city in the year 1848.

 

Meriwether County Vindicator 07/16/1886

Henry M. Higginbotham (1806-1886) GA

HIGGINBOTHAM, Henry, of Luthersville, died July 3rd and was buried at Providence Church on July 4th.
 

 

The Atlanta Constitution 06/24/1902

Dorothy May Higginbotham (1902-1902) GA

Dorothy May, the 5-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Higginbotham, was buried this morning. The interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Rev. Mr. Harrison conducted the services.

 

 

Elberton Star 01/14/1913

Martha Elizabeth Higginbotham Bond (1830-1913) GA

Mrs. Martha Bond, aged 80 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. O. Davenport in Elberton this morning about 7 o'clock. She had been sick about six months. Mrs. Bond was one of the best women of the county, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be buried at Concord church Wednesday morning. She was the mother of J. W. Bond, Mrs. E. O. Davenport, B. R. Bond, B. F. Bond, Jep W. Bond and Jack Bond.
 

 

The Atlanta Constitution 12/27/1915

George Scoville Higginbotham (1902-1915) VA/GA

George Scoville Higginbotham, aged 1, died at a local hotel Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Higginbotham; one sister, Miss Leonora Ruth Higginbotham. The body was removed to Patterson's chapel.

 

The Madisonian 01/14/1916

Martha J. Stanton Higginbotham (1848-1916) GA

DEATH SATURDAY NIGHT OF A GOOD WOMAN
On Saturday night last at her home near Centennial church, occurred the death of Mrs. Rufus Higginbotham, Sr. She had been in failing health for several months, but had been confined to her bed only about two weeks.
The funeral occurred from Centennial church Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and was attended by a large concourse of people. The services were conducted by Elder Cook, of Social Circle, assisted by Rev. S. E. Rogers. A choir composed of Mrs. Dave Dickson, Miss Clyde Dickson, Messrs. Fayette Nunn, John Hutchison and John Oxford, sang, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," "Nearer, My God to Thee," and "Shall We Gather at the River?"
There were many beautiful floral offerings. The pall bearers were Messrs. W. W. and H. W. Atkinson, W. A. Oxford, D. M. Dickson, W. H. Morris and W. P. Beardes.
Mrs. Higginbotham was before her marriage Miss Martha Stanton, and was born about sixty-nine years ago in Newton county. For over thirty years she had lived where she died. She is survived by her husband and five sons -- Will, Millard, Dump, Rob and Mat Higginbotham. Two girls died in infancy. Two brothers and two sisters survive her -- Mrs. Hill Cooper, of Newton county, Mrs. Sallie Folds, of Broughton, W. H. Stanton, of Social Circle, and L. S. Stanton, of Montgomery. Another sister, Mrs. John Stanton, died at Newborn a few weeks ago.
The deceased was a member of Harris Springs Primitive Baptist Church, in Newton County, and was a pious, consecrated, good woman, who will be remembered for the good life she lived.
 

 

The Madisonian, 06/06/1919

Rufus S. Higginbotham (1845-1919) GA
Passing Away of A Splendid Citizen
Saturday last at the home of his son, Mr. J. W. Higginbotham, near Centennial church, occurred the death of Mr. Rufus S. Higginbotham. He had been growing feeble for a number of years and was confined to his bed two weeks.
The funeral occurred from Centennial church on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Elder Cook, of social Circle, and interment was in the churchyard beside his wife, who died nearly four years ago.
The deceased was in his seventy-fourth year, and was born in Walton county, moving to Morgan county forty years ago. Early in life he married Miss Martha Stanton, of Newton county. Five sons survive them -- Messrs. J. W., M. H. and R. H. Higginbotham, of Morgan county, R. S. Higginbotham, Jr., of Taliafero county, and M. O. Higginbotham, of Atlanta. Two daughters died in infancy.
The deceased served in the civil war as a private in Gibson's Battery, Army of Tennessee. He was one of the best men and best citizens who ever lived in Morgan county. He has left to his stalwart and manly sons the priceless heritage of a good name.

 

The Madisonian, 03/05/1926

Willie Stanton "Stanley" Higginbotham (1905-1926) GA/FL
DIED IN FLORIDA
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Will Higginbotham sympathize with them in the death Sunday in a Florida hospital of their second son, Stanley, who went to Florida last fall to work at Miami.  he had been in failing health for several months.
The remains were brought to Madison and interred at Centennial church Wednesday afternoon, the services conducted by the pastor, Rev. S. E. Rogers. 
The funeral was largely attended and there were beautiful floral offerings.
The deceased was one of the best boys ever reared in this county, and was thought much of by everyone who knew him.  He would have been twenty-one years of age March 19th.  He was a member of Centennial Baptist church.  He farmed with his father near Madison last year and went to Florida in the fall where he secured a good position at Miami.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a sister, Miss Ludie, and two brothers -- J. R. and Robert Higginbotham, and many other relatives and friends.
The family came with the remains.  Morgan has never had better citizens than Will Higginbotham and his family and their many friends sympathize with them in their bereavement.
W. C. Hemperley was the undertaker in charge.

 

 

The Covington News 02/18/1927
Lula Florence Higginbotham Loyd (1863-1927) GA

Mrs. J. M. Loyd Dies
Mrs. John Milton Loyd, widow of the late J. M. Loyd who died in January, passed on Thursday, Jan. 17th at 3 a. m., and was buried at three p.m., the same day from the Methodist Church, Rev. J. Lee Allgood officiating.
The pall bearers were from the Baraca Class.
Mrs. Loyd was Miss Lula Higginbotham of Morgan county, a woman of sincere Christian character and was greatly beloved by all who knew her.
The mortician in charge was Mr. J. W. Tong of the Harwell Company.

 

 

The Madisonian, 01/02/1941

John William Higginbotham (1868-1941) GA/FL
Former Citizen Passes In Miami
On Monday of last week at his home in Miami occurred the death of Mr. J. W. Higginbotham. He had been in failing health for a long while.
The remains with members of the family reached Madison Wednesday morning, and the body was placed in state at the Hempeley funeral home until afternoon, when it was taken to Centennial church, where Rev. W. T. Booth conducted a simple and appropriate funeral service.
The church choir sang several favorite hymns and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
Pall bearers were Messrs. Troy and Herman Mitchem, J. C., Millard Hill, Raymond and Addison Higginbotham.
Interment was in the churchyard, W. C. Hemperley undertaker in charge.
The deceased was the oldest of several sons of the late Rufus and Martha Stanton Higginbotham, and was 73 years old. He was born near Rutledge, in Walton county.
In 1890 he was married to Miss Beatrice Murray, in Morgan county, who survives him with three children -- Robert and J. R. Higginbotham and Mrs. Ludie Ashurst, all of Miami. Mr. R. H. Higginbotham, of Madison, is a brother.
Two children are dead -- a girl in infancy and Stanton at the age of twenty.
Honorary pall bearers were Messrs. Jac, Jim and Will Jones.
There are a number of nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Centennial Baptist church.
He moved with his family to Miami more than fifteen years ago.
The Madisonian man mourns the death of Will Higginbotham. We became friends some forty years ago, in his early married life, while he lived at the Morrison place.
We liked him for the sterling qualities of his mind and heart. He pursued the even tenor of his way, and his heart was full of the milk of human kindness. He had a high sense of honor and integrity and had the confidence and esteem of all who knew him.
We knew him well and liked him much, and a feeling of sadness comes over us when we realize that he has gone to return no more.

 

The Madisonian, 09/10/1953

Beatrice Mae Murray Higginbotham (1872-1953) GA/FL

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 6, at 2 p.m. for Mrs. J. Will Higginbotham of Miami, Fla., at Centennial church with Rev. Elliot officiating. Burial followed in Centennial cemetery with W. C. Hemperly, funeral director in charge. Pallbearers were her nephews, Addison, Everett & Raymond Higginbotham, Herman, Raymond and Vester Mitcham.
Mrs. Higginbotham was born in Morgan County, October 19, 1872, the daughter of James M. and Theney Ann Shelton Murray. She was married in November 1890 in the Centennial Baptist church of which she was a member for over 50 years. She passed away Sept. 3 at the age of 80, after two years illness with heart trouble.
Mrs. Higginbotham is survived by three children, Mrs. Guy Ashurst, J. R. and Robert, C. H. Higginbotham of Miami, Fla.; one brother, Homer Murray, Madison; and one sister Mrs. Alice Mitcham of Swords. At the time of her death she was a member of the Stanton Memorial Baptist church in Miami, Fla.
One daughter, one son and husband preceded Mrs. Higginbotham in death. She left Morgan county in 1925 for Miami. Her husband died December 22, 1941.
 

 

Beckley (WV) Post-Herald and Register 02/16/1969

Elizabeth Jessie Auld Higginbotham (1866-1969) GA/WV/TN

Mrs. W. B. Higginbotham, 102, Kingston, Tenn., formerly of Ansted, died Saturday morning in the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Heffner, Kingston.

A native of Georgia, she was born Feb. 27, 1866. She was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Rachel Ferguson, Maryville, Tenn., and Mrs. John A. Martindale, Ansted.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial will be held in Kingston.

 

 

The Madisonian, 01/01/1987
James R. Higginbotham (1901-1987) GA/FL
James R. Higginbotham, 86, a native of Morgan County, a pioneer resident of Miami, Florida since 1925, died December 20.
Mr. Higginbotham was born December 11, 1901 and was a veteran of World War II and a member of Miami Primitive Baptist Church.
He is survived by a brother, Robert C. Higginbotham and a sister, Ludie Ashurst, both of Miami, Florida.
Funeral services were held December 23, at 10 a.m. at Miami Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Tim Lewis officiating. Interment was in Flagler Memorial Park.
 

 

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 11/06/1994

Rosalie Wood Higginbotham (1906-1994) LA/GA

Rosalie Wood Higginbotham, 88, of LaGrange, died Saturday at Providence Nursing Home, Thomaston, Ga. The graveside funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Shadowlawn Cemetery, LaGrange, according to Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange. Mrs. Higginbotham was born Sept. 10, 1906, in Arcadia Parish, La., daughter of Marion Otis and Caroline Liles Wood. She retired in 1962 from City-County Hospital, LaGrange. A resident since 1926, she was a member of First Baptist Church, was a former member of the Women's Club and had been prominent in the Girl Scouts. Survivors include two daughters, Ellen Shular of LaGrange and Susan H. Briggs of Newport, R.I.; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

Chicago Daily Herald 11/20/1994

William A. Higinbotham (1910-1994) GA

William A. Higinbotham, a physicist who worked in the first atomic bomb and later advocated nuclear safeguards, died of emphysema Thursday in Gainesville, Ga. He was 84.

Higinbotham joined the Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, N.Y., in 1947, retiring in 1984. Higinbotham was electronics director for the Manhattan District Project in Los Alamos, N.M., where the first atomic bomb was developed during World War II.

 

Athens Daily News 01/07/1997

Reba Mills Higginbotham (1920-1997) GA

Elberton - Reba Mills Higginbotham, 76, of 1639 Anderson Highway died Sunday, Jan. 5, 1997.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late William Rucker and Lois Rice Mills. A homemaker, she was retired from Prestolite Automotive Co. and was a member of Bethel  "E" Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Revs. Rand Freer and Connie Ivester officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorials Park Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Grady C. Higginbotham; three daughters, Joyce Alewine, Greenwood, S.C., Martha Ann Booth, Elberton, and Kathy Smith, Fortsonia community, Elberton; four sons, William Higginbotham, Robert Higginbotham and Grady M. Higginbotham, all of Elberton, and Amos H. Higginbotham, Grandy, N.C.; three sisters, Eunice Hughes, Augusta, and Jewell Madden and Betty Albertson, both of Elberton; two brothers, W.R. Mills, Augusta, and Grady Mills, Anterville, S.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Alan "Pete" Higginbotham, Robert Higginbotham, John Alewine, Stacy Smith, Glenn Higginbotham and Travis Higginbotham.

 

Athens Daily News 01/24/1997

Frances Louella Dooley Higginbotham (1912-1997) GA
Cornelia - Fannie Dooley Higginbotham, 84, of Galloway Street died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1997.
A native of White County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late Jim and Laura Allen Dooley and was the widow of James L. Higginbotham. She was a retired supervisor at Carwood Manufacturing Co. and worked in food services at Clarkesville Elementary School.
She was a member of Habersham Chapter 480 OES and Cornelia First Baptist Church where she was a member of Volunteer Sunday school class and the Susan Anderson WMU Group.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Gary Morris officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Bennett, Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Joe Higginbotham, Cornelia; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.
Flowers are optional; memorials may be made to the church, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, Ga. 30531.

 

Athens Daily News  12/05/1997

Inez Mildred Higginbotham Sheriff (1911-1997) GA

Carnesville - Inez Mildred Higginbotham Sheriff, 86, formerly of Carnesville, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Sheriff was a daughter of the late Leverette and Sarah Vesta Hunter Higginbotham. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Rudene Burnette and Mae Blakely, and three sons, Bobby Sheriff, Dewey Sheriff and Dwight Sheriff. She was a homemaker and a member of Tom's Creek Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ginn Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Creason officiating. Burial will be in Tom's Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Sheriff, Comer; two daughters, Joyce Henderson, Carnesville, and Barbara Neese, Duluth; three sons, Johnny Sheriff, Ellijay, Paul Sheriff, Cumming, and Bruce Sheriff, Lavonia; two sisters, Mable Lane, Maryville, Tenn., and Viola Anthony, Royston; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
The family is at the home of Roger and Barbara Neese, 325 Bow Court, Lavonia.
 

 

Athens Daily News 12/24/1997

Grady Cleveland Higginbotham (1916-1997) GA

Elberton - Grady Cleveland Higginbotham, 81, of 1639 Anderson Highway died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Higginbotham was a son of the late Ace and Carrie Beasley Higginbotham. He was a member of Bethel "E" Baptist Church and was retired from the granite industry.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Rand Freer and Donald Mulkey officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Smith, Fortsonia Community, Elberton, Joyce Alewine, Greenwood, S.C., and Martha Ann Booth, Elberton; four sons, William A. "Bill" Higginbotham, Robert C. "Bob" Higginbotham and Grady M. Higginbotham, all of Elberton, and Amos H. Higginbotham, Grandy, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Alan "Pete" Higginbotham, Robert Higginbotham, John Alewin, Stacy Smith, Glenn Higginbotham and Travis Higginbotham.
The family is at the residence.


 

Athens Daily News 04/14/1998

Clara Fulghum Bridges Higginbotham (1931-1998) GA
Colbert - Clara Bridges Higginbotham, 66, of 149 Peachtree St., died Monday, April 13, 1998.
Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Fulghum and was the widow of James C. Bridges. She was a homemaker and had attended Salvation Army Church.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Lord & Stephens Madison Chapel, Danielsville, with the Rev. Dennis Kesler officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Tittle, Danielsville, and Elaine Payne, Colbert; a sister, Etta Sosbee, Athens; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

 

10/22/1998

Norma Higginbotham Hughes (1921-1998) VA/GA

Gordon, Ga.-Mrs. Norma H. Hughes, 77, of Wright’s Hollow Road community, died Sunday (Oct. 18. 1998) in Gordon Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Nelson County, Va., a daughter of the late George Robert and Elsie I. Patteson Higginbotham. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harry W. Hughes; a sister, Capitola Hughes; and two brothers, Fred and Chester Higginbotham. She was formerly employed by E.I. DuPont and was a member of First Baptist Church of Calhoun. She is survived by a son, George D. “Dickie” Hughes of Calhoun; a daughter, Brenda Black and he husband, Gary, of Calhoun; one brother, Bobby D. Higginbotham and his wife, Genevieve, of Piney River, Va.; and two grandchildren, Heather and Chase Black of Calhoun. A service was conducted Tuesday (Oct. 20, 1998) and burial was in Fain Cemetery. Thomas Funeral Home of Calhoun was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Athens Daily News 11/15/1998

Mary Burgess Higginbotham (1910-1998) GA
Washington - Mary B. Higginbotham, 88, of Oak Grove Road died Friday, Nov. 13,1998.
A native of Wilkes County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late John M. and Mary Carolyn Bentley Burgess and was married to the late Norman Higginbotham. She was a retired school teacher, a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, and helped organize the Metasville Farm Bureau.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Chester Hall and George Hollis officiating.
Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn H. Simpson, North Augusta, S.C., Norma H. Sanders, Winterville, and Lanoy H. Cole, Charlotte, N.C.; a son, William Higginbotham, Washington; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. today at Hopkins Funeral Home.


