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The Milford (IA) Mail 07/07/1887

J. W. Higginbotham (????-1887) LA

Desperate Riot

One White Man and Six Negroes Killed

New Orleans, June 28.-A special from Girard, La., says a riot occurred at Oak Ridge yesterday morning in which one white man and six negroes were killed and several white men dangerously wounded. Last evening a negro man living in the vicinity of Oak Ridge indecently assaulted a white girl. He was arrested and when deputies were taking him to the calaboose, they were fired upon by Jerry Baldwin , his two sons and three other negroes, wounding deputies Baker and Gardner. The negroes then dispersed and later rendezvoused at a negro cabin two miles from town. On learning their whereabouts the officers went to arrest them. On approaching the cabin they were fired upon and one of their number, J.W. Higginbotham, was instantly killed and Constables John Conger, Gardner and Baker dangerously wounded. During the melee which followed Jerry Baldwin and one of his sons and four other negroes were killed. Everything is now quiet. Twenty men from Bishop have arrived there. The town marshal, John Conger, who received eleven bullet wounds, has died.

 

 

The Dunkirk (NY) Observer-Journal 12/17/1888

Walford M. Higginbotham (1869-1888) LA

Family Feud Settled With Firearms

New Orleans, Dec. 17-A special from Grand Coteau, La., says two men were killed and several others injured during a shooting affray a short distance from that town Saturday. The shooting was a result of a feud which had existed between the members of the Higginbotham family for three or four years. The parties were attending a horse race when the shooting began. Thirty or forty shots were exchanged. A young man named Beard, who was acting as peacemaker, was shot and instantly killed. Two of Monroe Higginbotham’s sons were shot. One of them died during the night and the wounds of the other are serious. Two other persons were wounded, one of them being the mother of young Beard. Her wound is not serious. At last accounts no arrests had been made.

 

 

The Lafayette Advertiser 03/20/1897

James Higginbotham (1811-1897) GA/LA

The venerable James Higginbotham died at his late residence in Lafayette Wednesday March 17 at 1:20 a.m., at the advanced age of 85 years. He retained all his acuities and superintended his business personally up till the day of his death.

Mr. Higginbotham was born in Georgia, but came to Louisiana seventy four years ago.

The funeral was held from his residence Thursday morning, interment took place in the Protestant Cemetery.

 

 

The Lafayette Advertiser 01/04/1905

Elizabeth Tinsley Higginbotham (1827-1904) LA

Mrs. James Higginbotham, a most estimable lady of Lafayette, died Saturday morning at 3 o’clock, in the 74th year of her age. Mrs. Higginbotham has been a resident of this city all of her life and possessed the high esteem of many warm friends who knew and admired her fine qualities of character. At 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon the remains were accompanied by a large number of friends to the Protestant cemetery, where interment took place. She leaves several sons and daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn her loss.

 

 

The Galveston (TX) Daily News 12/27/1909

Wade Edward Higginbotham (1871-1909) LA

Opelousas, La., Dec. 26-News reached here this morning of the death of Wade Higginbotham and a man named Roy at Arnaudville last evening. It appears that both men met at a saloon just across the parish line, and, being enemies, a fight ensued, Roy being shot through the heart and, in falling, struck Higginbotham on the head with his revolver, both men dying in a few moments.

 

 

The Daily Northwestern 1931

David Pipes Higginbotham (1908-1931) LA

ON TRIAL FOR SLAYING SON WHOM HE ACCUSED OF SELLING LIQUOR

Amite, La.,-Calmly fingering a worn Bible, Flint Higginbotham, 56, described by his family as “a prohibitionist of the sterner order,’ sat in district court here and heard his wife and children testify against him in his trial for slaying his son, David, 23, whom he accused of selling liquor.

Higginbotham was indicted for manslaughter after David was shot and fatally wounded in an argument which followed the father’s discovery of a jug of whiskey in a barn, leading the elder man to suspect his son was bootlegging.

As David fell, Lawrence Higginbotham, 12, another son, obtained a pistol and fired at the father several times, wounding him slightly.

Mrs. Higginbotham, who with her sons, Tom and Lawrence, testified against the father, said as she left the stand: “The killing of that boy was without cause.”

 

 

The Franklin Sun 06/11/1942

Thomas Elijah Higginbotham (1861-1942) MS/LA

Thomas Elijah Higginbotham, 81-year-old resident of Midway community, was buried Monday afternoon at Ogden cemetery in Liddieville community, with the Rev. A.C. Trapp, Chase Baptist minister, officiating. Funeral rites were at Sardis church. Pallbearers were Robert Cuave, Wade McCain, Kit McCain, Jim Cummins, J.O. Maynor and Bill McCassell. Mr. Higginbotham, who succumbed Sunday morning at his home, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Essie Higginbotham, and 12 children: G. W. Higginbotham, Swampers; Walter Higginbotham, Port Neches, Texas; Clarence Higginbotham, McComb, Miss.; Seaman Vencin Higginbotham, New Orleans; Thomas Higginbotham, Winnsboro; Monroe and Warren Higginbotham, New Orleans; Private (first class) Milburn Higginbotham, Camp Forest, Tenn.; Mrs. Bessie Stephenson, Baskin; Mrs. Clara Franks, Crowville; Dorothy and Myrtle Higginbotham, Winnsboro. Four half-brothers, Jay and Lee Cupit of Meadville, Miss., Dee and Jim Cupit of Crowville, and 36 grandchildren also survive. Final rites were conducted under direction of Mulhearn Funeral home.

 

 

The Billings (MT) Gazette 08/09/1943

Ernest Marvin Higginbotham (1921-1943) LA

B-26 Marauder Crew Dies in Accident

Dodge City, Kan., Aug. 8-A B-26 Marauder crashed near here Saturday during a routine training flight, killing all five members of the crew, the public relations office at the Dodge City army airfield announced Sunday night.

The dead...Private Ernest M. Higginbotham, 21, aerial engineer, son of Mrs. Mary E. Higginbotham, 936 Shirley avenue, Baton Rouge, La.

 

 

 

The Times-Picayune 02/03/1954

Roberta Higginbotham Bickham (1889-1954) LA

BICKHAM-Of 4406 Rhodes Drive, on Saturday, January 30, 1954, at 8 o'clock a.m., MRS. ROBERTA BICKHAM, beloved wife of Mr. Ivory L. Bickham; mother of the late Miss Vera Olina; sister of Mrs. Shirley L. Fisher of Independence, La., Mrs. Lillie V. Bates of Peoria, Miss., Mrs. Ruby L. Bickham of Tuskegge, Ala., Mrs. Carrie Mae Marshall and Mrs. Grace M. White of Centralia, Ill., Mrs. Velma V. Brooks of Slidell, La., Mr. James Higginbotham of Greensburg, La., and Mr. George Higginbotham; also survived by five brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastor, officers and members of St. James A.M.E. church and the John G. Lewis Chapter No. I. O.E.S., Prince Hall Affiliated, Mrs. Manuel Isaiah, W.M., Mrs. Emma C. Blond, Boy Scouts of America, John Albert Dibert, the Mount Olive Lodge No. 21, Prince Hall Masons, the Y.M.C.A., the Universal Life Insurance Company and N.A.A.C.P., are respectfully invited to attend the wake on Tuesday night, February 2, 1954, at the Louisiana Undertaking Company,Inc., 1449 North Claiborne Avenue, and funeral on Wednesday, February 3, 1954, at 9 o'clock a.m., from the parlor, followed by religious services at St. James A.M.E. church, 222 North Roman Street. Rev. S.H. Collins officiating. Interment in Turner's Chapel cemetery, Greensburg, La. Louisiana Undertaking Company, Inc., in charge. 

 

 

American Press 07/26/1954

Everett Middleton Higginbotham (1921-1954) LA

E. Higginbotham Rites Held at Hopewell Church

Deridder, La.,-Funeral services for Everett M. Higginbotham, 32, of Leesville, were to be held at 3 p.m. today from the Hopewell Baptist church with the Rev. T.J. Cooley officiating. Burial directed by Hixson funeral home to be in the Hopewell cemetery.

Mr. Higginbotham died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Hospital in Alexandria.

A native of DeRidder, he was a veteran of World War II and belonged to the Hopewell Baptist church of DeRidder.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Higginbotham, and one son, Everett M. Jr., all of Leesville; six sisters, Mrs. Edna Roberts of Longville, Mrs. Myrtle Roberts of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Edith Williamson of Slagle, Mrs. Eunice Marshall and Mrs. Beulah Davis of Rosepine and Mrs. Laura Parker of Leesville; and two brothers, Jewes and Ernie Higginbotham, both of Leesville.

 

 

 

American Press 07/14/1955

Kermit James Higginbotham (1940-1955) LA

Wreck Injuries Fatal to Boy

Lad Returning From Party is Struck by Car

Fourteen-year-old Kermit Higginbotham died early today of injuries received when his bicycle was struck by a car last night as he pedaled through the rain to his Gulf highway home from a birthday party a few blocks away.

The boy’s death was Calcasieu parish’s 13 traffic fatality since the first of the year. Parents of the wreck victim are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Higginbotham, Jr., of Route 2, Box 443-A.

The accident occurred at about 9:10 last night on the old Gulf highway (Louisiana 1385) about a mile and a half south of Lake Charles.