 

Athens Banner-Herald 12/15/1998
Joe D. Higginbotham (1931-1998) GA
Cornelia
Joe D. Higginbotham, 67, died Monday, Dec. 14, 1998.
A native of Habersham County, Mr. Higginbotham was a son of the late James Lee and Fannie Dooley Higginbotham. He was retired after serving 40 years as an appliance serviceman. He was a graduate of Cornelia High School and the North Georgia Technical Institute. He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of Grant Reeves Post No. 7720, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of Cornelia First Baptist Church.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Cornelia First Baptist Church with the Revs. T. Logan Smith, Phil Smith and Mathilda Scroggs officiating. Burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Caudell Higginbotham; three daughters, Susie Cantrell and Elaine Higginbotham, both of Cornelia, and Lisa Watts, Mount Airy; two sons, Don Higginbotham, Turnerville, and David Higginbotham, Athens; a sister, Barbara H. Bennett, Jacksonville, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today at Whitfield Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 96, Cornelia, GA 30531.

 

Athens Daily News 05/03/1999

Doris Mildred Freeman Higginbotham
Elberton - Doris Mildred Freeman Higginbotham, 81, of 1050 Petersburg Road, died Friday, April 30, 1999.
A native of Elbert County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late Luther Lee Freeman and Buford Missouri Davis Freeman. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Elberton.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Bill Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery, Elberton.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Talmadge Higginbotham, Elberton; a daughter, Ann Higginbotham Looney, Elberton; two sons, Glenn Rodney Higginbotham, Athens, and Carl Lee Higginbotham, Atlanta; a brother, Roy Lee Freeman, Yucca Valley, Calif.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eric Higginbotham, Jason Vincent, Jason McCannon, Joe Freeman, Lee Freeman, and Roy Cornell.
The family will be at the residence of Don and Ann Looney, 1800 Chipshot Lane, Elberton.
Berry Funeral Home, Elberton, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Athens Daily News 07/06/1999

Audrey Higginbotham Stowe (1910-1999) GA

Toccoa - Audrey Higginbotham Stowe, 88, of Anderson Road, died Monday, July 5.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Stowe was the daughter of George W. and Pearl Bailey Higginbotham and was the widow of Charlie Kermit Stowe. She was a member of the Toccoa Creek Baptist Church, a member of the Garden Club, a 4-H leader and a homemaker.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Whitlock Mortuary, with the Rev. Eugene Powe and Mr. Lee Sullens officiating. The body will be placed at the mortuary where the family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mack and Chris Stowe, Douglasville; two sisters, Sara Ertzberger, Hartwell and Doris Hicks, Greenwood, S.C.; also a number of nieces.
Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Odessa (TX) American Online 09/10/1999

Rhonda M. Keys Higginbotham (1962-1999) GA/TX
STANTON-Rhonda Keys Higginbotham, 36, of Midland, a convenience store assistant manager, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, near Sterling City.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Frazier officiating. Arrangements by Gilbreath Funeral Home.
She was born in Atlanta, Ga.
SURVIVORS: Son, Ricky Higginbotham of Midland; daughter, Amber Higginbotham of Midland; mother, Sandra Keys of Midland; brother, Randy Keys of Odessa; sisters, Tori Keys Steen and Staci Keys Baker, both of Odessa; and one granddaughter.
 

 

Athens Daily News 01/20/2000
Mae Bell Higginbotham Caudell (1904-2000) GA

Mae Bell Higginbotham Caudell, 95, of Georgia Highway 17 S. died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Caudell was a daughter of the late William Martin and Sara Glenn Higginbotham and was the widow of L.M. ''Lam'' Caudell. She was preceded in death by a stepson, J.D. Caudell. She was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church, was a homemaker, and was employed by Caudell's Grocery for several years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Clack Stubbs officiating. Burial will be in Toms Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Caudell, Eastanollee, and Carl Caudell, Titusville, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Bessie Kirby, Toccoa, and Blondine Leverett, Lula; four stepsons, Emory Caudell, Fred Caudell, Dwain Caudell and Gene Caudell, all of Toccoa; a sister, Beulah Kirby, Martin; two brothers, Roy Stephenson, Greenwood, S.C., and Chandler Higginbotham, Hampton; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; 20 step-grandchildren; 38 step-great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at their respective residences and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the mortuary.
 

 

The Madison County Journal 03/01/2000
Allene Higginbotham Sanders (1909-2000) GA
Mrs. Allene H. Sanders, 90, of Danielsville, died Thursday, February 24, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Charlie and Susan Fowler Higginbotham.
She was a homemaker and a member of Danielsville United Methodist Church. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph A. Sanders.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 26, in the chapel of Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, with the Rev. Ray Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Danielsville Memorial Gardens. Ricky Higginbotham, Randolph Moore, Kelly Paul, Dwayne Jordan, Michael Jordan, Pete Porterfield, James Patton and Clarence Higginbotham Jr. served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Sanders and Larry Pierce.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Shirley Sanders, Watkinsville, Edward and Faye Sanders, Danielsville, and Bobby and June Sanders, Athens; one sister, Dallis Tebeau, Marietta; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1060 Gaines School Road, Athens, GA 30605.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.


 

Athens Daily News/Banner-Herald 07/16/2000
Lillian Kelley Moon Higginbotham (1921-2000) GA
Elberton
Lillian Kelley Moon Higginbotham, 79, of 2204 Indian Hill Road, died Saturday, July 15, 2000.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late Henry Dilliard and Mayo Westmoreland Kelley, was preceded in death by her stepmother, Elvie Kelley, and was the widow of Joseph Marion Moon and W.W. Higginbotham. She was a homemaker and a member of Falling Creek Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Hicks Funeral Home with the Revs. Jack McVeigh and Steve Forsythe officiating. Burial will be in Falling Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include seven daughters, Mae M. Hill, Vernell M. Rhodes, Roosa M. Huff, Betty Jane M. Huff, Susie M. Dixon and Edna Joyce M. Franklin, all of Elberton, and Violet M. Payton, Carlton; three sisters, Dorothy Belle K. Brown and Carolyn K. Fleeman, both of Bowman, and Pearl K. Roach, Easley, S.C.; a brother, Henry H. Kelley, Elberton; 53 grandchildren; 107 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers. The families are at their respective homes.
 

 

The Brunswick News 09/28/2000
Ethel Merritt Higginbotham (1923-2000) GA
Ethel Merritt Higginbotham, 76, of the Atkinson Community died Tuesday (09/26/2000) at the Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at King Memorial Baptist Church in the Atkinson Community with the Revs. Mike Yawn and John Strickland officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Camden County.
Pallbearers are Kim Carter, Sam Miller, Greg King, Richard Miller, Joe Miller and Tom Miller.
Honorary pallbearers are Charles Chaney, Bo Hendricks, J.C. Proctor, Claude Edgy and Z.H. Tillman.
The family will receive friends Saturday at Chambless Funeral Home in Nahunta. Memorial contributions may be made to King Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Janice Johns of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Edna Mae Cribbs of Miami, Fla.; three brothers, J.W. Merritt of Odum, Fred Merritt of Leuklton, Calif., and E.W. Merritt of Brunswick; a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Higginbotham was a native of Wayne County. She was a retired school bus driver for Brantley County Board of Education and a member of King Memorial Baptist Church.
 

 

Athens Daily News, Monday, Nov. 20, 2000
Carl Talmadge Higginbotham (1916-2000) GA
Elberton
Carl ''Talmadge'' Higginbotham, 84, of Springvalley Health Care Center, died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000.
A native of Elbert County, Mr. Higginbotham was a son of the late Carl Pomeroy and Mae Edwards Higginbotham, and was the widower of Doris Freeman Higginbotham. He was a retired quarry foreman with Harmony Blue, was a World War II army veteran serving in the 163rd Engineer Combat Battalion and was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Calvary Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rob Lohmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann Looney, Elberton; two sons, Glenn Rodney Higginbotham, Athens, and Carl Lee Higginbotham, Atlanta; a sister, Geraldine H. Smith, Elberton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Eric Higginbotham, Jason Vincent, Rhett Calhoun, Jason McCannon, Tommy McGarity and Robert Johnson.
The family is at the home of Ann Looney, 1800 Chipshot Lane, Elberton.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church.
 

 

The Brunswick News 10/31/2000
Juanita Handley Higginbotham (1925-2000) GA/TX
Juanita Handley Higginbotham, 75, of Crosby, Texas, and formerly of Brunswick, died Tuesday.
A funeral service was held 11 a.m. today at the New Hope Cemetery in the Hickox community with the Rev. Randy Wainright officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimers Association.
Surviving locally are a daughter, Judy Baker of Brunswick; a step-daughter, Charlotte Ricks of Brunswick; a sister, Mildred Mixon of Blackshear; and a brother, James Johns of Nahunta.
Mrs. Higginbotham was a native of Glynn County. She graduated from Milby High School in Houston, Texas. She lived in Brunswick from 1946 to 1991 when she moved back to Crosby, Texas, until her death. She was a bookkeeper and a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Chambless Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Athens Daily News, Monday, Nov. 27, 2000

Mary Helen Higginbotham Cooley (1914-2000) GA
Elberton
Mary Helen Higginbotham Cooley, 86, of 1737 Washington Highway died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Cooley was a daughter of the late Jesse and Bertie Mae Shiflet Higginbotham. She was a homemaker, was retired as a nursing home aid and was a member of Forest Hills Assembly of God.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Berry Funeral Home with the Revs. Wade Palmer and Tim Gaines officiating. Burial will be in Cokesbury United Methodist Church cemetery, Hart County.
Survivors include her husband, the Rev. J. Haskell Cooley; a daughter, Mary Ann Drake, Decatur; two sons, Joel Edwin Cooley, Stockbridge, and Newton Byon Cooley, Vista, Calif.; a sister, Doris ''Kate'' Lewis, Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 03/05/2001

Doris Katherine Higginbotham Lewis (1919-2001) GA

Doris Lewis, passed away suddenly after injuries resulting from a fall, March 3, 2001 in Hendersonville, TN. She was a native of Atlanta. She was a member of Druid Hills United Methodist Church and she retired from Georgia Baptist Hospital after 30 years of service. She continued as a volunteer for the hospital until her passing. Surviving are sons, John C. Lewis, William B. Lewis, George Kenneth Lewis; 7 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Monday evening at Spring Hill. Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday March 6, 2001 at the Spring Hill Chapel, interment will be 3:30pm Tuesday at Cokesbury Methodist Church Cemetery, Hartwell, GA. Arrangements made by H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill Chapel 404-876-1022.
 

 

Athens Daily News 03/07/2001
Hythan Margaret Bray Higginbotham (1919-2001) GA
Toccoa  - Hythan Margaret Bray Higginbotham, 82, of Mitchell Street died Tuesday, March 6, 2001.
A nati
ve of Hart County, Mrs. Higginbotham was a daughter of the late John Belton and Pansy Whitworth Bray and was the widow of Tyrus Talmadge Higginbotham. She was a member of Toccoa First Baptist Church, the Joy Sunday School Class and the WMU. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Garden Club and the Woman's Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Whitlock Mortuary with Dr. Henry Fields and the Rev. Joel Bradberry officiating. Burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include a son, Douglas Higginbotham, Eastanollee; a brother, Owen Bray, Cordele; and three grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Joy Sunday School Class.
Memorials may be made to Toccoa First Baptist Church, 601 Tugalo St., Toccoa, GA 30577.
The family will receive friends from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

 

Athens Banner-Herald 05/30/2001

Viola Higginbotham Anthony (1916-2001) GA
Viola Higginbotham Anthony, 84, formerly of Lavonia, died Monday, May 28, 2001.
A native of Stephens County, Mrs. Anthony was a daughter of the late Levertt and Vesta Hunter Higginbotham, and was a widow of Richard Lee Anthony. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Anthony Herring. She was a homemaker and a member of  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Pruitt Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Thompson, Johnny Ashworth and Steven Hamby officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Memorial Gardens-North.
Survivors include two sons, L.T. Anthony, Royston, and Kenneth Don Anthony, Lavonia; a sister, Mable Lane, Maryville, Tenn.; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Greg King, Jeff Floyd, Will Singleton, Dan Freeman, Henry Freeman, and Harold Henderson.
                                     

 

The Brunswick News
Laure Dixon Higginbotham (1912-2001) GA
Laure Dixon Higginbotham, 88, of St. Simons Island died July 1 at Courtney Springs Nursing Home in Merrit Island, Fla.
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Church, Frederica, with the Rev. Curtis Mears officiating. Burial will follow in Christ Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church, Frederica, P.O. Box 1185, St. Simons GA, 31522.
Surviving are three sons, William S. Higginbotham of St. Simons Island, Thomas S. Higginbotham of Hammond, La., and John A. Higginbotham of Litchfield, Ariz.; a sister, Olive Swilley of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A native of Camilla, Mrs. Higginbotham has lived in Glynn County since 1934. She was a seasonal resident of Florida. She was a member of United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women and a member of Christ Church, Frederica.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Anderson Independent-Mail 4/20/2002

Wilda Ariail Higginbotham (1916-2002) GA
COMMERCE, Ga. — Wilda Ariail Higginbotham, 86, of 30 Amber St. died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at BJC Hospital in Commerce.
Born in Franklin County, she was a homemaker, a member of the Bold Spring United Methodist Church and was past secretary of the UMW.
Surviving are daughter, June Blankenship of Commerce; one grandson; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
She was the widow of James D. Higginbotham and the daughter of the late Robert and Ruby Mize Ariail. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Neal and Loise Bramlett.
Services are at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bold Spring United Methodist Church by the Revs. Stephen Horne and Stewart Lang; burial will be in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
The family will be at the home.
Flowers are welcome. The family suggests memorials be made to the Bold Spring United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sybil Franks, 1970 Holbrook Road, Carnesville, Ga. 30521.
 

 

Athens Banner-Herald, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002
Harrison Dwain Higginbotham (1934-2002) GA
Toccoa
Harrison Dwain Higginbotham, 67, of 102 Robin Place, Toccoa, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002.
A native of Stephens County, Mr. Higginbotham was the son of the late Waymon Guynell Higginbotham and the late Mary Whitehead Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham retired from Morgan Concrete Company and was a paint and body worker for many years. He served in the National Guard and was of the Christian faith.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Whitlock Mortuary chapel with the Revs. Jerrell Beatty and Albert Hudson officiating. Burial will be at Roselane Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Milton ''Mitty'' Higginbotham, Toccoa, and Allan Parker Higginbotham, Cleveland; two daughters, Lesia H. Thomas, Carnesville, and Jennifer Lynn H. Denton, Toccoa; two brothers, William Terrell ''Ted'' Higginbotham, Toccoa, and James Milton Higginbotham, Turnerville; four grandchildren.
The body is at the mortuary where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today.
The family will be at the home of Mitty and Teresa Higginbotham, 117 Fern Valley Circle, Toccoa.
Whitlock Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.
 