State police identified the driver of the car as Charles Milton Guillory, 25-year-old radio repairman, of Route 2, Box 440-B.

A preliminary investigation indicated the youngster was riding without lights on his bicycle as he cycled through the rain on the blacktop highway, State Police Trooper Gilbert Peshoff said.

Guillory called an ambulance which rushed the unconscious youngster to Memorial hospital where he died at about 3:25 this morning.

Family spokesman said the boy sustained serious head injuries and never regained consciousness.

The bicycle was declared a total loss and damage to Guillory’s car was estimated at about $100.

The body will be at the family home until 10 a.m. tomorrow when services will be held at St. Margaret’s Catholic church.

Burial in charge of Hixson funeral home will be in Graceland cemetery.

Born in Church Point on September 2, 1940, young Higginbotham had lived here with his family for the past seven years and was a student at LaGrange Junior high school.

A family spokesman said Kermit was returning from the home of an uncle, Howard Higginbotham, about five or six blocks from his own home when the accident occurred. He had attended a birthday party there for a first cousin, five-year-old Katherine Higginbotham.

Besides his parents he is survived by one brother, 17-year-old Gilbert Higginbotham, also of Lake Charles, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Higginbotham, Sr., of Lake Charles and Mr. and Mrs. Jules Begnauld of Church Point.

 

 

 

Ruston Daily Leader 09/10/1956

Walter Edwin Higginbotham (1921-1956) LA

Ruston Native is Wreck Victim Near Chestnut, Saturday

Ashland, La., Sept. 10-Walter E. Higginbotham, 34-year-old native of Ruston who had been making his home in Jonesboro, was one of two men who died as the result of a head-on automobile crash two miles north of Chestnut on Saturday.

The other victim was listed as Cleve Mazie, 53-year-old retired mechanic of Saline in Bienville Parish.

Higginbotham, the father of four children, died in a clinic at Hodge about half an hour after the two cars crashed on a bridge on Highway 9.

Natchitoches officials said Higginbotham, driving alone en route to Saline, apparently swerved across the center of the road just as the automobile driven by Rhodes approached.

Both vehicles met on the narrow bridge and were unable to avoid each other. Mazie and the two negroes were passengers in the Rhodes automobile. Both cars were heavily damaged.

The accident occurred near the Natchitoches-Bienville Parish line.

Funeral services for Higginbotham were incomplete today, but were to be held at the Full Gospel Church in Jonesboro, and burial will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Peggy Wade Higginbotham; three sons, Eddie Higginbotham, Billy Higginbotham and Albert Higginbotham; one daughter, Joan Higginbotham; his mother, Mrs. Ina Mae Sisemore of Hodge, and his stepfather, John Sisemore.

Mazie’s body was taken to the Conger Funeral Home in Arcadia where funeral arrangements were incomplete this morning.

 

 

 

The Hammond Times 04/27/1957

Penny Lynn Higginbotham (1957-1957) LA

Penny Lynn Higginbotham, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Higginbotham of 5639 Sohl Ave., Hammond, died at St. Margaret Hospital on Thursday.

Graveside services were held in Elmwood Cemetery this morning with Oexmann Funeral Home, 5713 Hohman Ave., Hammond, in charge.

Besides her parents, the infant is survived by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Higginbotham of Trafford, Ala., and her maternal grandfather, Charles Gembill of Michigan City, Ind.

 

 

 

Enterprise News-American 07/16/1959
Earl Higginbotham (1894-1959) AR/LA

Last Rites Held Tuesday For Earl Higginbotham
Earl Higginbotham, 64, Goldonna, died Sunday in a Pineville hospital after a long illness.
Services were held Tuesday at Antioch Baptist Church, the Rev. R. Robinson officiating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Bertha Higginbotham, Goldonna; a daughter, Mrs. R. F. Carr, Shreveport, and three grandchildren.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 12/05/1960

Joseph Franklin Higginbotham (1910-1960) LA

DeRidder-Funeral services for Joe F. Higginbotham Sr. of Rt. 3, DeRidder, were set at 10 a.m. today at the Ferris funeral home chapel with Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial was to be in Hopewell cemetery.

Mr. Higginbotham died at 2 a.m. Sunday at his home, following a short illness.

He was a plumber. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marie Higginbotham of DeRidder; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Garner of Bunkie, Mrs. Frances Babin of New Boston, Tex., Miss Joyce Higginbotham and Miss Bernice Higginbotham, both of DeRidder; two sons, Hildreth and Joe Higginbotham Jr., both of DeRidder; two grandchildren; four brothers, Silas, Tom and Elvin Higginbotham, all of DeRidder and Wash Higginbotham of West Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Sylvester Whittington and Mrs. Centellia Jarrells of DeRidder and Mrs. Eliza Waller of France.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 01/23/1961

Electa Colligan Higginbotham (1872-1961) LA

Church Point-Mrs. Nap Higginbotham, 90, the former Electa Colligan of Church Point, died at 8:40 a.m. today at her home in Church Point.

Funeral services are set at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Guidry funeral home.

Survivors are six sons, Simon, Jack, Armond, Howard and Willery Higginbotham, all of Church Point, and Voris Higginbotham of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Mrs. Jean Barousse of Church Point and Mrs. Adolph Daigle of Branch; one sister, Mrs. Albert Olivia of Church Point; 43 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 01/23/1962

Raynold Higginbotham (1942-1962) LA

Church Point-Raynold Higginbotham, 19, died Monday at 12:10 p.m. at the Church Point hospital after a four day illness.

Funeral services were to be held at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic church today at 11:00 a.m. Burial was to be in the church cemetery under direction of the Guidry funeral home.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willery Higginbotham of Church Point; three brothers. Donald, Elliott and Barry Higginbotham, all of Church Point; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Moise Daigle Sr. of Church Point.

 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 02/28/1962

Irene Higginbotham (1894-1962) LA

Church Point-Miss Irene Higginbotham, 63, of Church Point, died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday in Alexandria.

Funeral services were to be held at 10 a.m. today in Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic church in Church point with burial in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Guidry funeral home of Church Point.

She is survived by one brother, Jerry Higginbotham of Church Point; three sisters, Mrs. J. LeBleu, Mrs. Bertrand Miller, and Mrs. Elie Jagneaux, all of Church Point; three nieces, Mrs. Ovey Menard, Mrs. Louis Latiolas, and Mrs. John McMillian, all of Lake Charles.

 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 08/07/1962

Joseph Gerasin "Jerry Joseph" Higginbotham (1881-1962) LA

Church Point-Jerry J. Higginbotham, 81, a local barber and jeweler, died suddenly at his home Monday at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Guidry’s funeral home.

Survivors include one son, Leander Higginbotham of Church Point; two daughters, Mrs. Vincent Bergeron and Mrs. Cleopha Mouille, both of Church Point; three sisters, Mrs. Juste LeBleu, Mrs. Bertrand Miller and Mrs. Elie Jagneaux, all of Church Point; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Higginbotham was a lifelong resident of the Church Point community and a member of Woodmen of the World Society.

 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 07/09/1965

Jewes Augustus Higginbotham (1912-1965) LA

Leesville-Jewes August Higginbotham, 53, lifelong resident of Leesville, died at 1:50 a.m. today in a Shreveport hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hopewell Church at Dry Creek with the Rev. T.J. Crosby officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of the Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Effie Higginbotham of Leesville; his mother, Mrs. Minerva Higginbotham of Leesville; four sons, Milton Higginbotham of Merryville, Hilton, Roy and Troy Higginbotham, all of Leesville; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Parker of Merryville and Mrs. Fairlean of Leesville.

Also six sisters, Mrs. Ennis Marshall of Rosepine, Mrs. Edith Williams of Slagle, and Mrs. Beulah Davis, Mrs. Edna Roberts, Mrs. Laura Parker and Mrs. Myrtis Roberts, all of Leesville; one brother, Ernie Higginbotham of Orange, Tex., and five grandchildren.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 11/11/1966

Silas Augusta Higginbotham (1908-1966) LA

DeRidder-Funeral services for Silas Higginbotham, 57, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hixson Funeral Home chapel here.

Burial will be in the Old Cypress Cemetery.

Mr. Higginbotham died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday in a Lake Charles hospital.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Higginbotham; four daughters, Mrs. Iva Jean Pickett, Mrs. Rose Vivian Kaplan, Mrs. Mary Etta Simmons and Lillian Higginbotham, all of DeRidder; three brothers, George Higginbotham of Merryville, and Elvin and Thomas Higginbotham, both of DeRidder.

Also three sisters, Mrs. Liza Waller of Nevada, and Mrs. Centilla Jarrell and Mrs. Ollie Whittington, both of DeRidder; his mother, Mrs. Rachel Higginbotham, of DeRidder, and four grandchildren.

 

 

 

The Port Arthur News 01/24/1967

Marie Onezida LeDoux Higginbotham (1887-1967) LA

Sulphur Rites for Mrs. Higginbotham

Sulphur, Jan 24-Funeral services for Mrs. Onezida Higginbotham, 80, of Sulphur, were held today at 1 p.m. in Immaculate Conception Catholic church.

Burial was to be today at 3 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Beaumont. Mrs. Higginbotham died Monday at 9:30 a.m. in a nursing home after a long illness.