 

The Brunswick News August 16, 2002
Connie Dale Woods Higginbotham (ca1957-2002) GA
Connie Dale Higginbotham, 45, of Brunswick died Aug. 8 at the local hospital.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Saint Andrews Holiness church with the Revs. Charles Mitchell and Diane Harris officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
The funeral procession will depart from 125 Yorktown Dr.
Surviving are her husband, Charles Higginbotham Sr. of Brunswick; two sons, Torrey Hicks and Charles Higginbotham, both of Brunswick; three daughters, LaShanda Hicks, Sharon Freeman and Charlene Ingram, all of Brunswick; her stepmother, Mary Ruth Woods of Brunswick; two sisters, Helen Roberts and Lydia Miller, both of Brunswick; four brothers, Mark Woods Jr. and Ronnie Woods, both of Jacksonville, and Anthony Woods and Corey Woods, both of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other family.
Collins' Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

The Brunswick News 01/01/2003
Jadine Higginbotham (1931-2002) GA
The funeral for Jadine Higginbotham, 71, of Brunswick will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Edlridge Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Park Cemetery.
Mr. Higginbotham died Monday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Pallbearers will be Levi Willis, William Nash, William Allen, Denny Bennett, James Ball and Wayne Coleman.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Surviving are four children, Linda Willis (Sam), Dean Higginbotham (Terrie), David Higginbotham (Leasia), all of Brunswick, and Janet Smith (Robbie) of Hortense; two sisters, Tempy Waldeck (George) of Summerfield, Fla., and Mildred Harrison (Hilly) of Tucker; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and friends.
Mr. Higginbotham was a native of Wayne County. He had been a resident of Glynn County for most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Edna Marie Higginbotham, who shared with him a love for traveling thousands of miles over the United States and Canada on the back of a motorcycle. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a past member of the Goldwing Club. He retired from Georgia-Pacific with over 30 years of service.

 

The Brunswick News 01/03/2003
Joe Nathan Higginbotham (1925-2002) GA
Joe Nathan "Frog" Higginbotham, 77, of Brunswick died Monday at his residence.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haven-Sheffield United Methodist Church with the Revs. B.G. Roberts and Marcelle Myers officiating. Burial will follow in Sheffield Cemetery, Clay Hole Community, Brunswick.
Pallbearers will be members of the Everett City Hunting Club.
Honorary pallbearers will be the brothers of Haven-Sheffield United Methodist Church and Mount Olive Lodge No. 228.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Collins' Funeral Home.
Surviving are his wife, Mattie Higginbotham of Brunswick; five daughters, Justine Taylor, Rosetta Townsend, Carletha Lee, Lynn Higginbotham and Leah Owens, all of Jacksonville; a son, Joe Higginbotham; a brother, Henry Higginbotham of New York City; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other family.


 

The Brunswick News 12/09/2003
Louise Higginbotham Ferguson Harman (1920-2003) GA

Louise Higginbotham Ferguson Harman, 82, of Brantley County and Inverness, Fla., died Monday at her residence in Nahunta.
Mrs. Harman, a native of Wayne County, had lived in Brunswick for many years and retired from the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center, where she had worked as an administrative clerk. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Nahunta and a past member of the Nahunta Garden Club.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Baptist Church with the Revs. Russ Graham and Michael Gibbs officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in New Hope Cemetery in Hickox.
Pallbearers will be Charles Ricks, David Ricks, Wayne Dykes, Linton Higginbotham, Bill Higginbotham and Elmon Higginbotham.
The family will receive friends starting at 6 p.m. today at Chambless-Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta.
Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Harman of Inverness; four daughters, Patricia F. Harley of Madison, Ala., Marsha F. Singleton and Carol F. Wood, both of Nahunta, and Sharon Ferguson of St. Simons Island; two stepdaughters, Becky Worthington of Crystal River, Fla., and Sandy Mann of Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mrs. Harman was preceded in death by her first husband, G.K. Ferguson.

 

04/07/2004

Elvin Patrick Higginbotham Jr. (1914-2004) GA

Elvin Patrick "Pat" Higginbotham, 93, of Nahunta died Monday, April 5, 2004, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A native of Charlton County, Mr. Higgins was employed by the city of Miami as a firefighter and paramedic for 25 years. He continued to work in the security and first-aid business for a number of years before his final retirement. Mr. Higginbotham was a member of Hickox Baptist Church.
The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Chambless-Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta with Dr. W. Darrell Rentz officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Hickox.
Pallbearers will be Virgil Rowell, Norris Strickland, Alvin Lee, Johnnie Tripp, Gene Burch and Ivey Johns.
The family will receive friends beginning at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, June E. Nofzinger Higginbotham of Albany; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Cooks of Albany; a sister, Belle Cochran of Nahunta; two grandchildren; three great-grandsons; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

 

 

Florida Times-Union 07/25/2004
Everett Earl Higginbotham (1950-2004) FL/GA
Everett Earl Higginbotham passed away Wednesday in Perry, Georgia. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, a member of American Ballroom and Jacksonville Ballroom and also a member of the German American Club. He was retired from the United States Air Force and was an Aircraft Electrician. Survivors include his wife, Cherry Higginbotham, 2 sons, Everett Clay Higginbotham (Debbie) and Fred Blake Higginbotham (Dominique). Also surviving is his mother Doris Holton and his step-mother Shirley Higginbotham. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Michael Higginbotham (Maria),Brad Higginbotham and Gregg Mundt. Also 2 sisters, Brenda Wasserman (Jeff) and Angela Spofford (Nicky). Also surviving is his grandchildren, Nikolas, Blake, Levi, Christian Gray, and expected grand-daughter in November. Funeral Services will be held at 10 AM Monday, July 26th, at the Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 6940 Atlantic Blvd., with Dr. Wayne Stacy officiating. Graveside services will be held Monday at 2PM in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah Georgia with military honors at the graveside. A visitation will be held Sunday between 6PM and 8PM at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Red Nicoli, Burt Pringle, Bill Jenness, Buddy Packham, Vernon Jackson, and Curtis Holmes.


 

The Brunswick News 10/21/2004
Justine V. Higginbotham Taylor (1954-2004) GA/FL
Justine V. Higginbotham Taylor, 49, of Jacksonville, formerly of Brunswick. died Oct. 14 at Shands, Jacksonville.
Ms. Taylor was a 1972 graduate of Glynn Academy.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Haven Sheffield United Methodist Church in the Sterling Community with the Revs. Mabel Waye and Marcelle Myers officiating.
Burial will follow in Clayhole Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Theodore Brunner, Malcolm Brunner, Michael Sheffield, Andrew Curry, Jarrod Reynolds and Jermel Higginbotham.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Cash, Albert Cash, Clarence Spencer and the Glynn Academy Class of 1972.
Ms. Taylor's body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at Collins' Funeral Home.
Survivors include one son, Termaine Taylor of Brunswick; two daughters, Stephanie Taylor of Orlando, Fla., and Kishara Taylor of Jacksonville; her mother, Mattie L. Higginbotham of Brunswick; four sisters, Rosetta Townsend; Carletha Lee, Lynn Higginbotham and Leah Owens, all of Jacksonville; one brother, Joe Higginbotham; five grandsons; one granddaughter; and other relatives.
 

 


The Elberton Star 10/26/2004

Marshall Rhodes Higginbotham(1918-2004) GA
Marshall Rhodes Higginbotham, 85, of Valdosta died Oct. 25, 2004.
A native of Elberton, he was a son of the late E.G. and Lizzie Mae Higginbotham. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was retired as district manager with United Insurance Company of America after 45 years of service in the insurance industry. He was a charter member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, where he served in several positions including head usher. He was a member of the Valdosta Country Club. He was preceded in death by a brother, E.G. Higginbotham Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Frances Janelle Higginbotham of Valdosta; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Walter Schroer of Valdosta, Marsha and Charles Allison of Charlotte, N.C., and Jennifer and Jim Connelly of Valdosta; two brothers, Joe Higginbotham and Stanley Higginbotham, both of Elberton; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Park Avenue United Methodist Church with Dr. Craig Rickard and the Rev. V.L. Daughtery officiating. Burial was in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Carson McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta was in charge of arrangements.

The Valdosta Daily Times 10/26/2004

VALDOSTA -- Marshall Rhodes Higginbotham, 85, of Valdosta, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2004. He was born on Dec. 8, 1918, in Elberton to the late E.G. and Lizzie Mae Higginbotham along with three other brothers, E.G. Higginbotham Jr., who passed away in the battle of Midway during World War II, and Joe and Stanley Higginbotham of Elberton. Marshall was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. He moved to Valdosta in 1949, and retired as district manager with United Insurance Company of America after a 45-year career in the insurance industry. He was a charter member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church where he served in several leadership roles including head usher for many years. He was a member of Valdosta Country Club and an avid golfer. He was a true people person who never met a stranger and blessed everyone he came in contact with. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Janelle Higginbotham of Valdosta; three daughters and their husbands, Diane and Walter Schroer of Valdosta, Marsha and Charles Allison of Charlotte, N.C., and Jennifer and Jim Connelly of Valdosta; grandchildren, Kelly and Bill Kelly of Little Compton, R.I., Laurie and Michael O'Hara of Winston-Salem, N.C., Leslie and Tripp Gandy of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Chip and Carla Schroer of Valdosta, Michael and Laura Walker of Valdosta, Heather and Todd Kreamer of Morehead City, N.C., Chad Walker of Atlanta, Heidi Coggins of Valdosta, Chazz Allison of Las Vegas, Nev., and Megan Connelly of Valdosta; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Park Avenue United Methodist Church with Dr. Craig Rikard and the Rev. V. L. Daughtery officiating. Burial will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive this evening from 6-9 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

 

The Elberton Star 12/22/2004

Mae Geraldine Higginbotham Smith (1918-2004) GA
Geraldine Higginbotham Smith, 86, of 651 Rhodes Drive in Elberton died Dec. 20, 2004, at Elbert Memorial Hospital.
A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late Carl Higginbotham and Mary Edwards Higginbotham. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elberton, the Elks Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Elberton. She was a retired secretary at Elbert Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Hamilton Smith, and two brothers, MonJet and Talmedge Higginbotham.
Survivors include two daughters, Rita Smith Milkey of Florence, Ala., and Judy Wright of Kennesaw; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Mounts officiating. Burial will be in Elmhurst Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10-11:30 a.m. today at Berry Funeral Home just prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be David Wright, John Rigsby, Jamie Paul, Alex Milkey, Wesley Dibson and Wayne Cameau.
The family will be at the home of John Rigsby at 1032 Ruckersville Road in Elberton.
Berry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

The Brunswick News 02/24/2005
Lawrence Elmon Higginbotham Sr. (1931-2005) GA
Lawrence Elmon Higginbotham Sr., age 73, of Brunswick, died February 23, 2005, at the local hospital.
A native of Brantley County, he had made his home in Glynn County for the past 49 years. Mr. Higginbotham was a graduate of Brantley County High School and attended the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. He served with the Georgia Army National Guard for 40 years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. After retiring from the National Guard, he was associated with O'Berry Timber Company and Paulk Timber Company. Mr. Higginbotham was a member of Ocean Masonic Lodge No. 214 F. and A.M. and was a member of Glyndale Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and was a member of the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Irene Higginbotham; a brother, Wendell Higginbotham; a niece, Suzanne Higginbotham; and a son, Larry E. Higginbotham Jr.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Higginbotham of Brunswick; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Nathan Barnett of Brunswick; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Tracy and Adam Burgstiner of Brunswick; a great-grandson, Austin Parke of Brunswick; a nephew and his wife, Mark and Bonnie Higginbotham of Blackshear; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Glyndale Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Creekmore officiating. Inurnment will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Brantley County.
Honorary pallbearers will be Banner Wainright, David Parke, Carl Morgan, Deacons of Glyndale Baptist Church and the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class, Jesse Eason and employees of Paulk Timber Co., Pete O'Berry and employees of O'Berry Timber Co. and members of the Georgia National Guard, 1st Battalion, 230th Field Artillery Service Battery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Glyndale Baptist Church, Transportation Fund, 132 Butler Drive, Brunswick, GA 31523 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
 

 

The Northeast Georgian Friday, July 29, 2005

Barbara Higginbotham Bennett (1933-2005) GA
Graveside services for Barbara Higginbotham Bennett, 72, of Cornelia will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Yonah Memorial Gardens with Randy Caudell and David Higginbotham officiating.
Mrs. Bennett died Wednesday, July 27, 2005, at her home following an extended illness.
Born July 7, 1933, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late James Lee and Frances Louella Dooley Higginbotham. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Higginbotham.
Mrs. Bennett was retired from State Farm Insurance Company as a life underwriter with 18 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her husband, Paul Bennett of Cornelia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. today, July 29.
Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest is in charge of arrangements.


 

The Brunswick News September 08, 2005
Joe Nathan Higginbotham Jr. (1965-2005) GA
Graveside services for Joe "Frog" Higginbotham, 39, of Brunswick will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 10, 2005, at Sheffield Cemetery in Everett, Georgia, with the Rev. Mable Waye officiating.
Mr. Higginbotham was a native of Glynn County. He attended Brunswick High School.
Surviving are his children, Shaletta, Ronisha and Brandon Higginbotham, and their mother, Kim Leggett, all of Brunswick; his daughter, Jonae Higginbotham, and her mother, Devita Irvin, both of Atlanta; his very loving and devoted mother, Maggie Higginbotham of Brunswick; four sisters, Rosetta Townsend, Carletha Lee, Lynn Higginbotham and Leah Owens, all of Jacksonville, Florida; three grandchildren; one uncle; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends; and his godmother, Shirley Blue of Brunswick.
 

 

The Elberton Star 10/21/2005

William Ace Higginbotham (1938-2005) GA

William “Bill” Ace Higginbotham, 67, of 1746 Anderson Highway in Elberton died Oct. 19, 2005, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.

A native of Elbert County, he was a son of the late Grady C. Higginbotham and Reba Mills Higginbotham. He was of the Baptist faith, was retired owner and operator of Bill's Radiator and Repair and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Guest Higginbotham of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Bill Carey of Royston and Gina and Rob Starrett of Elberton; a son and daughter-in-law, Alan “Pete” and Kim Higginbotham of Elberton; three sisters, Joyce Alewine of Greenwood, S.C., Martha Ann Booth of Elberton and Kathy Smith of Elberton; three brothers, Bob Higginbotham of Elberton, Mickey Higginbotham of Elberton and Amos Higginbotham of Grande, N.C.; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday at Elmhurst Cemetery with the Rev. Terry Phillips and the Rev. Calvin Ward officiating.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Starrett, Reid Higginbotham, Morgan Fry, Robert Higginbotham, Stacy Smith and Johnny Alewine.

Berry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

11/03/2005

Mark Alan Higginbotham (1964-2005) GA

Mr. Mark Alan Higginbotham, 41, died suddenly Tuesday (November 1, 2005) at his residence in Blackshear.
He was a native of Americus but had resided most of his life in Waycross. He was a son to the late Marquis Wendell Higginbotham. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne Higginbotham.
He was a member of Faith Temple.
The survivors include his wife, Bonnie Higginbotham of Blackshear; a daughter, Morgan Williams of Blackshear; a son, Tyle Williams of Blackshear; his mother, Eula Jean Higginbotham of Waycross; an aunt, Martha Higginbotham of Brunswick; two uncles, LeRoy Fals (wife Joan) of Pennsylvania and Ernie Fals (wife Mary) of Waycross; and a cousin, Pam Barnett of Brunswick.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday (November 4, 2005) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.



The Dalton Daily Citizen 11/15/2005

Martha Dempsey Higginbotham (1914-2005) GA
Martha Dempsey Higginbotham, 90, of Dalton, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005. She was the daughter of the late Elder and Mrs. J.W. Dempsey Sr., and was preceded in death by her brothers, Ralph Dempsey, Reuben Dempsey, Bunyan “Red” Dempsey, J.H. “Sam” Dempsey, Joseph W. Dempsey Jr., and Robert Dempsey. Martha is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marguerite and Lebron Caylor of Marietta; grandchildren, Meredith and Doug Jackson of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Amy and Warren Caylor of Acworth; great-grandchildren, Spencer and Riley Jackson and Evan and Brady Caylor; nephews and nieces. Services are Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Love Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Camp officiating. Burial will be in Whitfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com. Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, is in charge of arrangements.

 

The Elberton Star 11/20/2005

Leora Hammond Higginbotham (1911-2005) GA
Leora H. Higginbotham died Nov. 18, 2005, at Spring Valley Health Care Center.
A native of Elbert County, she was a daughter of the late James E. Hammond and Ida Elizabeth Jones Hammond. She was a member of the Elberton First Baptist Church and the local Eastern Star chapter. She ran a beauty shop in Elberton for more than 50 years and was a long-time resident of Magnolia Estates. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert S. Higginbotham.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Sunday at Elmhurst Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Fenlon and the Rev. Terry Phillips officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Elberton First Baptist Church, 132 Heard St., Elberton, GA 30635.
Hicks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Gwinnett Daily Post 01/08/2006

Thomas M. Higginbotham (1941-2006) GA
Thomas M. Higginbotham, age 64 of Lawrenceville, died Friday, January 6, 2006. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045, 770-962-3100.
 

 

Athens Banner-Herald on 02/10/2006

Idyrene B. Higginbotham (1915-2006) GA
Higginbotham, Idyrene B., 90, of St. Augustine, FL; 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, interment in Oconee Hill Cemetery. Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, has charge of arrangements.

 

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 2/22/2006
Hazel Ruth Brewer Higginbotham (1927-2006) AL/GA
July 19, 1927- February 20, 2006

COLUMBUS, GA— Ruth Higginbotham, 78, of Columbus, GA died at her residence Monday, February 20, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, February 23, 2006 in the Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel with Reverend Vernon Prather and Reverend Chris Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Parkhill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 5:00 until 7:00PM at the funeral home. Mrs. Higginbotham was born July 19, 1927 in Birmingham, AL daughter of the late Harvey Simeon Brewer and Pearl Abigail Peoples Brewer. She had retired from the State as a bus driver for the Senior Citizens Center. Mrs. Higginbotham was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Her love and interest in life were her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Andrew Y. Higginbotham of Cataula, GA; one daughter, Patricia Huff of Cataula, GA; one sister, Margaret Barnes of Birmingham, AL; seven grandchildren, Rhonda Jones, Brian Huff, Chad Rogers, Melissa Mahama, Michael Skeen, Jay Skeen and Yvette Skeen; eight great-grandchildren, Tara Jones, Rebecca Jones, Jennifer Jones, Zach Norris, Zo Huff, A.J. Skeen, Annabelle Skeen and Dalton Rogers. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Mrs. Higginbotham's memory to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Georgia at 3715 Northside Parkway, Building 400 Northcreek, Suite 300, Atlanta, GA 30327 Please visit www.striffler-hamby.com to sign the on-line guest registry.

 

Athens Banner-Herald on 02/26/2006

David M. Higginbotham (1956-2006) GA

Higginbotham, David M., 49, of Bishop; 3 p.m. at Simmons Funeral Home Chapel, interment in Bostwick City Cemetery; Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, has charge of arrangements.

 

Marietta Daily Journal 04/12/2006

Faye Florence Higginbotham Ale Wine (1932-2006) GA
Acworth resident
Faye Florence Higginbotham Ale Wine, 73, of Acworth died Monday, April 10, 2006.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at SouthCare Funeral Home in Marietta. Burial will be in Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Mrs. Ale Wine was employed in the insurance industry as a field liaison.
Survivors include her husband, Johnie V. Ale Wine; and one daughter, Beverly A. Rider of Kennesaw.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Clayton News Daily 08/12/2006

Catherine Kay Jordan Higginbotham (1928-2006) GA
Catherine Kay Higginbotham, age 77 of Forest Park passed away Thursday, August 10, 2006.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, August 13, 2006 at the chapel with Pastor Dennis Brown officiating. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 2 till 4 and 6 till 8 PM.
She is survived by her husband, James T. Higginbotham; daughter and son in law, Cathy and Dennis Brown; son and daughter in law, James H. and Yvonne Higginbotham; sister, Virginia Mae Clark; brother, Andy Jordan; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Pope Dickson and Son Morrow Chapel 770-961-2700.

 

Index-Journal 08/23/2006

James Daniel Higginbotham (1930-2006) SC/GA

KENNESAW, Ga. — James Daniel “Jim” Higginbotham, 76, of 4150 George Busbee Parkway, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.
Born in Anderson County, S.C., he was a son of the late Alvin C. and Fannie Crocker Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School, Lander College, Greenwood, S.C., and John Marshall Law School, Atlanta. A Navy veteran, he formerly owned and operated B & H Interiors and EEE Interiors in Woodstock. He was a member of VFW and American Legion and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include three sons, James Tamarack, of Savannah, Dr. Bruce W. Higginbotham, of Seattle, and Gary A. Higginbotham, of Alpharetta; two sisters, Bernice H. West of Greenwood ,and Beatrice H. Entrekin, of Easley; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, conducted by the Rev. Furman Entrekin. Burial is in Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, Ga.
Visitation is 1-2 Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge.

 

09/08/2006

Milton Wallace Higginbotham Sr. (1908-2006) GA

May 20, 1908 - September 7, 2006

Milton W. “Slick” Higginbotham, Sr., 98, of Brunswick passed away Thursday, September 07, 2006 at Hospice of the Golden Isles. He had been a resident of Glynn County since 1948 having come from Camden County. He was a retired construction superintendent for Savannah Machine and Foundry. Prior to which he worked for the Seaboard Railroad. He was a charter member of Altama Presbyterian Church and was affectionately known as the “Tootsie-Roll Man” at that church. He was also a member of the Poole Sunday School Class. He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jewel D. Higginbotham of Brunswick; two sons, Milton Wallace Higginbotham, Jr. of Jacksonville Beach, FL and Manson Earl Higginbotham of Cooper City, FL; two daughters, Linda H. Bloodworth of Haddock, Georgia and Sandra Tolin of Summerfield, North Carolina; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Stacye Tolin and Bryan Higginbotham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Altama Presbyterian Church, 4621 Altama Avenue, Brunswick, GA 31520 or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Dr. Albert Cramer officiating in the chapel of the funeral home. Interment will follow in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery in the Garden of Rose Hill.

 

 

The Augusta Chronicle from 11/9/2006

Ellen Higginbotham Boulet (1923-2006) AL/GA
Retired Caregiver AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Ellen Higginbotham Boulet entered into rest Wednesday, November 8, 2006. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Father Frank Martin officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the grave. Pallbearers will be Jackie McClure, Teryn Simmons, Nathan Simmons, Wayne Guilfoyle, Tray Asbell, and Mike Higginbotham. Family members are two daughters, Annette Brooks (Terry) Simmons, Harlem, Ga. and Shirley Brooks (Jackie) McClure, Harlem, Ga.; two brothers, Hick Higginbotham, Tyrone, Ga. and Wayne Higginbotham, Douglasville, Ga.; one sister, Jackie Fell, Gardendale, Ala.; one son-in-law, Tommy Brooks; seven grandchildren, Cindi Brooks (Wyman Brown), Augusta, David Brooks (Elaine), Sparta, N.C., Shawn S. Hall, Augusta, Teryn Simmons (Kelly), Augusta, Nathan Simmons, Brandi McClure, Hunter McClure of Harlem; and eight great-grandchildren, Brett, Courtney, Emily, Ethan, Sara, Grace Ann, Tyler, and Jessica. Mrs. Boulet was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon H. Brooks. Mrs. Boulet was born in Cullman, Ala. and was a retired caregiver at Gracewood State Hospital and School. If so desired, contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospice Program, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30904. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Thomas L. King Funeral home, 124 Davis Rd, Martinez. 706-863-6747 Florist: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 12/8/2006

Doris H. Higginbotham (1913-2006) GA
Doris H. Higginbotham, 93, of East Point died Wednesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday, Benson Funeral Home.

 

Albany Herald 01/22/2007

Ruth Higginbotham Siler (1911-2007) GA

BRUNSWICK — Ruth Higginbotham Siler, 95, of St. Simons Island died January 21, 2007, at Mattie Marshall Center of Magnolia Manor in Americus, GA.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at First United Methodist Church, Brunswick, with burial to follow at Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery. The Reverend James Rush and the Reverend Jennifer Sherling will officiate.
Pallbearers will include M.T. Rape, W.S. Miller, J. David Miller, Ernest M. Cribb, Lyle H. Certain, E. Neil Strickland, and Richard L. Russell. Members of the Together Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
A Glynn County native, Mrs. Siler was preceded in death by her husband, Weimar Clark Siler; parents, Loretta Beasley Higginbotham and Elliot Francis Higginbotham Sr.; brothers, Ballard L. Higginbotham, E.F. Higginbotham Jr. and sister, Mary E. Higginbotham.
Mrs. Siler graduated from Glynn Academy in 1929 and Georgia State College for Women in 1933. She taught high school English and French in Toomsboro, Leah, and Stapleton prior to WWII. After the war, she and her family returned to Glynn County, where she became an active member of First United Methodist for over 60 years. Mrs. Siler was a member of the Julia Sherman Sunday School Class and the Together Class, the Keenagers senior group, and Circle {pound}6 of United Methodist Women. For 25 years, Mrs. Siler was a substitute teacher at Glynn Academy, retiring at age 82.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Siler Simpson and husband, Ron of Albany; step- grandchildren, Sherry C. Simpson of Atlanta, and Jeffrey R. Simpson of Athens; nieces, Lynda H. Rape of Brunswick, Linda M. Langer of East Chatham, N.Y., Paula J. McCracken of Stickney, IL, and Nancy M. Sutton of San Clemente, CA; nephews, William S. Higginbotham of St. Simons Island, Dr. Thomas F. Higginbotham of Hammond, LA, John A. Higginbotham of Phoenix, AZ, and Lawrence N. Morris of Tustin, CA. Numerous great nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive, as well as special caregivers Dorothy Walthour, Brunswick, and Cynthia Miller of St. Simons.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the Parlor of First Methodist.
Flowers will be accepted, while those desiring may make memorials to Hospice of Americus/ Sumter County, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, GA 31709, Mattie Marshall Center, 2001 S. Lee St., Americus, GA, 31709, or First United Methodist Church, 1400 Norwich St., Brunswick, GA 31520.
 

 

02/25/2007

Eula Belle Higginbotham Cochran (1917-2007) GA

Mrs. Eula 'Belle' Higginbotham Cochran, 89, of Nahunta died late Friday evening in the Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross after a brief illness.
The life long Brantley County native was the daughter of Elvin Patrick and Cora Johns Higginbotham.
A member at Southside Baptist Church in Nahunta, she had worked as a supervisor at an undergarment factory in her earlier years, and was a homemaker. Mrs. Cochran was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years.
Her parents, her husband, Robert Lee Cochran, a brother, Pat Higginbotham and a sister, Hazel Phillips, preceded her in death.
Survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry Vinson and Jennie Cochran, of Slidell, Louisiana and a daughter, Jacqueline Lavender, of Dallas, GA, 6-Grandchildren Stephanie (Randy) Treadway, Deb Cochran, Christopher Cochran, Jennifer (Jeff) Wyrick, Cynthia (Ken) Enfinger and Gilda Goss, 9-Great-Grandchildren, Lauren and Kaitlin Treadway, Emerson Vinson Wyrick, William, Rebeka and Douglas Enfinger, Hamilton Goss, Faythe (Spec. Brannen) Murphy and Brandon (April) Goss, 5-Great-Great-Grandchildren, also several Nieces, Nephews and other relatives and a host of friends.
Visitation will be Sunday evening starting at 6:00PM at Chambless-Frye Funeral Home of Nahunta.
Funeral services will be held Monday morning (Feb. 26,2007) at 11:00AM from Southside Baptist Church in Nahunta, with Rev. Michael Gibbs officiating.
Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Hickox.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Goss, Hamilton Goss, Linton Higginbotham, Ronald Lee, Nathan Barnett and Charlie Ricks.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04/05/2007

Lillie Owens Henry Higginbotham (1905-2007) GA
Lillie Owens Henry Higginbotham, age 101, died on April 2, 2007. She was born on December 17, 1905 to Sarah Frances and Wesley Owens. She was a long time and active member of Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Fellowship class and a member of the Young at Heart Group and the Women's Missionary Union. She was former president of the Opti Mrs. Club and the Durand Garden Club. She was also a member of the Sunshine Club. She is survived by her son Lem L. Henry, Jr. and wife Ann, daughter Frances Almand and husband Richard Henry Almand, Jr., four grandchildren, Sally Almand Northcutt, Richard Henry Almand III, Brian D. Henry of Atlanta and Linda Henry Beck of Columbus, Georgia. She is also survived by five great grandchildren, Lollie Henry, Isoline Northcutt, T.J. Northcutt, Bradley Almand and Kathryn Almand. There will be a private graveside service. Donations may be made to Haygood Memorial United Methodist Church. Arrangements by H. M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring Street Atlanta (404) 876-1022.

 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/04/2007

George Baxter Higginbotham Sr. (1940-2007) GA

George Baxter Higginbotham, Sr. died May 2, 2007. He was born May 2, 1940 at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents H.C. Higginbotham and Marjorie Chafin Higginbotham. He grew up in Atlanta where he attended school at Fowler Street and O'Keefe High School As a young man he worked in sales. He was a top salesman for Western Auto in the early 1960's. The family is appreciative and grateful to Jackie Holmes and everyone at NurseCare of Buckhead for the wonderful care and attention he received during his last years and also the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter for friendship and love. He is survived by a sister, Sherry H. Pacella, brothers, Ron Higginbotham and Clinton Higginbotham, all of Atlanta, children, George Baxter, Jr., Lisa Joy Watkins of Stockbridge, and Sherry Eaves of Destin, and several grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 3 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta. Wages & Sons, Stone Mountain, 770-469-9811.

 

Savannah Morning News 05/2007

Georgia Wainright Higginbotham Murphy (1911-2007) GA
Brunswick - Mrs. Georgia Wainright Higginbotham Murphy, 96, died Tuesday. Survivors: daughter, Lynda Rape; sister, Margarette L. Johnson and other relatives. Funeral: 2 p.m., Friday in the Chapel of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home. Interment: Palmetto Cemetery. Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 06/19/2007

Lucille Avo Higginbotham Langley (1921-2007) AL/GA

Lucille Avo Higginbotham Langley of Palmetto, passed away June 17, 2007. She was born September 18, 1921 in Anderson, Alabama and was the daughter of Mattie Mae McGraw and Charlie Tillman Higginbotham. After graduating from high school. Lucille moved to Atlanta and worked for Continental Insurance. In addition to being a homemaker, Lucille ran her own income tax service in Hapeville, Georgia for many years. Mrs. Langley was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years. Rev. Renard W. Langley and is survived by her children, Glenda Gamblin and her husband Ralph of Palmetto; Nonnie Christopher and her husband Joe of Newnan; Boyd Langley and his wife Andrea of Buford; Marie Carswell and her husband Carew of Decatur; Kevin Langley and his wife Kim of Norcross; 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 2 o'clock at the Chapel of Parrott Funeral Home. Rev. Ralph Bobo and Rev. Al Busby will be officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make donations to Southwest Christian Care, 7225 Lester Road, Union City, Georgia 30291. Those wishing may send an online condolence at www.parrottfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 2:00 until 4:00 and 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, 770-964-4800.