Survivors include a son, Stafford Higginbotham, Jr. of Beaumont; and three daughters, Mrs. Gabriel Bruce and Mrs. Artemo Thibodeaux, both of Beaumont, and Mrs. M. Hebrand of Loeb.

 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 03/13/1967

Charles Higginbotham (1886-1967) LA

Funeral services for Charles Higginbotham, 80, of 1722 Katherine St., will be in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point at a date to be announced by Hixson Funeral Home.

Mr. Higginbotham died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday in a local hospital.

He was a native of Church point and had resided in Lake Charles 21 years.

Survivors are one son, Charles L. Higginbotham of Sunset; two daughters, Mrs. Grace H. Richard and Mrs. Gladys Touchet, both of Lake Charles; two brothers, Offord Higginbotham of Church Point and Hershel Higginbotham of Lake Charles; four sisters, Mrs. Jules Miller of Sunset, Mrs. Leonard Fontenot of West Lake, Mrs. Bennett Fontenot of Church Point, and Mrs. Alvater Dragon of Houston; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

The Port Arthur News 10/10/1968

Joseph Stafford Higginbotham (1886-1968) LA

Beaumont-Funeral services for Stafford Higginbotham 82, of Sulphur, La., father of Mrs. Gabriel Bruce and Mrs. Artemo Thibodeauz, both of Beaumont, were held today at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Sulphur. Burial was to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park under the direction of the Hammer Funeral Home in Sulphur.

Mr. Higginbotham died Tuesday at 12:55 p.m. in the Holly Hill Nursing home at Maplewood, La., following a long illness.

 

 

 

The Times-Picayune 10/30/1968

Edward H. Higginbotham (ca1907-1968) AL/LA

Edward H. Higginbotham, on Tuesday, October 29, 1968, at 11:55 am., beloved husband of Anita Ferrara, father of James E. Higginbotham of Greenwood, Miss; son of Rose Hughes and the late James E. Higginbotham; brother of Philip Higginbotham and Mrs. Theo Edney; also survived by two grandchildren, age 61 years; a native of Talladega Springs, Ala., and a resident of New Orleans the past three years. Private funeral services were held from the funeral home of Jacob Schoen & Son, Inc., 3827 Canal Street at N. Scott, on Wednesday, October 30, 1968 at 8 am. Interment in Laketown Park Mausoleum. Donation to Cancer Fund.

 

 

Jennings Daily News 10/24/1969

Zelen Higginbotham Broussard (ca1889-1969) LA

Broussard rites will be held Sat.

LAKE ARTHUR, La. - Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for Mrs. Zelen Higginbotham Broussard, 80, who died Wednesday at her home in Lake Arthur.

The funeral, at which the Rev. Charles Soileau will officiate, will be followed by burial in the church cemetery under the direction of the Good Shepard Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie Broussard of Lake Arthur.

 

 

The Monroe News-Star 10/16/1974

John Edgar Higginbotham (1890-1974) LA

DELHI — Funeral services for John Edgar Higginbotham, 84, of Delhi were to be held at 4 p.m. today in First Baptist Church of Delhi with the Rev. Paul Lipe and the Rev. Lewis Clark officiating. Burial was to be in Delhi Masonic Cemetery under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Delhi. Mr. Higginbotham died Tuesday morning in the Richland Parish Hospital here after a short illness. Mr. Higginbotham was a cotton buyer and a native of Oak Ridge, but had lived in Delhi most of his life. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mamie W. Higginbotham of Delhi; three stepsons, William L. Bryan, John Bryan, both of Delhi, and George B. Bryan of McComb, Miss.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary B. Thomas and Mrs. Martha B. White, both of Delhi; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were to be Bill Bryan Jr., Jim Thomas, Mike Thomas, Scott Bryan, Trip White, Bob Thomas, Benny Bryan and B. E. Pickett Jr.

 

 

The (Port Arthur) News 08/11/1975

Cecille Higginbotham Guidry (1923-1975) LA

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rayne, La., for Mrs. Cecil Guidry, 52,m of Rayne who was killed early Friday in a camper truck trailer accident neat Crowley, La. Area survivors include her mother, Mrs. Bernadette Higginbotham of Port Arthur; sister, Mrs. H.P. Rodrigue and Mrs. D.W. Bescher of Port Arthur; and brothers Gervais Higginbotham of Orange, Patrick Higginbotham of Bridge City and J.B. Higginbotham of Port Acres.

 

 

The Times-Picayune 03/12/1976

George W. Higginbotham (1883-1976) LA

George W. Higginbotham, on Tuesday, March 9, 1976 at 9 o'clock p.m., beloved husband of Mrs. Sarah A. Higginbotham, father of Luter Higginbotham, Paul Jesse, Dorothy Fairley, and the late Geraldine H. Jefferson, brother of James Higginbotham, Madames Velma Brooks, Grace White, Mae Marshall, Shirley Fisher, and Lillie Bates, also survived by grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Relatives and friends of the family, also Christ Temple, House of Eternal and St. James AME Church, are invited to attend the funeral. Service from Louisiana Undertaking Co., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave., on Saturday, March 13, 1976 at 8:30 o'clock a.m. Religious services at the parlor. Elder Miller officiating. Interment Black Creek Cemetery, Greensburg, LA. Wake services on Friday, March 12, 1976 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Louisiana Undertaking Co., Bobby Francois, Director.

 

 

Clarke County Tribune 01/15/1981

Josephine Kufel Higginbotham (1912-1981) LA

Services for Mrs. Josephine Kufel Higginbotham, age 69, New Orleans, who died Wednesday, held at Wright Funeral Home Saturday morning. Interment in Quitman Cemetery. A 20 year New Orleans resident, she was the wife of the late Jim McDonald Higginbotham. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Burton, Meridian; Mrs. Francis Neal, Niceville, FL; four brothers, Paul, Pete and Carlis Kufel, Quitman; Anthony Kufel, Houma, LA.

 

 

Lafourche Comet 06/13/1982
Benjamin Higginbotham (1942-1982) LA
Benjamin Higginbotham, a native of Opelousas and resident of Houma, died Saturday at age 40. He was secretary-treasurer of Duplantis Truck Line.
Visitation will be from 1-10 p.m. today at Chauvin Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Monday from the funeral home chapel.
Burial will follow at St. Francis No. 2 cemetery.
Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife, June Duplantis Higginbotham; by his parents, Verlis Miller Higginbotham and Charles Higginbotham; by three daughters, Jessica Higginbotham, Mrs. John (Melissa Charpentier) Roell, and Michelle Charpentier, all of Houma; by a brother, John Dalton Higginbotham of Opelousas; and by a sister, Mrs. Jerome (Deanna Gayle) LeBlanc of Houma.
Chauvin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
 

 

Enterprise News-American 02/18/1983
F. A. Higginbotham (1930-1983) LA
F. A. Higginbotham, 52, 1609 Holloway Drive, Pineville, died Thursday, February 11, 1983 in Rapides General Hospital.
He was a pump superintendent for the City of Pineville and a member of Alpine Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Katie F. Higginbotham of Pineville; a brother, Arter Higginbotham of Crowville; two sisters, Eva Mae Cricks and Maggie Hebert, both of Baton Rouge.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Hixson Bros., Pineville, with the Revs. Charles Youngblood and James Hogan officiating.  Burial was in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Winnfield.
 

 

The Advocate 12/27/1987

Willie A. Smart Higginbotham (1904-1987) LA

Died 10:32 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 1987, at Medical Center of Baton Rouge. She was 83, a native of Holden and resident of Livingston. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, 2 to 11 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday. Religious services at First Methodist Church, Livingston, at 1 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Lewis Morris. Burial in Palmetto Cemetery, Walker. Survived by four daughters, Willie O. "Jackie" Morales, Albany, Rebecca Smith, Holden, Martha Lou Lee and Maggie Higginbotham, both of Livingston; eight sons, Jack "Scott" Higginbotham and Louis Lodney Higginbotham, both of Walker, Phillip Higginbotham, Baton Rouge, Julius, Jerry, Mark, Sterling and Charles Higginbotham, all of Livingston; two sisters, Gladys Lovett, Walker, and Christina Roseman, Denham Springs; 33 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of First Methodist Church, Livingston, Eastern Star Lodge, Denham Springs, and Rebecca of Livingston.

 

 

The Advocate 06/26/1990
Linda Muse Higginbotham (1950-1990) LA

Died 6:50 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 1990, at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. She was 39, a native and resident of Greensburg. Visiting at M.J.R. Friendly Service Funeral Home, Greensburg, 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at Turner's Chapel AME Church, Greensburg, 1 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Stanley Carter. Burial in church cemetery. Survived by husband, James E. Higginbotham; a son, James A. Higginbotham; two daughters, Antwyla and Katrena Higginbotham; and mother-in-law, Mary Higginbotham, all of Greensburg; two sisters, Vera Anderson and Mattie Higginbotham; and a brother, Ivy Muse, all of New Orleans; a grandson; five brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; numerous other relatives and friends. She was a member of OES No. 113.