Rockdale Citizen 06/21/2007

Mary Catherine Norton Higginbotham (1931-2007) GA
Mary Catherine Higginbotham passed away on June 19, 2007 at Rockdale Medical Center. She was 75 years young. She was the daughter of the late Tobe and Evie Norton Sr., and lived in Rockdale County all of her life. She is survived by her husband C. Lee Higginbotham, son Kenneth Michael Higginbotham; daughter Debra Ellerbee; daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Kenneth Richardson; grandsons Joe, Tyler, and Hunter; great-grandchildren Alexa, Halie, and Caleb; brothers Tom, Gene, and Dood; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 22, 2007 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev. James Hall officiating. Interment will be in Green Meadow Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The family will always love her. Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements, 770-786-7111.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 070/3/2007.
Willie Valena Higginbotham Adams (1915-2007) GA
Mrs. Willena Higginbotham Adams, passed away July 2, 2007 at the age of 92. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 11 AM from the Horis A. Ward Tara Chapel. Interment, Forest Hills Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Adams is preceded in death by her husband Martin Pearce Adams, parents, Larry B. and Florie Goss Higginbotham, nephew, Norman Higginbotham, and son-in-law, Billy Shedd. She is survived by daughter, Shirley Shedd Gordon (John) of Fayetteville, sister, Betty Jo Adams (Horace), Elberton, GA; brother, Bruce Higginbotham (Lois), Greenwood, SC; grandson, David Shedd (Jill), granddaughter, Denise Shedd Carroll (Derek), five great-grandchildren, Gregory and Geoffrey Shedd, Benjamin, Adam, and Amy Carroll, many nieces, and nephews. Mrs. Adams was a lifelong member of Friendship United Methodist Church of Fayetteville. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 3, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Horis A. Ward Tara Chapel, Jonesboro, 770-471-7171 in charge of arrangements.

 

Albany Herald 07/05/2007

Helen Higginbotham Burt (1924-2007) GA
Helen Higginbotham Burt, a longtime resident of Albany, died at her home on Tuesday, July 3, 2007.
Mrs. Burt was born in Commerce, GA. She moved to Athens at an early age, graduated from Athens High School and the University of Georgia. She married Walter Burt, Jr. and moved to Albany in 1946. They had 51 wonderful years together.
Mrs. Burt is a member of Porterfield United Methodist Church and attended the Alpha Sunday School Class. She had been a longtime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher and Chapter Chairman of the Altar Guild.
She was very active in the community serving as President of the Hospital League, which became the Junior League of Albany, was Town Chairman of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia, and President of the Town and Country Garden Club. She was an avid bridge player. Mrs. Burt was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Burt, Jr.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy Burt Campbell, and her husband Edgar Campbell; a son, Walter H. Burt, III, and his wife Nancy Burt; five grandchildren, Burt Allen Sorrells, Lauren Gray Chandler, and her husband H. J. Chandler, Callie Harbin Burt, Kathleen Anne Burt, and Molly Holton Burt; a dear friend, Dr. Grey Rawls; a sister, Mrs. Sydney Patrick, Lakeland, FL; a brother in law, Hilliard Pace Burt.
Mrs. Burt was an inspiration to all who knew her for her courage, her faith, her love of friends, and her fighting spirit.
She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
There will be a private family graveside service at Riverside Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Porterfield United Methodist Church at Twelve noon on Friday with the Reverend Nathan Godley and the Reverend Nancy Scarbrough officiating.
The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern Thursday, July 5 from 4:30 PM until 6 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Porterfield United Methodist Church, 2200 Dawson Rd., Albany, GA 31707, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 212 N. Jefferson St., Albany, GA 31701, or the Albany Community Hospice, P.O. Box 1828, Albany, GA 31702.
 

 

The Macon Telegraph 08/01/2007

Julia Lynn Higginbotham Evans (1948-2007) WV/FL/GA
HAWKINSVILLE - Julia Lynn Higginbotham Evans entered into rest July 30, 2007 at Medical Center of Central Georgia. -Julia was born July 17, 1948 in South Charleston, West Virginia, daughter of Belva Rae Cunningham and Richard Hargrove Higginbotham. She graduated from Lakeland Senior High School in Lakeland, Fla. in 1966, Western Carolina University in 1971 and received her Masters in Education from Georgia Southern University in 1976 and her Educational Specialist Degree in 1979 from Georgia Southern University. -She was an English teacher and school psychologist for 35 years. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Beta Sigma Phi. Julia was also an active member of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists and served as membership chairman. She taught the Joy Adult Sunday School at Hawkinsville First United Methodist Church for many years and participated in the Anna Rachel UMW Circle. Julia also was very active in the Pulaski County Little theater, serving as director for several productions. -She was survived by her husband, Elliott Leary Evans, Sr. of 32 years and her two children, Margaret Rae Evans of Washington and Elliott (Brandy) Leary Evans, Jr. of Hawkinsville; two grandchildren, Madison Jade Dye and William Richard Evans; sisters, Janet Kay (Jim) Reynolds of Leesburg, Va., Rachel Ann (John) Baxter of Pensacola, FL; brothers, Richard Hargrove Higginbotham and Shawn Allen (Robyn) Higginbotham, both of Houston, TX; and several nieces and nephews. -Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 11A.M. at Hawkinsville First United Methodist Church in Hawkinsville with interment following at 4P.M. at Westover Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Visitation will be at Clark Funeral Home in Hawkinsville, Ga. on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. -In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, William Richard Evans Medical Fund in Hawkinsville at 401 Merritt Street, Hawkinsville, Ga. 31036. -Clark Funeral Home, Inc., Hawkinsville is in charge of arrangements.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10/05/2007
Alex Monroe Higginbotham (1938-2007) GA
Funeral services for Alex Monroe Higginbotham of Stone Mountain will be held Saturday October 6, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from Victory Worship Center, 4190 Cedar Ridge Trail, Stone Mountain, Pastor Tony Roberts officiating. Interment, Mt. Harmony Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the church at 12 noon. He is survived by wife Vivian Higginbotham; children; brother and a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will assemble at 4340 Bexley Dr., Stone Mountain at 12 noon. Hines Home of Funerals Inc., 404-792-2400.
 

 

Athens Banner-Herald 10/12/2007
Douglas M. Higginbotham (1938-2007) GA
Eastanollee - Douglas Higginbotham, 69, of Eastanollee, died October 9, 2007. Services will be 11:00am, Saturday, October 13, 2007 at Grace Baptist Church. Interment will be at Stephens Memorial Gardens. Survivors include: wife, Jane Higginbotham; sons, Douglas Higginbotham, Jr., Tyrus Higginbotham, and Robert Higginbotham. Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, has charge of arrangements.
 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 10/23/2007
Ruth Bettis Higginbotham (1927-2007) GA
Ruth Bettis Higginbotham, age 79, of Dallas, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2007. She was born in Pickens County, GA, on December 18, 1927. Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Minnie Bettis; and brothers, Robert, John and Frank Bettis. She was a member of East Point Avenue Methodist Church and also attended Bethany Presbyterian in Covington. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David Higginbotham and wife Deborah of Locust Grove and Kenneth Higginbotham and wife Christi of Dallas; brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn Bettis and wife Dolores of Blue Ridge and Clyde Bettis and wife Patricia of Palmetto; sisters and brothers-in-law, Violet Cowan of Covington, Louise Cowan and husband Bernie of Covington, Evelyn Williams and husband Bob of Newnan, Mildred Moncrief and husband Billy of McDonough, Ethel Stephens of Rutledge and Joy Hawkins of Covington; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2007, at 2:00 pm, Clark Funeral Home, with Brother Tony Cowan and Brother Troy Bettis officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until the service time. Clark Funeral Home, Hiram, GA, is in charge of the arrangements.
 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11/03/2007
Heather Skillings Higginbotham (ca1970-2007) GA
HEATHER HIGGINBOTHAM, 37, of Marietta died Friday. The body will be cremated. Memorial service plans will be announced; Cremation Society of the South, Marietta.
 

 

The Gadsden Times 01/15/2008

Doris Jennings Higginbotham (1935-2008) GA
Doris Jennings Higginbotham, 72, of Rome, Ga., formerly of Cherokee County, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence Higginbotham Jr.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Melvyn Salter officiating. Burial in Pleasant Valley No. 2 Cemetery.
 

 

01/20/2008

Margaret N. Kammerdiener Higginbotham (1941-2008) PA/GA
Waycross, GA
Mrs. Margaret N. Kammerdiener Higginbotham, 66, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2008, at the Satilla Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.
Born in Pennsylvania, she had lived in Brantley County for many years before moving to Waycross two years ago. She was a housekeeper with Satilla Regional Medical Center and was of the Catholic faith. Mrs. Higginbotham loved to crochet and make bibs for the nursing home. She also enjoyed making Christmas gifts for the nursing home. Mrs. Higginbotham loved her family and her dogs and also enjoyed reading and playing board games with her husband. She was a daughter of the late Clinton Jay & Laura Larue Holowell Kammerdiener.
Survivors are her husband, Michael R. D. Higginbotham of Waycross; two sisters and a brother-n-law, Evelyn L. & John Davis of Savannah and Deborah Rhodes of Waycross; a brother, James L. Kammerdiener of Oil City, PA; a niece, Cindy; a nephew, Paul M. Rhodes of Waycross and several other relatives.
The family will have a memorial service for Mrs. Higginbotham at a later time.
Memorialization is by cremation. The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P. O. Box 78960,Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

The Reidsville Review 02/26/2008

Rose Allen Higginbotham Matthews (1918-2008) VA/NC/GA
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Rose Higginbotham Matthews, 89, of Smoky Springs Retirement Residence of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 23.
A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Higginbotham of Tazewell, Va., Mrs. Matthews is preceded in death by her husband, William R. Matthews of Eden, N.C.; daughter, Mrs. Ann M. Purdy of Gainesville; and granddaughter, Miss Kari Black also of Gainesville.
A former teacher, Mrs. Matthews received her education at Longwood University in Virginia and was a former member of the Junior Service League, Thursday Study Club, and the D.A.R.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Rosalind and Frank Black of Gainesville; granddaughter and husband, Rosanne and John Alex Mason of Colorado Springs, Co.; great-granddaughter, Ruth Mason, also of Colorado Springs, Co.; grandson and wife, Scott and Katie Black of Columbus, Ga.
A private graveside service will be held at Alta Vista cemetery with Rev. Parrish Myers of Pine Crest Baptist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Pine Crest Baptist Church building fund, 2520 Mountain View Road, Gainesville, Ga. 30504.
Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville, Ga. in charge of arrangements.

 

The Marietta Journal 03/10/2008

Cora Higginbotham Huddleston (1944-2008) GA

Mrs. Cora Higginbotham Huddleston, age 63, of Austell died Saturday, March 8, 2008. Cora was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Alice Huddleston of Marietta, Brother, Burnice Higginbotham of Union City and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, 11 am at the Davis-Struempf Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Humphries and Rev. Bill Rorie Officiating. Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 4-8 pm at the Davis-Struempf Funeral Home, Austell. Express condolences at mdjonline.com

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/04/2008

Patsy Higginbotham Smith (1953-2008) GA

PATSY HIGGINBOTHAM SMITH, 54, of Social Circle died Wednesday. Funeral, 3 p.m. Monday, Meadows Funeral Home.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 06/19/2008

Gladys Phipps Higginbotham (1911-2008) GA

Gladys Phipps Higginbotham, age 96, died June 18, 2008. She was born in Redan, Georgia on November 24, 1911. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Robert Higginbotham. Her ancestors were charter members of Redan United Methodist Church, of which she was a dedicated and active member for many years. A lifelong resident of DeKalb County, Gladys was a homemaker and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She especially enjoyed entertaining and cooking for her family and friends. She is survived by her three daughters - JoAnn McWaters and husband, Donald; Sandra McConnell and husband, Mason; Joyce Berger and husband, John; grandchildren - Andrea Weatherford and husband, Tony; David and Robert McConnell; Jake and Blair Berger; great grandchildren - Anthony and Andrew Weatherford; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held on Friday June 20, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Stone Mountain Chapel. Rev. Owen Skinner officiating. Interment to follow at Redan Cemetery. The family will receive friends on June 19, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main Street, Stone Mountain, GA, (770) 469-9811.

 

Anderson Independent-Mail 12/14/2008

Marvin Wayne Higginbotham (1938-2008) GA

ELBERTON, GA -Mr. Marvin Wayne "Coot" Higginbotham, age 70, of Elberton, died December 13, 2008. Mr. Higginbotham was born in Elbert County to Lovic Pierce Higginbotham and Sara Alma Moon Higginbotham. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Elberton for 23 years. He began working in the granite industry as a stone cutter and in 1986 became owner/operator of Moon Rock Granite Quarry and later Very Best Blue Granite Quarry. He retired from the Army Reserve National Guard after 21 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandson, Garrett Wade Segars. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Charlotte Higginbotham of Elberton; daughters, Marvine (husband, Ricky) Brown of Elberton, Vickie Laine Peppers of New Fane, NY, Angela (husband, Buck) Segars of Elberton, Kristal (husband, Dan) Schroeder of Panama City, FL, Kathie (husband, Bryan) Segars of Elberton; grandchildren, Jim Ed Brown, Amanda Brown, Josh Brown, Courtney Dewberry, Corbin Dewberry, Caitlin Peppers, Eric Segars, Anna Katherine Jaudon, Keelei Segars, Tyler Segars, Braydon Segars; great-grandchildren, Brock Brown, Haley Brown, Jacob Brown, Brittany Brown, Cadence Carlton, Garrett Segars, Reese Segars; mother, Sara Alma Moon Thomas of Thompson, GA. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 15 at 3:00 PM in Hicks Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Woods, Rev. Peter Yuh, and Rev. Bill Mounts officiating. The family will receive friends Monday afternoon 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. Those desiring may make contributions to First Presbyterian Church P. O. Box 185 Elberton, GA 30635. Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Marvin Wayne "Coot" Higginbotham.

 

The Elberton Star 01/02/2009

Milford Howard Higginbotham (1933-2009) GA

Milford Howard Higginbotham, 75, of 1183 Longstreet Road in Elberton died Jan. 1, 2009. A native of Elbert County, he was a son of Willie Jewette Mauldin Higginbotham and the late Rufus Howard Higginbotham. He was a member of Elberton Pentecostal Holiness Church and the NRA. He was retired as a self-employed mausoleum erector. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by a son, Milford Edmund Higginbotham. Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Eric Higginbotham of Elberton; a sister, Bernice Wood of Elberton; a brother, Raymond Higginbotham of Elberton; three step-children; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home. Burial was in the Bethlehem United Methodist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Gafford, Kennon Wood, Brian Higginbotham, Johnny Herndon, Adam Higginbotham and Eddy Higginbotham. Berry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 01/25/2009

Myrtle Higginbotham Hollingsworth (1906-2009) GA

Myrtle Higginbotham Hollingsworth, age 103, of Stone Mountain, passed away on January 23, 2009. She was a great mother, mother-in-law, and took great interest in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a wonderful cook; loved to shop; loved horses and never missed watching the Kentucky Derby. She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church and the Eastern Star Grace Chapter 551. She retired after 32 years of service as a secretary with the Georgia State Highway Department. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Gwen & Randolph Daley, Snellville, Jackie & Bud Harden, Lilburn, 5 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 27, 2009 in the Eternal Hills Chapel with Pastor David Cook officiating. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to Embracing Hospice, 3180 Presidential Dr., Suite G, Atlanta, GA 30340. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, 6 to 8 pm at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.

 

Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail 03/05/2009

Mary Jim Higginbotham (1942-2009) SC

Miss Mary Jim Higginbotham, age 66, of 67 Hart Terrace, Hartwell, GA, died March 4, 2009 at Hart County Hospital. Born December 9, 1942 in Stephens County, GA, she is the daughter of Allene Marett Higginbotham of Hartwell, GA and the late James Byron "Jim" Higginbotham. She was a graduate from University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. She was formerly employed by Davidson Department Store and Retired as a Real Estate Agent. She is survived by her mother and several aunts. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Nancy Hart Memorial Park. The family is at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

 

Florida Union-Times 04/04/2009

Dennis Lee Higginbotham (1933-2009) GA

Dennis Lee Higginbotham, 75, of Folkston, passed away April 1, 2009. He was a native and life long resident of Charlton County. His parents were the late Lewis Ancil and Rosa Lee Popham Higginbotham. He retired from the Charlton County School System Maintenance Department and was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Germany from 1953-1955. Denny was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman. He was preceded in death by a sister: Betty Willene Murrah of Live Oak, FL. He is survived by his daughter: Heidi Higginbotham, of Folkston, GA; and two sisters: Dora Nell Brown of Waycross, GA and Cheryl (L.E.) H. Stokes, of Folkston, GA. The family will receive friends Sunday, April 5 at Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 6 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church of Folkston with Rev. Gene McCullough officiating. Burial will follow in Burnt Fort Chapel Cemetery off of Bailey Mill Road in Burnt Fort, Georgia. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.shepardfh.com . Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

 

 

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 04/08/2009

Andrew Young Higginbotham (1925-2009) AL/GA

CATAULA, GA — Andrew "Drew" Y. Higginbotham, 83, of Cataula died Monday, April 6, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Cataula with Rev. Chris Davis and Rev. Vernon Prather officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Columbus.  Interment to follow in Parkhill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 5 pm until 7 pm on Wednesday, April 8, at the funeral home. Mr. Higginbotham was born June 25, 1925 to the late Rodolphus and Sara Higginbotham in Jefferson County, AL.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and Masonic #144 Midland Lodge.  Mr. Higginbotham served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy.  After 36 years with Southern Natural Gas he retired as the Compressor Station Superintendent and 12 years with Callaway Gardens. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hazel "Ruth" Higginbotham; a daughter, Kathy Skeen; seven siblings; and a son-in-law: William Huff. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by a daughter: Patricia Huff of Cataula, GA; a brother: Burnie A. Higinbotham, Sr. of Mt. Olive, AL; a sister: Helen Ervin of Tupelo, MS; 5 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild; and multiple nieces and nephews. Those so desiring may contribute to Columbus Hospice House, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909.

 

The Telegraph 05/03/2009

Van B. Higginbotham (1935-2009) MS/GA

WARNER ROBINS-Van Higginbotham, 74, entered into rest on Friday, May 1, 2009. Mr. Higginbotham was born on February 2, 1935 in Tutwiler, Mississippi. With pride and honor he served his country in the United States Air Force retiring as a civil servant. He was a member of Cagles Crossroad Baptist Church in Clarksdale, Mississippi. His parents, William Lloyd Higginbotham and Helen Higginbotham, preceded him in death. Van was a "proud" member of International City Golf Club and has been associated with every golf club in the area. He was an avid sportsman, a member of the Tyrian Lodge #3 and was also a dedicated Mason. His memory will forever be treasured by his loving wife Edwena Williams Higginbotham, Warner Robins; son Paul L. Higginbotham (Diana), Byron; three grandchildren, Amy M. Higginbotham, Jo Lynn Walters, and Samantha Elizabeth Higginbotham; three step grandchildren, Stephanie Perdue, Shannon Edwards, Scott Carlson; special son, Bobby James Brantley; great grandchild, Chandler Ray and two step brothers, Edward Manasco, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Junior Manasco, Dothan, Alabama. Visitation will be Monday, May 4, 2009, from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at McCullough Funeral Home with Funeral Services immediately following in the chapel. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 1011 Corder Road, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088 or to a Junior Golf league of choice. McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution 07/26/2009

Adam Kenneth Higginbotham (1982-2009) GA

July 26, 1982 - July 24, 2009

Adam Kenneth Higginbotham, age 26, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2009. He was born in Atlanta, on July 26, 1982. Adam was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and he worked for Lockheed. Survivors include his father, Ken & Christi Higginbotham of Dallas; mother, Tammy Higginbotham of Tennessee; brothers, Aaron Higginbotham of Dallas and Bill Doerr of Dallas; sisters, Lori Doerr of Dallas and Jennifer Doerr of Hemp Hill, TX; nieces & nephews, Jaiden Doerr, A’Lia Davenport, Sydney Murphy, Makenna Murphy and William Baker; uncle, David & Lynda Higginbotham of Fayetteville; cousins, Tommy Adams of Hiram and Dustin & Rachel Higginbotham of McDonough; assorted aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be Monday, July 27, 2009, at 3:00 pm, from Clark Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in Peaceful Meadows Memorial Cemetery, with Chris Dorough, Sean Roberts, Tommy Adams, Dustin Higginbotham, Aaron Higginbotham, and Bill Doerr serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 1:00 pm until the service time. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Anderson (SC) Independent-Mail 10/21/2009

Allene Marett Higginbotham (1920-2009) GA

November 27th, 1920 - October 19th, 2009

Mrs. Allene Marett Higginbotham, 88, of 67 Hart Terrace, Hartwell, died Monday, October 19, 2009 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson SC. Born on November 27, 1920 in Hart Co. GA, she was the daughter of the late William Inman Marett and Myrt Icie Welborn Marett. She was a graduate of Hartwell High School, Class of 1938 and Monroe A & M in Monroe GA. She was a retired cloth inspector from Newton Mills and a member of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include her sisters, Martha Jo M. Carlton of Canon and Clara M. Young-Lance of Marion NC; several nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her husband, James Byron “Jim” Higginbotham; daughter Mary Jim Higginbotham and a brother, Hugh Dallas Marett. Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Nancy Hart Memorial Park with Rev. Chris Wagoner officiating. The family is at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the Rainey Hospice House, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson SC, 29621.

 

Athens Banner-Herald 01/11/2010

Willie Jewette Maudlin Higginbotham (ca1912-2010) GA

Elberton - Jewette Higginbotham, 98, of 410 East Church St. Apt. B., Elberton, wife of the late Rufus Howard Higginbotham died Sunday January 10, 2010 at the Elbert Memorial Hospital. Born in Elbert County, GA., she was a daughter of the late John William and Matte Wansley Mauldin. She was a member of the Light House Church and retired from Emory University Hospital. Survivors include her daughter, Bernice Wood, of Elberton. Son; Willie Raymond Higginbotham, of Elberton. Sisters; Frances Dixon, Jean Herndon both of Elberton. 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday January 12, at the Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM before services at Berry Funeral Home. The family will be at the home, 410 East Church St. Apt. B. Pallbearers will be; Kennon Wood, Eric Higginbotham, Brian Higginbotham, Wayne Gafford, Eddie Higginbotham, Adam Higginbotham, David Gafford, Chris Reagin, Johnny Herndon, Michael Herndon. Berry Funeral Home in charge of the funeral arrangements for Jewette Higginbotham.

 

The Macon Telegraph 01/15/2010

Tommy Benjamin Higingbotham (1946-2010) AL/GA/CA

LASELVA BEACH, CA-Tommy Benjamin Higingbotham, 63, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 in McRae, Georgia. Funeral services will be held 2P.M. Sunday, January 17th at the chapel of the Lowe's Funeral Home. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Eastman, Georgia. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 16th at the funeral home. Mr. Higingbotham, born on April 17, 1946, had lived in Eastman and Montgomery, AL before moving to California. He was the son of the late Curtis B. and Nancy Lou Batts Higingbotham. He had retired from the United States Postal Service after 40 years in Macon, GA and Montgomery, AL. Survivors include his wife Lori Anne Brenchley Higingbotham of LaSelva Beach, CA; children, Aaron Turner of Aptos, CA, Kayson Taylor Turner of LaSelva Beach, CA; two grandchildren, Jacob Higingbotham and Matthew Turner; one brother, Johnny (Ann) Higingbotham of McRae; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three children, Stanley Paul Higingbotham, Stephanie Lee Higingbotham, Jason Matthew Turner; one brother, Charles Ira Higingbotham. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Serenity Hospice, 304 W. First Street, Vidalia, GA 30474. Lowe's Funeral Home of Helena, Georgia has charge of the arrangements.

 

01/25/2010

James Harold Higginbotham Jr. (1953-2010) GA

Mr. James Harold Higginbotham, Jr., 56, died Wednesday afternoon (January 24, 2010) at Pierce County Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was a native of Waycross, where he has lived most of his life. He was formerly employed by Altima Transport and Scott Trailers, but he has been disabled for several years. He also served in the United States Army. He is the son of the late James Harold Higginbotham, Sr. and Rosa Lee Howell Higginbotham. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Chambless of Eagle Lake, FL, and Jamie Charles (husband Robert) of Auburndale, FL; one son, Justin Higginbotham (wife Cally) of Carribelle, FL; three grandchildren, Mason Chambless, Jaylin Charles and Brett James Charles; one brother, Johnny Higginbotham of Blackshear; one sister, Virginia Mishoe of Nahunta; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday (January 27, 2010) at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Waters Cemetery in Pierce County. The family will receive friends 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 02/22/2010

David Ronald  Higginbotham (1938-2010) GA

David Ronald Higginbotham, age 72, of Lawrenceville, Ga. died February 21, 2010, as a result of complications from Polycythemia Vera. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Lee Higginbotham, his grandson, Abraham Wilson Higginbotham; his parents, Harvey and Marjorie Higginbotham, and brother, Baxter Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was a member of Snellville United Methodist Church, Southern Wings Bird Club, and the Model A Club, and earlier was a Boy Scout Leader. He graduated from O'Keefe High School in Atlanta and was a graduate of Georgia State University and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed by First National Bank of Atlanta, Barnett Banks, and retired from Emory University in 1999. He is survived by wife, Bobbie R. Higginbotham; daughter, Mickey Gramig and husband Joseph; son, David E. Higginbotham and wife Emily; granddaughters, August and Josie Gramig; grandson, Thomas Higginbotham; sister, Sherry Pacella and husband Jerry; brother, Clinton Higginbotham; and other family members. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at Snellville United Methodist Church with Dr. Richard Hunter officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Red Cross in Atlanta or Snellville United Methodist Church. Interment will be held at a later date at Brightwater Cemetery in Butler, Alabama. Arrangements by Wages & Sons, Stone Mountain Chapel 770/469-9811.

 

Athens Banner-Herald 02/27/2010

Thomas Mell Higginbotham Jr. (1938-2010) GA

Statham - Thomas M. Higginbotham Jr., 72, of Statham, died Friday, February 26, 2010. A native of Oconee Co., Ga., he was the son of the late Thomas Mell Higginbotham and Elizabeth Moore Higginbotham. He served in the armed forces from 1956-1959 while stationed in Germany. He retired from a career in residential building and development. He had a great love for his grandchildren, a passion for rabbit hunting and raising beagles. He was a member of Hebron Christian Church where he served as a deacon and later as an elder. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Emily Dean Higginbotham; son, Chris Higginbotham of Statham; daughter, Melody Higginbotham of Athens; grandchildren, Heather, Caitlin and Wade Higginbotham; brother, Gene Higginbotham of Athens and sister, Elna H. Thompson of Campton; along with many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Sunday, February 28, 2010, at Smith Memory Chapel with the Rev. Gordon Griffin and Rev. Danny Shoemaker officiating. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian City Home for Children, memorial for Thomas Higginbotham, 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City, GA 30291-2338; or a charity of your choice. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Florida Times-Union 03/05/2010

Donald Edward Higginbotham (1947-2010) FL/GA

Donald Edward Higginbotham, 62, passed away in a tragic accident on Sunday, February 28, 2010. A native of Jacksonville, FL, he made GA home for the past 20 years. He was a Veteran serving combat duty in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam conflict and was decorated for bravery with the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and more. He was a long time employee of Gerdau- Ameristeel in Baldwin, FL. He was a hard-working, dedicated son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved spending time with family and fishing. There was nothing he would not do to lend a helping hand for anyone. He was adored by everyone who knew him. He was always full of life and knew how to solve every problem. Donald is survived by his wife of 39 years, Marsha Durant Higginbotham; children, Donald Robert Higginbotham and Hollie Higginbotham Parrott, and step-daughter, Christina Costa; grandchildren, Isaac Dean Higginbotham, Hunter Higginbotham, Danielle Parrott and step-grandchildren Carla Morgan and Antonio Delgado, all of Georgia; mother and father, Norma and Alvin Higginbotham, brother, Glenn Higginbotham, sister Beatrice Brown, and additional extended family of Florida. A Celebration of His Life will be held Sunday, March 7, 2010, 2 P.M., at the American Legion Post 316, 1127 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233-2516 (904) 249-0202. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to either his daughter, Hollie H. Parrott, 5095 Lampadoshia Rd.; Waverly, GA 31565 or to his wife at their farm at 158 Web Falls Ln., Nicholls, GA 31554.

 

Anderson Independent-Mail 03/28/2010

Stanley Leon Higginbotham (1917-2010) GA

ELBERTON - Stanley Leon Higginbotham, Sr., 92, of 421 Elm Street, Elberton, widower of Martha Jacks "Jackie" Higginbotham, died on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at his residence. Born on April 6, 1917 in Elbert County, he was a son of the late Edgar Glenn "E.G', Sr. and Lizzie Mae Rhodes Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was involved in the trucking and granite industries and a member of the Eliam United Methodist Church. Stanley was a WWII Veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre and a 65 year member of the Elberton Philomathea Masonic Lodge # 25. He was also a lifelong member of the Yaarab Shriners. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Martha Jacks "Jackie" Higginbotham, who passed away on December 1, 2009; and brothers, E.G. Higginbotham, Jr., and Marshall Higginbotham. Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Gwen and Carroll Childs and Libby Higginbotham Love, all of Elberton; sons and daughter-in-law, S. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of Littleton, CO., and Keith and Mandy Higginbotham, of Athens; grandchildren, Kevin Childs, Katie Childs Brown, Janson Teasley, Cory Grimes, and Lyle Higginbotham; great-grandchildren, Allie Brown and Emma Hernandez; and brother, Joe Higginbotham. Several other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 29, 2010 at 4PM in Forest Hills Memorial Park with Reverend Wes Privett officiating. The family is at the home, 421 Elm Street, and will receive friends from 2-3:45 Monday just prior to the service at Hicks Funeral Home. Pallbearers will include, Kevin Childs, Janson Teasley, Cory Grimes, Carroll Childs, Lyle Higginbotham, and Terry Stowers. Flowers are optional, and memorials may be made in Mr. Higginbotham's memory to Eliam United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hicksfuneral.com. Hicks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Stanley Leon Higginbotham.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/25/2010

James Tillman Higginbotham (1920-2010) GA

Mr. James Higginbotham, age 89, of Forest Park, passed away, May 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Forest Park. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Cathy Ann and Dennis L. Brown of Max Meadows, Va.; son and daughter-in-law James H. and Yvonne Higginbotham of Forsyth, Ga., five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11 AM at College Park Cemetery. Dr. Reed Crumbliss will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 25, 2010 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., 770-210-2700.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 08/13/2010

Marianne Chupp Higginbotham (1952-2010) GA

Marianne (Ann) Higginbotham, age 57, of Lilburn, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. A native of Atlanta, Ann was a Distribution Supervisor with the Atlanta Journal Constitution for 15 years. She is survived by her husband, Tom Higginbotham of Lilburn; daughters and son-in-law, Brittany & Nick Leach of Suwanee and Daviana Reed of Locust Grove; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, David & Janice Chupp of Snellville; sister, Gloria Nunnelly of Atlanta; brother-in-law, Herbert Vogt of Roanoke, VA. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

Athens Banner-Herald 11/20/2010

Anita Caudell Higginbotham (1934-2010) GA

Anita Caudell Higginbotham, age 76, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010. Mrs. Higginbotham was born on August 6, 1934, in Banks County, to the late Hershel and Margie Mealor Caudell. She was preceded in death by her husband Joe Higginbotham. Mrs. Higginbotham was a member at First Baptist Church of Cornelia, having served as a nursery worker in her church for a number of years. She was a retired employee of Community Bank and Trust with 25 years of service. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Randy Cantrell, Cornelia, GA, Elaine and Joe Kenyon, Cornelia, GA, and Lisa and Pete Watts, Clarkesville, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Nancy Higginbotham, Turnerville, GA and David and Karen Higginbotham, Watkinsville, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Rhonda Caudell, Toccoa, GA; 7 grandchildren, Amber Higginbotham, Amanda Cantrell Mitchell, Ashley Kenyon, Haley Watts, Cari Watts, Caitlyn Higginbotham, and Joseph Higginbotham; and 1 great-grandchild Adalyn Grace Mitchell. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, GA with Rev. Gary Morris officiating. Interment will follow in the Yonah Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, GA. Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, Georgia. (706) 778-1700.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 11/27/2010

Betty Kilgore Higginbotham (1925-2010) GA

Betty Higginbotham, 84, of Monroe died on November 24, 2010. She was born in Monroe to the late Marion Kilgore and the late Inez Grizzle Higginbotham. She was preceded in death by her husband: the late Ben A. Higginbotham. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law: Susan and Malcom Evans of Taylor, SC; son and daughter-in-law: Benny and Ann Higginbotham of Monroe; sister: Ruth Zielinski of Macon; grandchildren: Ben and Debbie Evans of Anderson, IN, Jon Evans of Greenville, SC; great grandchildren: Lincoln Evans and Mariana Evans; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 26th at chapel of Meadows Funeral Home with the Rev. George Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Social Circle City Cemetery.