 

 

Times Picayune 08/16/1994

Norman Arthur Higginbotham (1943-1994) TX/LA

Norman Arthur Higginbotham, chairman of the chemistry and physics department at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, died Sunday of lung cancer at his home in Albany, La. He was 51. Mr. Higginbotham was born in Walker and lived in Albany for many years. He was an Air Force
Veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Frey Higginbotham; two sons, Norman August Higginbotham of Orlando, Fla., and Wyatt Higginbotham of Albany; a daughter, Normandy Hood of Denham Springs; and a sister, Linda Ballard of Denham Springs. A funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harry McNeely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. Visitation will be today from 6 To 10 p.m. Burial will be in Beechridge Cemetery, Denham Springs.
 

 

Times Picayune 12/22/1994

Kathryn Patricia Higginbotham Gros (1920-1994) CT/LA

Kathryn Higginbotham Gros, a homemaker, died Tuesday of a heart attack at her home in Harvey. She was 74. Mrs. Gros was born in New London, Conn., and lived in Harvey for 22 years. She was formerly employed by Southern New England Telephone Co. Survivors include her husband, Paul John Gros Jr.; a son, Paul J. Gros III; two daughters, Kathy Gros Faulkner and Karen Gros Kern; two sisters, Ethel H. Newcomb and Frances H. Lake; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.
 

 

Times Picayune 05/19/1995

Velma Higginbotham Brooks (ca1905-1995) LA

Velma "Vee" Higginbotham Brooks, a retired teacher, died Wednesday in Slidell. She was 90. Mrs. Brooks was born in Greensburg and lived in Slidell for many years. She was a member of Quillen Temple Church of God in Christ. She is survived by her husband, Robert Charles Brooks Jr.; a daughter, June B. Paul; a sister, Lillie V. Bates of Alexandria, Va.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Quillen Temple Church of God in Christ, 812 Stanley St., Slidell. Burial will be at Black Creek Cemetery, Louisiana 10, Greensburg. Freddie E. Doyle Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

The Advocate 02/17/1997

David Mark Higginbotham (1942-1997) LA

A retired carpenter, member of Carpenters Local Union No. 1098 and resident of Livingston, he died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 1997, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 54 and a native of Corbin. Visiting was held at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at the funeral home 8 a.m. until religious services at 3:30 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Dwight Barber. Interment in Old Red Oak Cemetery. Survived by wife, Julia Higginbotham; a daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Lecil McFadden; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Christi Higginbotham, Henry and Misty Higginbotham and Jack II and Joy Higginbotham; four sisters, Jackie Morales, Martha Lou Lee, Becky Smith and Maggie Higginbotham; six brothers, Scott, Julius, Lodney, Philip, Sterling and Charles Higginbotham; seven grandchildren, Tracy, Casey, Henry, Jesse Waylon and Chey Higginbotham, Geron and Sara McFadden; mother-in-law, Julia McCorkle; two sisters-in-law, Katie Langley and Nettie Toms; and two brothers-in-law, Jesse McCorkle and Donald McCorkle. Preceded in death by parents, Jack and Willie Higginbotham; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Phoebe Higginbotham; and two brothers-in-law, Russell McCorkle and Butch Lee. Pallbearers will be John Saucier, Bo Lee, Mike Hughes, Sterling Joseph Higginbotham, Buck Higginbotham, Lee Taylor, Jessie McCorkle and Donald McCorkle. He was a member of Livingston Methodist Church.

 

 

Baton Rouge Advocate 10/16/1997

Carrie Higginbotham Adams (1896-1997) LA
A retired seamstress with Goudchaux's with 30 years of service and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1997, at Zachary Manor Nursing Home. She was 100 and a native of St. Francisville. Interment in Galilee Baptist Church cemetery.

Survived by grandchildren, Claudia Laperouse, Pride, and Boyd and Claude Adams, both of Baker; a daughter-in-law, Theda Adams, Baton Rouge; eight great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Claude Daniel Adams Sr.; two sons, Boyd W. and Claude D. Adams; a daughter, Bertha Mae Adams; and a grandson, Karl R. Adams. She was a member of Rebecca Lodge No. 62 and a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, both in Baton Rouge.

 

 

The Courier 12/07/1997

Ruby Jewel Higginbotham Collum (1922-1997) TX/LA

Ruby Jewel Higginbotham Collum, 75, a native of Mexia, Texas, and resident of Houma, died at 12:50 p.m. today at Samart Funeral Home.  A second visitation will take place Tuesday in Kilgore, Texas, at Rader Funeral Home.  For more information, call (903) 984-2525.
She is survived by one son, James Edward Brown; one brother, Andrew Woodward Higginbotham Jr. of Longview, Texas; three grandchildren, Kim Rodrigue Champagne of Houma, Melissa LeBoeuf of Houma, and Jaime Brown of San Antonio, Texas; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Russell Collum; one daughter, Margaret LeBoeuf; one brother, James Aubry Higginbotham; and two sisters, Myrtle Marie Higginbotham Oliver.
She was a Baptist.  She was a member of Eastern Star and served as the queen of the Krewe of Flames in 1966.

 

 

Opelousas Daily World 01/20/1998

Athalie Sonnier Higginbotham (1920-1998) LA

PORT BARRE - Funeral services for Mrs. Athalie Sonnier Higginbotham, 77, will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with burial in the new church cemetery. The Rev. Mike Hebert will conduct the services.
Mrs. Higginbotham, a native of Eunice and a resident of Port Barre for most of her life, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, January 13, 1998, in Columbia Doctors' Hospital in Opelousas.
Survivors include: three sons, Billy Comeaux, Johnny Comeaux and Roy Comeaux Jr., all of Port Barre; a daughter, Mrs. Danny (Maxine) Stoute of Port Barre; a brother, Hilman (Edmond) Sonnier of Port Barre; a sister, Mary Ann Prudhomme of Port Barre; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her first husband, James Roy Comeaux Sr.; and her second husband, Oscar Higginbotham.
Visiting hours began at 3:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. today until time of services. A rosary was recited at 6:30 p.m. Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

 

03/06/1998
Yola Mae Fisette Higginbotham (1921-1998) LA

Moss Bluff -- Funeral services for Mrs. Ward (Yola Mae) Higginbotham, 75, will be at 2 p.m. today, March 6, from St. Theodore Catholic Church.
The Revs. Charles Dubois and Joseph Bourque will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles.
Visitation is from 8 a.m. in Hixson Funeral Home of Moss Bluff. A rosary was said Thursday evening.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in her residence.
A native of Opelousas, she had lived in the Lake Charles area since 1950. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church. She was a member of VFW Post 2130, Lady's Auxiliary past president, and past president of District V, VFW.
Survivors include her husband; one son, Michael Ward Higginbotham of Lake Charles; one granddaughter; and one step grandson.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 04/16/1998

Natalie Mae Vincent Higginbotham (1943-1998) LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Natalie Mae Higginbotham, 54, will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 17, in Johnson Funeral Home.
Deacon Dan Landry will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Visitation is from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today, with a rosary at 6 p.m.; and from 8 a.m. Friday.
Mrs. Higginbotham died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 1998, in a local hospital.
A native of Lake Arthur, she was a resident of Lake Charles for many years and was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Abbie Joseph Higginbotham; one son, John Mark Landry of Lake Charles; one daughter, Rose Keele of Dickson, Texas; one stepson, Edgar Higginbotham of Lake Charles; three stepdaughters, Linda Kingrey of Eunice and Connie Chesson and Edna Norris, both of Lake Charles; five brothers, Larry Landry of Baton Rouge, Billy Landry of Lake Charles; Allen and Norman Landry, both of DeRidder, and V.M. Landry of Memphis, Tenn.; four sisters, Doris Franklin of Lake Charles, Linda Woolford of Sulphur, Earline Pousson of Iota and Viola LeJeune of Jennings; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 04/20/1998

Florence Higginbotham Bible (1938-1998) LA/TX

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence (Higginbotham) Bible, 60, of San Angelo, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Johnson Funeral Home.
The Rev. Edgar Stevens will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Bible died at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 1998, in her residence.
A native of Bell City, she lived in West Texas most of her life. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include one son, Wayne Doucet of San Angelo; two daughters, Brenda Chaline of Lake Charles and Shelia Faulk of San Angelo; one step-son, Earl Trahan Jr. of Lake Charles; three sisters, Elda Tramonte, Mary Louise Trahan and Ethel Marie Arabie, all of Lake Charles; and six grandchildren.

 

 

Times Picayune 06/18/1998

Jeanne Higginbotham Landry (1934-1998) LA

Jeanne Higginbotham Landry, vice president of Pratt Landry Associates Inc. and a microwave cookbook author, died Wednesday of liver disease at Tulane University Medical Center. She was 63. Mrs. Landry was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy. She was a former principal of St. Lawrence The Martyr High School in Kenner. In the early 1970s she began adapting Creole and Cajun recipes to the microwave oven and introduced many residents of Louisiana to this method of cooking through her work for Louis W. Howat and Son Distributors, McDonald Sales and General Electric. She wrote a cookbook, "Saute", containing many of her Creole and Cajun microwave adaptations. Survivors include her husband, Pratt Landry; three sons, Dave, Tim and Pratt Landry III; two daughters, Collette Landry Weaver and Amy Landry Bodet; her mother, Winona Robichaux Higginbotham; And 11 grandchildren. A mass will be said Friday At 11 a.m. at Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Church, 3368 Esplanade Ave. Visitation will be today from 6 To 9 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son
Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St., and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.
 

 

Lake Charles American Press 08/07/1998

Thomas Higginbotham (1920-1998) LA

Funeral services for Thomas Higginbotham, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, in Johnson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery.
Mr. Higginbotham died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, in his residence.

 

 

Opelousas Daily World 01/29/1999
Edna Marie Faul Higginbotham (1910-1999) LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Gilbert Higginbotham, the former Edna Marie "Mamie" Faul, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Opelousas with burial in Bellevue Memorial Park.
The Rev. Jeff DeBlanc will conduct the services.
Mrs. Higginbotham, a resident of Opelousas, died at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1999, in Doctors' Hospital of Opelousas. She was a housewife.
Survivors include: two grandchildren, Jay Guidry of Opelousas and Carla Dupuy of Tucson, Ariz.; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Marshall (Elia) Burleigh of Sunset.
Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Higginbotham; a daughter, Myrtle Guidry; and her parents, Arcard and Melissa Venable Faul.
Visiting hours will be observed from 4 to 11 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. Saturday until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home on the Old Sunset Road in Opelousas is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Lake Chares American Press 02/16/1999

Bertha Daigle Higginbotham (1919-1999) LA

Funeral services for Bertha Daigle Higginbotham, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Johnson Funeral Home.  The Rev. Dan Landry will officiate. Burial will be in Consolata Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-10 p.m. Wednesday, with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m.; and from 8 a.m. Thursday.
Mrs. Higginbotham died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999, in a local hospital.
A native of Church Point, she was a Lake Charles resident for most of her life. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son, Jackie Higginbotham of Lake Charles; two sisters, Ruby Latiolais of Lake Charles and Ivy Tredell of Lewisburg; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Opelousas Daily World 02/23/1999

Gloria Jane Benoit Higginbotham (1939-1999) LA
CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Mrs. Gloria B. Higginbotham, 59, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Mitchel Guidry will conduct the services.
Mrs. Higginbotham, a resident of Church Point, died Monday, February 22, 1999, in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette.
Survivors include: her husband, Harry Higginbotham of Church Point; two daughters, Christine Higginbotham of Church Point and Stephanie Higginbotham of Baton Rouge; a son, Joseph Higginbotham of Church Point; two grandsons, Layton Higginbotham and Connor McDonald; and a sister, Lacy Benoit of Church Point.
Visiting hours will be observed from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Duhon Funeral Home of Church Point is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Lake Charles American Press 3/16/1999

Natrice Vital Higginbotham (1912-1999) LA
Funeral services for Natrice Higginbotham, 86, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
The Rev. Karl Fuselier will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery under the direction of Combre Funeral Home. Visitation is from 8 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Sunday, March 14, 1999, in a local hospital.
A native of Lake Charles, she was a school teacher for 40 years. She was a member for the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include two sons, G.C. Higginbotham of Lake Charles and Clorenza Higginbotham of Perris, Calif.; one brother, Oliver Vital of New Orleans; two sisters, Matilda Higginbotham of Los Angeles and Olena Broussard of Lake Charles; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Opelousas Daily World 04/07/1999

Barbara Ann Guidroz Higginbotham
CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Mrs. Archie Higginbotham, the former Barbara Guidroz, 54, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery #2.
The Rev. Tom Montelaro will conduct the services.
Mrs. Higginbotham, a resident of Church Point, died at 3:53 p.m. Wednesday,  April 6, 1999, in Doctors' Hospital of Opelousas. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include: her mother, Mrs. Hazel Marks of Prairie Ronde; her  husband, Archie Higginbotham of Church Point; three sons, David Nelams, Newton Nelams and Archie Higginbotham, all of Church Point; three daughters, Donna Arnaud of Opelousas, Catherine Faul and Amanda Bourque, both of Church Point; three brothers, Harold Guidroz of Port Barre, Camille Guidroz of St. Martinville and Joseph Guidroz of Prairie Ronde; two sisters, Rose Guidroz of Port Barre and Elaine Aymond of Prairie Ronde; and 17 grandchildren.
Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Guidroz; her paternal grandmother, Angelle Guidroz; and her maternal grandparents, Hepolite and Ceraide Thibodeaux.
Pallbearers will be Tony Faul, Archie Higginbotham Jr., David Nelams, Mark Arnaud, Kevin Bourque and Newton Nelams. Honorary pallbearers will be Giles Faul, Timothy Nelams, Jeremy Nelams and Shane Lyons.
Visiting hours will be observed from 10 a.m. today until time of services on Thursday. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. by Jim Cormier.
Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point is in charge of arrangements.

 

Farmerville Gazette 7/15/1999
Walter Edwin Higginbotham (1943-1999) LA
Graveside services for Mr. W.E. "Eddie" Higginbotham, age 55 of Monroe, were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, 1999, at the Downsville Cemetery in Downsville.
Arrangements were under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. Higginbotham, an iron worker, died on Tuesday, July 6, 1999, after a sudden illness in Omaha, Nebraska. He was a member of the Iron-worker Union Local 710 for the past 32 years.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Higginbotham of Monroe; two sons, Terry Higginbotham and wife Colleen of Omaha and Mike Higginbotham of Monroe; mother-in -law, Madge Long of West Monroe; two brothers, Billy Paul Higginbotham all of Houston and Albert Higginbotham of Bastrop; one sister, JoAnn Brister of West Monroe; and five grandchildren, David, Erin, Daniel, Jon-Michael and Sierra Higginbotham.

 

 

Opelousas Daily World 08/16/1999

Paul Randy Higginbotham (1952-1999)
CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Mr. Randy Higginbotham, 46, were held at 2 p.m. today in Guidry Funeral Home Chapel here with burial in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Church Point.
Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Ashley County (AR) Ledger 09/05/1999

Joe Andrew Higginbotham, Jr. (1921-1999) AR/LA
Services for Joe Andrew Higginbotham, Jr., 78, of Monroe, LA, were at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 1999, at Kilpatrick's chapel on Lamy Lane in Monroe with Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe. Mr. Higginbotham died Wednesday, September 1, 1999. He was born July 24, 1921, in Hamburg to Joe and Estelle Higginbotham and grew up in Ashley County. He served his country in the Army Air Corps and married his high school sweetheart, Jean Anita Bradney Higginbotham, who preceded him in death. He spent 35 years in the finance business, mostly in Monroe, with Friendly Finance, retiring in 1983. He spent his retirement years with his beloved Mary Jo Williams Higginbotham hunting and fishing until her untimely death. He was a member of Graham Surghnor Masonic Lodge #383, F&AM, the Monroe Scottish Rite bodies, and was a York Rite Mason. He was a member of the Barak Shrine Temple where he served as a member of the provost guard and a member of the High Twelve Club of NLU. He regularly volunteered his time and energies to many worthwhile projects. He attended the Fist Baptist Church of Monroe as often as his health would allow. Survivors include his two sons, Joe and Brad Higginbotham of Grand Junction, CO; three stepchildren, James and Ken Williams and Karen Carnahan of West Monroe; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Weldon of Chebeaque Island, Maine; and a brother, W. T. Higginbotham of Hamburg.

 

 

Opelousas Daily World 10/30/1999

Harry Joseph Higginbotham (1928-1999) LA
CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Harry Higginbotham, 71, will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Duhon Funeral Home here with burial in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Officiating will be the Rev. David McCraney.
Mr. Higginbotham died 5:31 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 1999, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette.
Survivors include: his wife, Roberta Higginbotham of Church Point; two sons, John Higginbotham and Michael Higginbotham, both of Church Point; four daughters, Karen Richard of Church Point, Elizabeth Mire of Richard, and Rhonda Darby and Tiffany Boudreaux, both of Sunset; two brothers, Austin Higginbotham and George Higginbotham, both of Church Point; a sister, Valarie LeJeune of Richard; and 17 grandchildren.
Mr. Higginbotham is preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Louise Higginbotham; a brother, Ray Higginbotham; and two sisters, Ruby Bihm and Esther Higginbotham.
Visitation is 6 p.m. to time of service Sunday at the funeral home.
Duhon Funeral Home of Church Point is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 11/18/1999
Hildred Newton Higginbotham (1946-1999) LA

DERIDDER -- Funeral services for Hildred N. Higginbotham, 53, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mr. Higginbotham died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in a Lake Charles hospital.

 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 11/27/1999
Vicy
Marie Keel Higginbotham (1914-1999) LA

DERIDDER -- Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Higginbotham, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, in Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999, in her residence.


 

 

Lake Charles American Press 12/30/1999

Vina Mae Gautreaux Higginbotham (1930-1999) LA

DERIDDER -- Funeral services for Vina Mae "Verna" Higginbotham, 69, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, in Hopewell Baptist Church. The Rev. Byron Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery under the direction of Beauregard-Vernon Funeral Home.
Visitation is 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. Friday at the church.
Mrs. Higginbotham died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999,, in a DeRidder hospital.
A native of Big Lake, she lived most of her life in Lake Charles. She moved to Bundick Lake 17 years ago and retired as a teacher aide at K.R. Hanchey Elementary School. She was formerly employed at the at the Calcasieu Association for Retarded Citizens in Westlake as a teacher aide. She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Jeffrey Higginbotham of Dickenson, Texas, and Gary Mire of Moss Bluff; three daughters, Gloria Harlloe of Oroville, Calif., Gwen Broussard of Moss Bluff and Sandra Bostick of Haddock, Ga.; two brothers, Dae Gautreaux of Scott and Weston Gautreaux of Rayne; seven sisters, Ruby Cormier of Eunice, Laura Short of Broussard, Ruth Skipper and Hazel Cormier, both of Duson, Anna Benoit of Wadsworth, Texas, Anna Mae Simmoneaux and Sylvia Dominique, both of Rayne; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 01/03/2000

Mabel Lyons Higginbotham (1916-2000) LA

CHURCH POINT -- Funeral services for Mabel Lyons Higginbotham, 83, will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 3, in First Pentecostal Church. Interment will be in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum under the direction of Guidry Funeral Home.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, in the Opelousas hospital.
 