 

The Telegraph 12/09/2010

Johnathan Michael Higginbotham (1976-2010) TX/GA

WARNER ROBINS - Johnathan Michael Higginbotham, 34, passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 11A.M. Thursday in the chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Minister Gene Stillwell will officiate. Mr. Higginbotham was a lifelong resident of Houston and employed at Frito-Lay. Survivors include his daughter Brianna Higginbotham of Warner Robins; Mother, Hazel Higginbotham of Warner Robins; Sister, Michele Higginbotham of Beaumont, TX. The family will greet friends following the memorial service. Heritage Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

Florida Times-Union 01/07/2011

Edith Wall Higginbotham (1916-2011) GA

Edith Wall Higginbotham, 94, of Woodbine, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011. She was born July 25, 1916 in Sylvester, GA, had been a resident of Camden County, GA, since 1945, was a Homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Woodbine, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Condrey C. Higginbotham, Sr., and a daughter, Jan Higginbotham. Survivors include a son, C.C. Hank Higginbotham, Jr. (Clara) of Woodbine, GA; two daughters, Beverly Chadwick (Jeff) of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Dayle Melvin of Jacksonville, FL; 11 grandchildren, Jamie (Karen), Laurie (Josh), Corey (Amber), C.C. III, Jody, Robbie (Elizabeth), Jonathan, Shelly, Melissa (Chris), Leigh and Ross. Special niece, Nell Waldron and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held from the graveside at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys, GA, Friday, January 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Chip Strickland officiating. The family requests the Memorial Contributions in Memory of Mrs. Higginbotham be made to the Camden County Humane Society or Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA. Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 03/04/2011

Violet Ernestine Higginbotham Freeman (1929-2011) GA

Services in Loving Memory of Mrs. Violet Higginbotham Freeman will be Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 120 Greene Street, Fairburn, GA 30213, The Reverend Robert Stanley, pastor, officiating, with remains placed in state at 9:30 a.m. Interment, Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. The family will receive friends tonight, Friday, March 4, 2011 in Elizabeth's Chapel, Dawson Mortuary, 7-8:00 p.m. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Marc W. Freeman, Sr. (Siray); granddaughter, Porscha Johnson Freeman; grandsons, Marcus Dede and Marc Simar Freeman and a host of other relatives and friends. Alfonso Dawson Mortuary, Inc. 404-691-3810.

 

Athens Banner-Herald 03/14/2011

Sara Higginbotham Ertzberger (1920-2011) GA

May 17th, 1920 - March 13th, 2011

Mrs. Sara Higginbotham Ertzberger, 90, of Bowersville Hwy, Bowersville, died Sunday, March 13 at Hartwell Health Care Center. Born on May 17, 1920 in Martin, GA, she was the daughter of the late George Higginbotham and Pearl Bailey Higginbotham. She was a retired seamstress for Hartwell Mfg. Co., member of the Cross Roads Baptist Church, former member of the Molly Williams WMU group and Sunshine Club and former Sunday School teacher. She was a member of Nancy Hart Order #398 of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her son, George Ertzberger and his wife Jan of Lavonia; two grandchildren, Jim Ertzberger and Georgia Chatham; three great-grandchildren, Harley Floyd, Jason Floyd and Blake Floyd also survive. Mrs. Ertzberger was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jake Ertzberger; two sisters, Audrey Stowe and Doris Hicks; five brothers, Arnold Higginbotham, Jim Higginbotham, Joe Higginbotham, Talmadge Higginbotham and Royce Higginbotham. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Coleman and Rev. Connie Mack Bowers officiating. Burial will be in the Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, where the family will receive friends until the funeral hour. The family is at the home of the granddaughter, Georgia Chatham, 43 Locust St, Hartwell. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3636 Lavonia Hwy, Hartwell, GA 30643.

 

Rockdale Citizen 05/14/2011

Joseph Cabell Lee Higginbotham (1920-2011) VA/GA

Mr. Joseph Cabell Lee Higginbotham, age 90 of Conyers, GA, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Norton Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was born on October 5, 1920 in Montvale, VA. He was the son of Raymond Clyde Higginbotham and Katie Lee Wright Higginbotham. He proudly served with the United States Army Air Force 326th Aircrew, 104th Infantry and the 414th Division (Timberwolf) from 1942 - 1946. He left the service with the rank of Corporal, which he became in 1943. After working 37 years with Southern Railway in Atlanta, he worked at Winn Dixie on Sigman Road for 16 years. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his son, Kenny Mike Higginbotham, Conyers, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Debra Ellerbee, Conyers, GA, Vickie and Kenneth Richardson, Social Circle, GA; grandchildren, Joe and Codie Richardson, Social Circle, GA, Tyler Higginbotham, Tuscaloosa, AL, Hunter Ellerbee, Conyers, GA; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Halie, Caleb Richardson, Social Circle, GA; sister, Virginia Daniel, Mableton, GA; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel with Rev. Mark George officiating; interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 3 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012.

 

Anderson Independent-Mail 07/22/2011

Lesia Joy Higginbotham Thomas (1959-2011)

Mrs. Lesia Joy Higginbotham Thomas, age 51, of Carnesville, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at her home. Born November 14, 1959 in Stephens County, she was a daughter of Joyce Sullen English and the late Harrison Dwain Higginbotham. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church and was a hairdresser. Family members include her mother, Joyce Sullens English; her husband, Larry Thomas; son, Logan Thomas; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gomer and Frances Thomas; brother and sister-in-law, Mitty and Teresa Higginbotham; sister and brother-in-law, Lynne and Phillip Brady; brother, Allan Higginbotham; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Billy and Brenda Hallford and David and Sandra Marchman; nieces, Autumn Higginbotham, Mattie Higginbotham and Amy Higginbotham Crunkleton; a friend, Rebecca Thomas. Funeral services were held at four o’clock Friday from the Chapel of Whitlock Mortuary with the Rev. Tommy Childress, Mr. Mitty Higginbotham and Miss Autumn Higginbotham officiating.  Burial followed in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully ask that donations by made to the family to help with the funeral expenses. The family will be at the home of Larry Thomas in Carnesville and Joyce English in Toccoa.

 

Atlanta Journal Constitution 08/17/2011

Virginia Pettice Higginbotham Daniell (1923-2011) VA/GA

Virginia Pettice Higginbotham Daniell, age 88, of Mableton, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Born on July 12, 1923 in Montvale, Virginia to Katie and Raymond Higginbotham, she retired from Southern Railway in 1980 after 38 years of service. A member of the First Baptist Church of Mableton, Virginia enjoyed Braves baseball and crocheting.

Preceded in death by her husband, of 50 years, Frank G. Daniell, and her brother, Lee Higginbotham; survivors include daughter, Becky and husband Jim Calvert, grandchildren: Jeffrey Calvert, Jennifer and husband David Curry, great grandchildren: Woods and Chase Curry.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:30 pm today with funeral services at 10 am Thursday at White Columns Funeral Chapel in Mableton with Rev. Steven Byrd officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Harmony Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Mableton.

The family expresses gratitude for her care to: Ann, Betty, Jane, Lois, Pat, Dr. Wayne Templeton and Cobb Wellstar Hospice.

 

 

09/02/2013

Jon Davis Higginbotham (1934-2013) GA

Jon Davis Higginbotham, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), 76, of Blairsville, GA, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2011. Mr. Higginbotham graduated from UGA in 1956. Upon graduation he entered the United States Air Force and retired in 1980 after 24-years of a distinguished and decorated career. He started another career with NISH (National Industry for the Severely Handicapped) in 1982 as the Southeastern Regional Director. In this position he was instrumental in the creation of career opportunities for our disabled citizens. After 17 years with NISH, he retired and continued to promote his mission for these individuals. Through out his life, Jon was an advocate for our veterans. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife of 54 years, Camille R Higginbotham, children Joni & Ken Hinton of Kennesaw, GA, Russ & Jean Higginbotham of Bonaire, GA, Beth & Goodwin Bryan of Watkinsville, GA and 7 grandchildren. Also brother Clarence & Yvonne Higginbotham Jr of Bogart, GA and sister Gwen & Randy Moore of Lavonia, GA. and sister in law, Wanda Phillips of Young Harris, GA. Funeral service is 5:00pm Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Mountain View Funeral Home Chapel, Blairsville, GA with visitation from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the funeral home. Internment is 2:00pm Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in Jon's name to Wounded Warrior Program or Hope House of Blairsville GA. Charity information is available from Mountain View Funeral Home 706-745-3456. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 09/19/2011

Juanita Crawford Higginbotham (1927-2011) GA

Juanita C. Higginbotham, age 84 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011. Juanita was an awesome wife who loved to camp, enjoyed painting, playing tennis and playing cards with her bridge club. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Sam Higginbotham of Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Teresa Higginbotham of Cumming, Bill and Becky Higginbotham of Cumming; sister, Sandra Hagerty; brother, John Crawford; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a number of other relatives also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 21st at 2:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Deckard officiating. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home one hour prior to service. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Florida Times-Union 11/29/2011

Patricia Yvonne Steedley Higginbotham (1953-2011) GA

Patricia Yvonne Steedley Higginbotham, 58 of Homeland passed away November 27, 2011 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was born January 4, 1953 to William R. Buddy and Willie Pearl Eunice Steedley in Folkston, Georgia. She was employed as the Director of Medical Records at Charlton Memorial Hospital. A lifelong resident of Charlton County, she was a member of the First Assembly of God, Folkston. Survivors include her Children: Dr. Catrena P. Lisse (John); Stanley Wildes (Carrie); Ransel Wildes (Pam); Sisters: Sue Soles (Billy), Denise Minnick (Craig); one brother: Randall Steedley(Pam); Her mother Willie Pearl Steedley; Five Grandchildren: John Dorsey Lisse, Hamp Wildes, Cody Wildes, Brent Wildes and Cheyenne Wildes; Five Nieces: Sherri Lewis, Ashley Hartman, Jennifer Minnick, Jessica Minnick and Miranda Steedley.; Two Nephews: Bill Lee and Andy Lee and several other relatives. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 30 at Shepard Funeral Home beginning at 6 PM. Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Assembly of God with Bishop Eric McClellan and Rev. Tommy Sikes officiating. Burial will follow in Pineview cemetery. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at www.shepardfh.com. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia.

 

 

03/16/2012

Bill Hickenbottom (1934-2012) GA

October 16, 1934 - March 14, 2012

Bill Hickenbottom, age 77, of Dallas, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The son of the late, Velda Philip Hickenbottom and the late, Reva Leota Hickenbottom, he was born October 16, 1934, in Broken Bow, Nebraska. Mr. Hickenbottom was a U. S. Marine veteran of the Korean War and a member of American Legion Post #111. He was retired from Atlanta Provision Company as a shipping clerk. Mr. Hickenbottom enjoyed woodworking, gardening, telling stories and he loved his dogs. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Doris L. Hickenbottom; children, Valarie Hickenbottom of Dallas, GA, Barney & June Hickenbottom of Dallas, GA, Celeste Vickery & Glenn Potter of Acworth, GA and Mike Hickenbottom of Dallas, GA; brother & sister-in-law, Larry & Jo Hickenbottom of Broken Bow, NE; grandchildren, Matthew Vickery, Paul Vickery, Stephanie Cagle, Randy Hickenbottom, and Kathleen Hickenbottom; great-grandchildren, Nicole Vickery, Brayden Vickery, Addelyn Hickenbottom, Schyler Runyun and Frances Runyun; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be Saturday, March 17, 2012, at 3:00 PM, from Clark Funeral Home, with Reverend Joe Condra officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 1:00 PM until the service time. Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Carter Funeral Home 04/02/2012

Howard Ronald Higginbotham (1941-2012) GA

03/24/1941 - 04/02/2012

 

 

04/08/2012

Frankie Waden Poore (1933-2012) SC/GA

Frankie Poore Higginbotham, 79, of 1698 Flatwoods Road, Elberton, wife of Joseph C. Higginbotham, Sr., passed away Saturday evening, April 7, 2012, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Higginbotham was born in Greenwood, South Carolina, March 20, 1933, to the late Frank and Pauline Childs Poore. She was a homemaker and a member of Eliam United Methodist Church. Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Joseph C. Higginbotham, Sr. of the home; three children, Judy H. Albertson, Bobbie H. and Ron Fortson, and Joseph C. "Joe" Higginbotham, Jr., all of Elberton; siblings, Grace Opal Boozer of Ninety Six, South Carolina, Dixie and LaVern Fernandez of North Augusta, South Carolina, Jean P. Greenway of Greenwood, SC, and Eddie C. Poore of North Augusta, South Carolina; sister-in-law, Crystal Poore of Greenwood, South Carolina; grandchildren, Jason Albertson, Scott and Joann Albertson, Angie and Brandon Dye, Bridgette Beckham, Casey Higginbotham, Carter Higginbotham, Greyson Higginbotham, and Shannon Higginbotham, who was raised in the home; four great-grandchildren; nephew, E.G. Higginbotham, III; great-niece, Beth Higginbotham Seymour; and several other nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Don Albertson; and brother, Jack Poore. Graveside services celebrating her life will be held at 2PM Monday, April 9, in Forest Hills Memorial Park with the Rev. J. Wesley Privett officiating. Music will be provided by Marty and Rose Walker. Jason Albertson, Scott Albertson, Casey Higginbotham, Shannon Higginbotham, Brandon Dye, Frank Poore, and Austin Albertson will service as pallbearers. The Higginbotham family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-1:45PM Monday, just prior to the service. The family respectfully requests flowers be omitted, and expressions of sympathy may be donations in her honor to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.berryfh.com. Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton, is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Frankie Poore Higginbotham.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04/23/2012

Kay Elizabeth Higginbotham Ayers

Kay Elizabeth Higginbotham Ayers, 63, of Conyers died Friday. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Hartwell. Metro Embalming & Crematory.

 

 

Savannah Morning News 07/24/2012

Irvin S. Higginbotham (1939-2012) GA

BAXLEY - Irvin Buddy Higginbotham, Sr., 73, died Saturday. Survivors: wife, Judie P. Higginbotham; sons, I.S. Bubba, Brian L., M. Dean, Al Campbell; sister, Judy M. Rewis, and other relatives. Visitation: 12 Noon Wednesday until funeral hour. Funeral: 2 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment: Deen Cemetery, with Military-Masonic Rites. Swain Funeral Home, Inc. Baxley, GA.