 

Opelousas Daily World 02/14/2000

Lora Doucet Higginbotham (1910-2000) LA
WHITEVILLE - Funeral services for Ms. Lora Higginbotham, 89, were held at 2 p.m. today in Resurrection Church here with burial in the church cemetery.
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Opelousas Daily World 03/27/2000

Winnola Rayon Higginbotham (1904-2000) LA
CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Mrs. Armand Higginbotham, the former Winnola Rayon, 95, were held at noon today in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with burial in the church mausoleum. Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point was in charge of arrangements.


 

Crowley Post-Signal 04/09/ 2000

Irene Godeaux Higginbotham (1918-2000) LA

CHURCH POINT - Irene Godeaux Higginbotham, 80, died at her residence at 11:40 a.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2000. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2000, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was held in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery #1. Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Opelousas Daily World 04/27/2000

Wilson Joseph Higginbotham (1916-2000) LA
GRAND COTEAU - Funeral services for Mr. Wilson Joseph "Hick" Higginbotham, 83, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Melancon Funeral Home Chapel here with burial in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau. The Rev. Msgr. Paul Metrejean, a friend of the family, will conduct the services. Mr. Higginbotham, a native of Port Arthur, Texas, and a resident of Opelousas since early childhood, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2000, in Opelousas General Hospital. He had been employed with Bertheaud Motors of Opelousas, St. Landry Tractor Company of Opelousas and Ortego Oil of Opelousas. Mr. Higginbotham was a veteran of the military, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Survivors include: his wife, Josephine Soulas Higginbotham of Opelousas; two sons, Ronald James Higginbotham and his wife Denise of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Wilson John Higginbotham of Lafayette; two daughters, Judy Stanford and Fredrick Bastien of Lafayette and Cheryl Higginbotham Abdalla and her husband Robert Abdalla of Opelousas; three grandchildren, Michael Hernandez Stanford and April Ivy Kelly and her husband Jamie, both of Lafayette, and Joshua Caleb Higginbotham of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a great-granddaughter, Madeleine Jayne Kelly of Lafayette; and four sisters, Eva Lavergne, Odille Landry, Alice Leger and Mrs. Homer Labbe. Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Higginbotham and the former Louisa Bellard, both natives of Church Point; his adoptive mother, Honora Beaugh; seven brothers, Percy Higginbotham, Joseph Honore Beaugh, Leonidas Beaugh, Theodore Beaugh, Albert Beaugh, Frank Beaugh and Roaul Beaugh; and four sisters, Josephine Richard, Corinne Lavergne, Louise Auzenne and Louisiana Ruptier. Visiting hours will be observed from 8 a.m. Friday until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Melancon Funeral Home of Grand Coteau is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Crowley Post-Signal 06/18/ 2000

Joyce Marie Higginbotham Francois (1922-2000) LA

CHURCH POINT - Mrs. Burley Francois, 77, nee, Joyce Higginbotham, died at 12 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Acadia-St. Landry Hospital in Church Point. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 19, 2000 in Our Lady Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be held in the church cemetery. Guidry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Lake Charles American Press 7/7/2000
Cynthia Marie King Higginbotham (ca1961-2000) LA

JENNINGS - Funeral services for Cynthia Marie Higginbotham, 39, will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, in Immanuel Christ Sanctified Holiness Church.
Felton R. Joseph will officiate. Dismissal will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery under the direction of Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Sunday in the church.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, in the Jennings hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Eddie Higginbotham of Jennings; three sons, Randy K. Davis Jr., Gregory R. Livingston Jr. and Lance E. Higginbotham, all of Jennings; three brothers, Kevin J. King of Lake Charles, Arthur Etienne Jr. of Chicago and Travis D. Etienne of Jennings; one sister, Carolyn J. Simon of Jennings; her mother and stepfather, Betty Etienne and Arthur Etienne Sr. of Jennings; and one grandchild.
 

 

Opelousas Daily World 07/14/2000

Preston Higginbotham (1934-2000) LA
EUNICE - Funeral services for Mr. Preston Higginbotham, 66, will be held at 3 p.m. today in St. Thomas More Catholic Church here with burial in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Church Point. Quirk & Son Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

 

Crowley Post-Signal 10/27/ 2000

Marie Lillian Matte Higginbotham (1908-2000) LA

CHURCH POINT - Lillian Matte Higginbotham, 92, died on Wednesday, October 25, 2000, at Acadia - St. Landry Guest House. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2000, at Our Lady of the Sacred Catholic Church. Burial will be held in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Opelousas World Daily 12/03/2000

Leonce Higginbotham (1917-2000) LA
PORT BARRE - Funeral services for Mr. Leonce Higginbotham, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church here with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Mike Hebert will conduct the services.
Mr. Higginbotham died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, December 1, at Opelousas General Hospital. He was a dozer Operator and an army veteran from World War II.
Survivors include: His wife, Rena Fontenot Higginbotham of Port Barre; one daughter, Mrs. Pam Higginbotham Devillier of Waco, Texas; three sons, Johnny Higginbotham of St. Louis, Mo., Kenneth Higginbotham of Port Barre, and Michael Higginbotham of Opelousas; one sister, Mrs. Josephine Doucet of Opelousas; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Anna Bellard Higginbotham.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. today until 10 p.m. and again from 8 a.m. until the time of services Monday.
A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. tonight.
Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Opelousas World Daily 12/05/2000

Beulah Higginbotham Benoit (1917-2000) LA

CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Higginbotham Benoit, 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery. Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Opelousas World Daily 01/07/2001

Howard Higginbotham (1908-2001) LA
CHURCH POINT - Funeral services for Howard Higginbotham, 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday Jan. 8 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church here with burial in the church cemetery.
Guidry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Opelousas World Daily 02/09/2001

Josephine Soulas Higginbotham
GRAND COTEAU - Funeral services for Josephine Soulas Higginbotham, 79, will be held at Melancon Funeral Home (date and time are pending).
Interment will be in St. Charles Borromeo Church Cemetery in Grand Coteau.
A resident of Opelousas, Higginbotham died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001, in her home.
Survivors include her four children, Cheryl Higginbotham Abdalla and her husband, Robert; Ronald James Higginbotham and his wife, Denise; Wilson John Higginbotham; and Judy Stanford and Fred Bastien. She is also survived by three grandchildren, April Ivy Kelly and her husband, Jamie; John Michael Hernandez Stanford and Joshua Caleb Higginbotham; and one great-grandchild, Madeleine Jayne Kelly. Other survivors include her brother, Lester; her nephew, Whitbury J. Stelly and his wife, Neva; and her niece, Vivian Alleman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Joseph "Hick" Higginbotham; her parents, Laura Ivy Soulas and Victor Soulas and two sisters, Ida Soulas Lanclos and Dora Soulas Stelly; and three brothers, Calaway Soulas, Afred Soulas and Victor Soulas Jr. Melancon Funeral Home in Grand Coteau is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 05/03/2001

Eula Mae Higginbotham Fontenot (1933-2001) LA
Funeral services for Eula Mae Fontenot, 67, will be at 2 p.m. today, May 3, in Johnson Funeral Home.
The Rev. John Giles will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation is from 8 a.m.
Mrs. Fontenot died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2001, in a local hospital.
She was a native of Bosco and had lived in Lake Charles for more than 50 years. She was a cashier at Kroger for many years. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church.
Survivors include four sons, George Clayton Broussard of Laurel, Miss., and Warren Broussard, Stephen Broussard Sr. and Kermit Broussard, all of Lake Charles; one daughter, Wendolyn Lopez of Lake Charles; three brothers, Abbie Higginbotham and Percy Higginbotham, both of Lake Charles, and Emery Higginbotham of Houma; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
  
 

 

06/30/2001

Sara Ellen Keel Higginbotham (1916-2001) LA
DERIDDER - Funeral services for Sara E. Higginbotham, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Old Cypress Cemetery. Mrs. Higginbotham died Thursday, June 28, 2001, in DeRidder.

 

 

Opelousas World Daily 07/15/2001

Justine Blanchard Higginbotham (1911-2001) LA
RICHARD-Funeral services for Mrs. Justine B. Higginbotham, 89, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Edwards Catholic Church here with burial in the St. Edward Cemetery.
Quirk and Son Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 10/11/2001

Ella Mae Cormier Higginbotham Bourque (1932-2001) LA
Funeral services for Ella Mae Cormier Higginbotham Bourque, 73, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, from St. Margaret Catholic Church.
The Rev. Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Burial will be in Frye Cemetery in Mowata under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Visitation is 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today, with a rosary at 7 p.m., and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Bourque died at 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, in a local hospital.
She was a native of Eunice, and she had lived in Lake Charles for 66 years. She was a longtime agent for Security Industrial Insurance Co. She was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Bourque of Lake Charles; four daughters, Patricia Franklin of Buna, Texas, Kathy Higginbotham of Haughton, Vickie Trotter of Dayton, Texas, and Fay Leverkuhn of Ragley; four sons, Kenneth Higginbotham of Moss Bluff, James Higginbotham and Gary Higginbotham, both of Lake Charles, and Randy Higginbotham of Carlyss; one stepson, Ronnie Vassar of Morgantown, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Peggy Johnson of Peachtree, Ga.; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Ashley County (AR) Ledger 01/02/2002

Elizabeth Christine Higginbotham Sullivan (1914-2002) MS/LA

 Christine Higginbotham Sullivan, 87, of Jonesboro, LA, died Thursday, January 3, 2002, at the Memphis East Baptist Hospital in Memphis, TN. Born May 14, 1914, in Winston County, MS, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde S. Sullivan, Sr., a former mayor of Hamburg; her parents, Willie K. and Leona Clark Higginbotham; three brothers, William, Paul and Grady Higginbotham; and one sister, Bessie Reed. She is survived by a son, Clyde E. Sullivan, Jr., of Jonesboro, LA; two daughters, Pauline Lochala and husband Roddy of Hamburg and Louise Burnett of Memphis, TN; one sister, Annie White of Shuqualak, MS; two brothers, Brooks Higginbotham of Shuqualak MS, and Kittrel Higginbotham of Greenwood, MS. Her grandchildren are Roddy "Butch" Lochala, Dr. Richard Lochala, Michael Burnett, Chris Burnett, Karen Burnett, Shea Sullivan and Stacey Sullivan. Great-grandchildren are Dr. Rod, Stephanie, Nathan, Joshua, Whitney and Hannah Lochala and Joe Michael, John David, Stacy, Christy, Billy and Bobby Burnett. Great-great-granddaughters are Mary Mills Lochala and Abigail Lochala. Funeral services were January 5 at the Edmonds Funeral Home chapel in Jonesboro with Rev. Perry Lassiter and Bro. Dwayne M. Boudreaux officiating. Burial followed services at the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro. Memorials may be made to the Ashley County Health Foundation, P. O. Box 400, Crossett, AR 71635 or to the Hamburg High School Honors Scholarship Fund, c/o Dorothy Higginbotham, 518 South Main, Hamburg, AR 71646.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 02/13/2002

Ethel Irene Davis Hebert Higginbotham (1901-2002) LA/TX
WELSH — Funeral services for Ethel Irene Hebert Higginbotham, 100, of Longview, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, from Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. The Rev. Herbert May will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home. Visitation is 3:30-9 p.m. today, with a rosary at 7 p.m., and from 8 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Mrs. Higginbotham died at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in Welsh. She was a native of Welsh. She was a homemaker. She was a former town clerk and was Welsh's first librarian. She was a parade marshal for the Welsh Fourth of July parade. She was an oil painter and a member of the Oil Painting and China Painting Guild. She was a member of Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America and the church rosary group.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 02/13/2002

Eunice Effie Higginbotham Parker (1917-2002) LA
DERIDDER — Funeral services for Effie Higginbotham Parker, 84, of Junction, will be at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 13, in Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Mrs. Parker died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2002, in her residence.
 

 

 

Livingston Parish News 03/25/2002

Ava Lucille Comish Higginbotham (1912-2002) LA
Ava Lucille Comish "Maw Maw Pretty" Higginbotham died at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 89, a resident of Holden and a native of Denham Springs. She was a retired school bus driver with the Livingston Parish School Board. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, Monday. Religious services were at the funeral home chapel, Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Hathorn. Interment was in Higginbotham Family Cemetery, Holden. She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Ava and Glenn Stevens, Mary and L.W. Trawick and Paula and Edward Green; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Austin Higginbotham, Michael and Linda Faye Higginbotham and Linda L. Higginbotham; a brother, Dr. Allen B. Comish, Macon, Ga.; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Austin Higginbotham Sr.; parents, the Rev. Henry T. and Lucy Tucker Comish; seven brothers and four sisters. She was a member of Holden Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, and she served on the Livingston Parish Library Board.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 04/28/2002
Odessia Mae Refitte Higginbotham (1925-2002) LA

DERIDDER - Odessia Higginbotham, 76, died Saturday, April 27, 2002, in a local hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, in Myers-Colonial Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
 

 

Crowley Post-Signal 06/30/2002

Mary Verlie Higginbotham Cormier (1917-2002) LA

CHURCH POINT - Mrs. Lloyd Cormier, 84, (Verlie Higginbotham), died Thursday, June 27, 2002 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 29, at 2 p.m. at Guidry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Cemetery in Opelousas with Guidry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 08/09/2002

Jean E. Chaney Higginbotham (1941-2002) LA/NC
Jean E. Higginbotham, 61, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, in Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, N.C.
She was born Jan. 5, 1941, in Lake Arthur to Verdner Chaney and the late Cora Chaney. She attended school in Lake Arthur and later became a certified nursing assistant, which was her occupation until the time of her illness. She was a kind, loving and caring person with a genuine personality, which displayed her uniqueness. She will be deeply missed and not forgotten by all who knew her.
Survivors include three sons, Gary D. Higginbotham of Lake Charles, Eddie Higginbotham III and wife Ella, both of Jennings, and Darrell J. Higginbotham and fiance Alicia, both of Lake Charles; three daughters, Dana Higginbotham of Greenville, N.C., Diane Higginbotham-Maybank and husband Michael, both of Greenville, and Melania Higginbotham of Vanceboro, N.C.; her father, Verdner Chaney of Lake Arthur; two sisters, Marjorie Jones of Lake Arthur and Norma Jean Johnson of Houston; three brothers, Howard Lee of Killeen, Texas, Gilbert Lee of Houston and Freddy Chaney of Lake Charles; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother, Jerry Chaney; one son, Michael Higginbotham; her mother, Cora Chaney; and one sister, Elaine Benoit.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, in the Jennings Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
 

 

 

Livingston Parish News 08/24/2002

Jeanette Resetar Higginbotham (1947-2002) LA
Jeanette Resetar Higginbotham died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was 55 and a resident of Livingston. She was a retired teacher at Doyle Elementary School. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, Monday, with recitation of the rosary. Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Albany, Tuesday. Burial was in the church cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Sterling Higginbotham of Livingston; a daughter, Dayna Jeanette Higginbotham; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Ryan Higginbotham and Sterling Joseph and Rebecca Murphy Higginbotham; three sisters, Diane, Mary and Carolyn; two brothers, Donald and Theodore "Ted"; and a grandson, Ryan Joseph Higginbotham. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Good Resetar; and a brother, Raymond. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

 

 

Crowley Post-Signal 11/19/2002

John Pershing Higginbotham (1944-2002) LA

CHURCH POINT - John Pershing Higginbotham, 58, died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, in a Lafayette hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Guidry Funeral Home in in charge of arrangements.
 

 

Baton Rouge Advocate 11/30/2002

Eldora Matthews Higginbotham (1924-2002) LA

She died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Baton Rouge Health Care Center. She was 78. Visiting at Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious service at Little Ezion Baptist Church, Slaughter, at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Donald D. Robertson Sr. Burial in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery, Wilson. Survived by her husband, Louis Higginbotham.

 

 

Baton Rouge Advocate 01/01/2003

Cheryl Julia Higginbotham Cannon (1948-2002) LA/MI

Passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002, in Canton, Mich. She was 54, Memorial service at St. Isidore Catholic Church Baker, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church, Canton, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, celebrated by the Rev. Kelly. Survived by her husband, James M. Cannon Jr.

 

 

Times Picayune 01/09/2003

Velma Higginbotham Mellinger (1918-2003) LA

Velma Higginbotham Mellinger on Tuesday, January 7, 2003. Wife of the late Stephen J. Mellinger. Mother of Barbara Leblanc and the late Sandra Leblanc. Daughter of the late Samuel Higginbotham and Ida Badinger Higginbotham. Sister of the late Samuel 'Buddy' Higginbotham Jr. Grandmother of Melissa Thorne Fulton, Scott Thorne and Jason Thorne. Also survived by 6 great grandchildren. Mellinger was a homemaker and gifted ceramist. Age 84 years. A native of New Orleans, former resident of Mandeville and resident of Metairie for the past 2-1/2 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. from the funeral home of McMahon-Coburn- Briede, 600 Moss St. Interment in Green Wood Cemetery. Friends may visit after 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

 


Natchez, MS Democrat 03/26/2003

Fredrick Loyd Higginbotham (1935-2003) LA
July 19, 1935 - March 21, 2003
WATERPROOF, La. - Services for Fredrick Loyd "Freddie" Higginbotham, 67, of Waterproof, who died Friday, March 21, 2003, at Camelot Leisure Living Nursing Home in Ferriday, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Freddie Moore officiating.
Burial will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery in Waterproof under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home of Ferriday.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church.
Mr. Higginbotham was born July 19, 1935, in St. Joseph, the son of Ben Higginbotham and Mary Ella Battle Carroll.
He was a retired longshoreman, a Baptist and served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Mary Ella Carroll of Waterproof; his wife, Annie Reed Higginbotham of New Orleans; one son, Dennis Higginbotham of Rowlett, Texas; one stepson, Lawrence Reed, and his wife, Debra, both of Long Beach, Calif.; three stepsisters, Mary Alice Carroll of New Orleans and Louise Brown and Ethel Walker, both of Waterproof; and one stepbrother, Henry Carroll of Chicago.