 

 

gainesvilletimes.com 11/17/2012

Alice Louise Higginbotham Adams (1928-2012) GA

Alice Louise Higginbotham Adams, age 84, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at The Oaks at Limestone Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Pierce Ashmore will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and 6–9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Adams was born March 15, 1928, in Monroe, Ga., to the late Claude Howard Higginbotham and Minnie Lee Morton Higginbotham. She was retired from New Holland Textile Mill and attended New Holland Congregational Holiness Church. Alice was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John Mauldin Adams Jr. Mrs. Adams is survived by her daughter, Gerene Adams Cole of Gainesville and daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Steve Carter of Flowery Branch. grandson and wife, Scott and Kristy Nix, granddaughter and husband, Lisa and Jason Baker, grandson, Jason Dick, great-granddaughters, Jessica Baker, Rachel Baker, Ashleigh Allison, Kaleigh Allison and Kim Nix, great-grandsons, Andrew Nix, Jake Nix and Bo Nix, great-great-granddaughter, Braelyn Taylor, special sister-in-law, Katherine Adams, sister-in-law, Vera Adams, nephews and their wives, Gary and Nancy Adams and Gene and Brenda Adams, niece, Donna Alexander and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Albany Herald 12/19/2012

Eula Mickie Higginbotham Thomas Stickler (1930-2012) GA

June 19, 1930 - September 16, 2012

ALBANY -- Mickie H. Thomas Stickler of Leesburg, GA. died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Phoebe North Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Don Adams will officiate. The family will have a private interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. A native of Jesup, GA., Mrs. Stickler had resided in the Albany, GA. and Leesburg, GA. area for the past sixty three years. She was retired from the Lee County Health Department, a member of Ladies of Nasah, an emeritus member of the Order of Eastern Star, Crepe Myrtle Chapter # 163, Loyal Order of Moose, Phoebe Putney's Golden Key Club and First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Andrew Stickler, father, Eugene Hilton Higginbotham, mother, Rubie Betty Wainwright Mobley and her step-mother, Vivian Higginbotham. Survivors include her daughter, Darlene (Dollie) Patalivo and husband Patrick, Brunswick, GA., step-son, Charles Stickler and wife Cindy, Coco Beach, FL., sister, Peggy Thompson and her husband Bernie, Albany, GA., grandson, Rob Blaylock, Douglasville, GA., step-granddaughter, Christy Stickler, Coco Beach, FL., great-grandchild, Tristan Malcolm, Douglasville, GA., and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday (September 18, 2012) from 2:00 p.m. until the funeral hour at Mathews Funeral Home. Those desiring may make memorials to First United Methodist Church, 307 Flint Ave., Albany, GA, 31701.

 

 

The Telegraph 01/03/2013

Gladys Faye Smith Higginbotham (1924-2013) GA

July 10, 1924 - January 1, 2013

Warner Robins, GA- Faye Higginbotham, 88, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 1, 2013. Mrs. Higginbotham was born on July 10, 1924 in Hogansville, Georgia to the late Warner Hill Smith and Cludie Gable Smith. A faithful servant of the Lord, she was a longtime member of Green Acres Baptist Church where she attended the Ruth Sunday School class and was active with the Senior Saints. Faye loved her church and enjoyed being a homemaker for her loving family. In addition to her parents, her husband, Ralph Higginbotham, and eight brothers and sisters, all preceded her in death. Her memory will forever be treasured by her loving children, Robert Higginbotham (Brenda), Bonaire; Benjamin Higginbotham (Teresa), Covington; Susan Tennille, Jennifer Lowe (Andrew), all of Warner Robins; Marilyn Basto (Ruben) Decatur; sister, Martha Dupree, Marietta; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday evening, January 3, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Green Acres Baptist Church with interment following in Magnolia Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests that donations be made to Green Acres Baptist Church Building Fund, 901 Elberta Road, Warner Robins, Georgia 31093.

 

 

03/06/2013

Claudette Jean Higginbotham Helms (1934-2013) GA

April 17, 1934 - March 5, 2013

Claudette Jean Helms, age 78, of Roswell, GA, passed away March 5th, 2013. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years Roger Helms, daughter Vicki Riggs, daughter Dana Pendley her husband Phillip, son Scot Helms, daughter Paige Slappey her husband Scott and the beloved grandmother of Loni, Kurt, Matt, Scott, Sam, Lauren and great-grandmother of Kamden. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2013, 11:00 a.m., at Cross of Life Lutheran Church, 1000 Hembree Road, Roswell, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cross of Life Lutheran Church. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation & Funeral Society in Alpharetta, GA (678) 735-5500.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/04/2013

Phillip Edward Higginbotham (1954-2013) GA

July 14, 1954 - April 29, 2013

Phillip Edward Higginbotham, 58, passed away April 29, 2013. He is survived by his son Phillip “Adam” (Channa) Higginbotham of Fayetteville; daughter Kelsey Higginbotham of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Brooke Anderson of Fayetteville and Branson Higginbotham of Fayetteville; parents Hick and Estell Higginbotham of Tyrone; brothers Mike (Sylvia) Higginbotham of Fayetteville, Byron (Becky) Higginbotham of Brooks, Roger (Jan) Higginbotham of Hudson, FL; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, May 3, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville. Rev. Greg Nash will officiate. A graveside service will follow on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM CST at New Prospect Cemetery, 5805 County Road 38, Cullman, AL 35055. Rev. Wayne Chappell will officiate. Those desiring may make donations to the American Kidney Foundation, 72 Edgewood Ave., N.E., Atlanta, GA 30303. Carl J. Mowell & Son, Fayetteville.

 

 

Athens Banner-Herald 05/16/2013

Clarence Marvin Higginbotham Jr. (1924-2013) GA

Clarence M. Higginbotham, Jr., 89, died May 14, 2013. A native of Franklin County, he was a son of the late Naomi Davis and Clarence M. Higginbotham, Sr. Mr. Higginbotham lived in the Athens area for the last eight years and was an active member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church. Mr. Higginbotham was employed for many years as a Civil Engineer with Griffin Pipe Products in both Milledgeville and New Jersey. He was a founding partner of Higginbotham and James Land Surveyors (Now dba/Hayes and James) in Gwinnett County. He also served as the first County Engineer for Gwinnett County. Mr. Higginbotham was a proud veteran of the United States Army with service during World War II in the European Theatre. For his distinguished service, he received eight medals including the Purple Heart. He was an active member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 92/Oconee County, a Shriner, Mason, Knights Templar and a former member of the Lions Club. After retirement, he worked for AARP as a tax volunteer. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the chapel of Lord and Stephens, WEST with Rev. Richard Moeller officiating. Entombment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, GA with Rev. Tom Elliot officiating. Survivors include his wife of thirty-nine years, Yvonne Wellborn Higginbotham; three children, Claire H. (Jim) Smith, Demorest, GA, Gayle H. Carr of Lawrenceville, GA, Dina (Terrance) Herrington-Chant of Philadelphia, PA; sister-in-law, Camille (deceased brother, Jon) Higginbotham of Blairsville, GA; sister, Gwendolyn Higginbotham (Randy) Moore of Lavonia, GA; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 AM until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 100 Janice Drive, Athens, GA 30606 or Disabled American Veterans Chapter 92, PO Box 7878, Athens, GA 30604. Lord and Stephens, WEST, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

07/05/2013

Carl Edward Higginbottom (1957-2013) FL/GA

April 14, 1957 - June 27, 2013

Carl Edward Higginbottom, 56, formerly of Bainbridge, passed away June 27, 2013, at the home of his parents, in Hiram, Ga. Carl was born April 14, 1957, in Quincy, Fla. A private memorial service will be held for the family. Carl is survived by his parents, Foy E. “Bud” Higginbottom and Nell Glover Higginbottom of Hiram, formerly of Bainbridge and Lake Seminole, Ga.; brothers, Steve Higginbottom and his wife Elise of Powder Springs, Ga., and Grant Higginbottom and his wife Carolina of Tallahassee, Fla.; sister, Sandi Martin and her husband Allen of Powder Springs; nephew, Stephen Deuble of El Paso, Texas, and niece, Babs Higginbottom of Cheyene, Wyoming, children of Steve and Elise; and nephew Matt Martin and niece Molly Martin of Powder Springs, children of Sandi and Allen. Arrangements are by Georgia Funeral Care & Cremation Services.

 

 

Cherokee County Herald 07/31/2013

Beverly Jan Higginbotham (ca1953-2013) GA

Mrs. Beverly Jan Higginbotham, 60 of Attalla passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Collinsville Funeral Home-Sharpe Chapel with Rev. Herman Edge officiating. Burial followed in Union Cemetery. Collinsville Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Higginbotham is survived by her husband, Donnie Sherrell, children, Jason (Kelly Bartko) Higginbotham, Cary (Crystal) Higginbotham, Danielle (Tony) Key, seven grandchildren, mother, Louise Ennis, sisters, Carla Stokes, Belinda Abernathy, Katrina Ennis, father of children, Kenneth Higginbotham and uncles and aunts.

 

 

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 10/30/2013

Jean Halliday Higginbotham (1931-2013) TN/GA

Jean Halliday Higginbotham, 86, of Lumpkin, GA, died on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Gentiva Hospice in Columbus, GA.  Jean was born August 20, 1931 in Nashville, TN to the late William Halliday and Claudia Kelly Halliday.   After her marriage, Jean worked for the University of Alabama School System as a secretary.  When her family moved back to Lumpkin, she worked at Bedingfield Inn and Westville. Jean is preceded in death by both of her parents and her husband, Billy Edward Higginbotham.    Survivors include her son, William “Bill” (Jayme Loudermilk) Higginbotham; and  two sisters, Claudia Maxwell of Birmingham, AL and Pat Davis of Montgomery, AL.  She has many nieces and nephews. The Halliday family is remembered for its long history of citizenship in Stewart County GA beginning in the 1840’s.   A Visitation Service with the family will be held on Tuesday evening, October 29, 2013, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, at Baldwin Funeral Home in Richland, GA.  A Chapel Service is to be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 2:00 PM, at Baldwin Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Eastside Lumpkin Cemetery, in Lumpkin, GA.

 

Charleston (WV) Gazette 11/23/2013

Cynthia Zee Higginbotham Leaman (1950-2013) WV/GA

Mrs. Cynthia Leaman, 63, of Winston, Georgia, died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at her residence. Ms. Leaman was born in Charleston, W.Va., on March 12, 1950, the daughter of the late Virginia Cole Higginbotham and the late Thomas Higginbotham. Ms. Leaman was a homemaker, a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and she enjoyed playing bingo with her friends and reading. Survivors include her husband, William Leaman; daughters and son-in-law, Maria Leaman, Winston, Ga.; Cara Leaman, Dallas, Ga.; Wendy Tristan, Victoria, Texas; Cheryl and Mitch Vaughn, Buchannan, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Debra Leaman, Villa Rica, Ga.; sister, Renee Bevino, Charleston; one brother, Thomas Higginbotham, Curtice, Ohio; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 23 from Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with the Reverend Joe Condra and the Reverend Frank Boone officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 22 at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service in the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers include: John Streetman, Dustin Streetman, Bradley Coleman, Mitch Vaughn, Rick Pace and Christopher Leaman. To send condolences to the family, please visit our website at www.jcollinsfuneralhome.com. J. Collins Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in charge of arrangements.

 

 

01/30/2014

Barbara Ann Higginbotham Ferrell (1937-2014) GA

August 24, 1937 - January 27, 2014

Barbara Ferrell, 76, of Brunswick, Georgia passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services will be held at 2PM Friday, January, 31, 2014 in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Rev. David Hudson and Rev. Tim Ferrell officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto cemetery with Ryan Ferrell, Raef Ferrell , Reese Taylor, Ridge Ferrell, Trey Taylor, Ray Thomas, Tony Rodenberry, and Chris Carlisle serving as pallbearers. Born August 24, 1937 in Glynn County, Georgia to the late James Percy and Dixie Lee S. Higginbotham, she was a former sales associate with Sears and a homemaker who worked hard raising four children. Mrs. Ferrell was a graduate of Glynn Academy Class of 1955 and a graduate of Perry Business College. She was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. She enjoyed the simple things in life like spending time with her family and church family, as well as cooking and, when she was able, going to the beach. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles Edward Ferrell, Sr. Survivors include three sons, Charles Edward Ferrell, Jr. and wife Melissa of Brunswick, James Timothy Ferrell and wife Reida of Thompson, Robert Howard Ferrell and wife Susan of Metter, a daughter, Alicia Ferrell Rosenbaum and husband Lance of Brunswick, 11 grandchildren, Michael Ryan Ferrell and wife Erin, Brittney Marie Ferrell, Raef Ferrell, Ridge Ferrell, Elaine Carlisle, Lindy Ferrell, Reese Taylor, Trey Taylor, Hope Taylor, Zane Rosenbaum and Elijah Rosenbaum, six great grandchildren, and one sister, Judith Gaskins of Brunswick. A special thanks to Dr. Raymond Lee, the nurses at St. Vincent's Hospital and the Critical Care Unit nurses at Memorial who provided wonderful, compassionate care to Barbara and understanding to her family. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6PM until 8 PM at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.

 

 

Athens Banner-Herald 02/27/2014

John Eric Higginbotham (1959-2014) TX/GA

Mr. John Eric Higginbotham, 54, of Middleton Church Road, Elberton, husband of Lisa Anderson Higginbotham, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014, in Mount Airy, North Carolina as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Mr. Higginbotham was born on May 29, 1959, in Texas to Faye Dixon McCannon and the late Milford Howard Higginbotham. He was the owner and operator of Specialty Stone Services. Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Lisa Anderson Higginbotham of the home; sons and daughter-in-law, Eddy Higginbotham and Adam and Amber Higginbotham; grandchildren, Ashton, Alex, and Alijah Higginbotham; and his mother, Faye Dixon McCannon. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eddy Higginbotham. Funeral services to celebrate his life will be 3:30PM, Saturday, March 1, at the Elberton Church of God with Reverend Sharon Coley officiating. Interment will follow in Middleton United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12-3PM Saturday at Elberton Church of God just prior to the service. The family is at the home on Middleton Church Road. The family has requested in lieu of flowers to please make memorials in his honor to TJ & Friends Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 6161 Elberton, Georgia 30635. Share your stories and photos in Eric's Book of Memories online at www.berryfh.com. Berry Funeral Home & Crematory, Elberton is respectfully in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Eric Higginbotham.

 

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 04/06/2014

Sylvia Jean Kirkpatrick Higginbotham (ca1936-2014) AL/GA

Sylvia Sylvia Jean Kirkpatrick Higginbotham, age 78, died peacefully on April 3, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones and her caregivers whom she loved so dearly. A native of Birmingham Alabama, Sylvia has resided in the Atlanta area for 46 years. Most of those years were spent in her beloved East Cobb where she was active in ALTA tennis and her Women's Sunday school class at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Among Sylvia's greatest gifts she leaves behind are the countless hours of loving guidance and selfless ministry that she shared with young women struggling with addiction issues...she truly left her mark in that special way. Sylvia is survived by her daughter Cathy and her husband Richard Adams of Alpharetta, Georgia. Her granddaughters Jennifer and her husband Jason Vasquez, and Christy and her husband Steven McKie. Also her 4 great grandchildren, Christian and Pierce Vasquez and Cooper and Parker McKie. A memorial service will be held at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in memory of Sylvia Higginbotham to the National Stroke Association. Her beauty, her charm, her quick wit and that infectious twinkle in her Irish eyes will be missed by all! Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation and Funeral Society, Alpharetta. (678) 735-5500.

 

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