 

 

Leesville Daily Leader 04/16/2003
Mary Moveline Higginbotham Nein (1913-2003) MS/LA/TX
Mary Moveline (Higginbotham) Nein, 89, of Austin, Texas, went home to be with her precious Lord on April 14, 2003. She was born December 22, 1913, in Greenwood, Mississippi, to Burkett and Myrtle (Harden) Higginbotham. Until recently, she had been a resident of Leesville, La., for more than 30 years. She retired from the state as a laundry supervisor at the Leesville State School -- the residents of the school always held a special place in her heart. Preceded in death by parents Burkett and Myrtle, step-father Walter Watson, and nine brothers and sisters, her husband of 31 years August Eugene Nein, daughters, Doris D. (Bond) Gribbin-Mikell and D. Nadine (Bond) Sprinkle, grandson Robert Sprinkle, and great-grandson Chad Hyde. She is survived by her sister Kathryn Fielder of Harbor, Oregon, and brother Raymond Watson and wife Patricia of Cosmopolis, Washington, grandchildren, Kenneth Sprinkle and partner Alex Villalobos of Austin, Texas, Jeannie Hyde-Eft and husband John of Phoenix, Arizona, D. Kay Gribbin-Uchiyama and husband Elliott of Dallas, Texas; Jack Gribbin Jr. and wife Mary of San Antonio, Texas, and Delicia Gribbin of Garland, Texas, great-grandchildren Brady Kohler, Christopher and Else Hyde, Richard Driver, Jason and Dawn Driver, Kimberly and Kris Kremer, William Hartshorn, Kyle Uchiyama, Jack Gribbin III and Paul Gribbin, great-great- grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tristan, Mark, Nick, Jason, Kolton, Elijah and Isaiah, many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Our sweet grandma worked hard all her life. She loved her garden, especially the roses, and had a special knack for making things grow. She enjoyed fishing, was a wonderful cook, and always appreciated the simple things in life. She will live on in our hearts and we will never forget the love she had for her family and friends. Family visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 16. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. in the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville. The Rev. Benny Backlund will officiate. Burial will follow in the Canaan Cemetery in Leesville.

 

 

Houma Courier 04/17/2003

Joyce Jean Burke Higginbotham (1936-2003) TX/LA

Joyce Jean Higginbotham, 67, a native of Morton, Texas, and resident of Houma, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2003. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to funeral time today at Falgout Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be at 6 p.m. today at the chapel. She is survived by one son, Thomas Wayne Higginbotham Sr.; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Cheryl) Parfait; one stepbrother, Alan Burke; four grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Desiree) Melancon, Mrs. Ryan (Tennie) Ross, Thomas W. Higginbotham Jr. and Paul Leroy Higginbotham; and two great-grandchildren, KiLyn and Kinslee Ross. She was preceded in death by her parents, Coy T. and Marie Alexander Burke; one son, Mikel LeRoy Higginbotham; two grandchildren, Hollie and Eric Higginbotham; one brother, Jerry Josey; and one sister, Jimmy Carol. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

05/30/2003

Corie L. Higginbotham (1950-2003) LA

A resident of Greensburg, she departed this life Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at St. Helena Parish Hospital, Greensburg. She was 53. Visiting at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., La. 1042, Greensburg, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Religious service at Turner Chapel AME Church, 831 Turner Chapel Road, Greensburg, the Rev. Stanley J. Carter, pastor, at 11 a.m. Saturday. The service will be conducted by James Oden. Interment in church cemetery.
 

 

Crowley Post-Signal 07/18/2003

Daniel Joseph Higginbotham (1926-2003) LA

CHURCH POINT – Dan Higginbotham, 79, died Thursday, July 17, 2003 at Acadia-St. Landry Hospital in Church Point. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at Guidry Funeral Home Chapel in Church Point. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Church Point under the direction of Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point.

 

 

Leesville Daily Leader 08/10/2003
Edna Louise Alexander Higginbotham (1929-2003) LA
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Louise Higginbotham, 73, of Leesville will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 10, in the Pine Hill Baptist Church in Leesville with the Revs. M.C. Green and Paul Massey officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held from 8 a.m. to noon today in the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until time of service in the church. Mrs. Higginbotham died Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Natchitoches Parish Hospital in Natchitoches. She was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnie Higginbotham. Survivors include one son, Michael Higginbotham of Pirates Cove; four daughters, Linda Higginbotham, Sandra Canady and Connie Quam, all of Leesville, and Dorothy Smith of Anacoco; three brothers, Noel Alexander and Ear Alexander, both of Leesville, and James Alexander of Houston, Texas; one sister, Betty Parker of Leesville; 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
 

 

Times Picayune 08/30/2003

Lilburn Higginbotham Cancienne (1927-2003) LA

Lilburn "Bonnie" Higginbotham Cancienne on Friday, August 29, 2003 at 3:39 a.m. beloved wife of the late Paul Louis Cancienne, mother of Terry P. Cancienne and Linda C. Franz, mother-in-law of Karen McBee Cancienne and Val J. Franz, IV. Daughter of the late Celise Colligan and Jack
Higginbotham. Sister of the late James Bernard Higginbotham and Ruth Colligan. Grandmother of Tammy Merritt, Amanda Franz, Katie Jo, Jake, Kelley and Emelie Cancienne. Great-Grandmother of Ethan Jacob Cancienne. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Aged 76 years, a native of Church Point, La and a resident of Kenner for the past 42 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a funeral mass from the Kenner Funeral Home of L.A. Muhleisen & Son, 2607 Williams Blvd on Saturday, August 30, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may visit from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation,
5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244, preferred.

 

 

Franklin County Times 11/06/2003

Tami Higginbotham Demoulin (ca1964-2003) AL/LA
Secretary
PHILADELPHIA Services for Tami Higginbotham Demoulin will be today at 11:30 a.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Butler officiating. Burial will be in Shuqualak Cemetery.
Mrs. Demoulin, 39, of Fordoche, La., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, in Port Allen, La.
Survivors include her husband, Mark Demoulin Sr.; step-sons, Mark Demoulin Jr. and Justin Demoulin, all of Fordoche; her mother, Seretha Hartness of Preston; grandmother, Loridia Williams of Preston; sisters, Debra Higginbotham and Amanda Higginbotham Cumberland, both of Philadelphia; and a brother, Mikel Higginbotham of Shuqualak.


 

Hammond Daily Star 11/07/2003

Lester E. Higginbotham Sr. (1948-2003) LA

GREENSBURG - Lester E. Higginbotham Sr., 55, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at his home.
He was a native of Wisner and a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Higginbotham of Greensburg; one daughter, Jennifer Higginbotham of Greensburg; one son, Lester Higginbotham Jr. of Greensburg; and one brother, Bill Higginbotham of Hayti, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Higginbotham and Bernice Tillman Higginbotham; and one sister, Joy Ann Patton.
Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 11. The Rev. Gill Higginbotham and the Rev. Richard Brown will conduct the service. Burial will be in Evans Cemetery, Gillsburg, Miss.
 

 

Livingston Parish News 12/07/2003

Woodrow Austin Higginbotham Jr. (1937-2003) (LA)
Woodrow Austin Higginbotham Jr. died Friday evening, Dec. 5, 2003, at his residence in Holden. He was 66 and a native of Holden. He was a member of Sheet Metal Local 21. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home chapel, Livingston, Tuesday until religious services, conducted by the Rev. Jeff Hawthorn. Burial was in Higginbotham Family Cemetery, Holden. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda "Beth" and Bruce Stewart, Holden, and Sharon Higginbotham, North Carolina; a son, Charles Austin Higginbotham, Holden; three sisters, Ava Stevens, Mary Trawick and Paula Green, all of Holden; a brother, Michael Higginbotham, Holden; three grandchildren, Josh Stewart and his wife, Rachel, Jesse Stewart and Heather Higginbotham; four great-grandchildren; and former wife, Linda Higginbotham, Holden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Austin Sr. and Ava Comish Higginbotham.

 

 

The Franklin Sun 12/10/2003
Frances Ella Barfield Higginbotham (1912-2003) LA
Funeral services of Frances Ella Higginbotham, 91, of Newellton were held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Newellton with the Rev. Fulton McGraw and Bro. Larry Foster officiating.
Burial followed at Legion Memorial Cemetery near Newellton under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro.
Mrs. Higginbotham was born Oct. 1, 1912 in Fort Necessity and went to be with her Lord Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003. She was a member of Newellton First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 58 years. She was a member of the Young at Heart Club in the church.
Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her daughter Cloteal Stockstill; her parents Henry and Annie Barfield; two brothers, Leonard Barfield and Buster Barfield.
Survivors include sons: Ray Higginbotham, Newellton; Paul Higginbotham, Mt. View, Ark.; sister, Lela Warren, Newellton; brothers, Bill Barfield and Bob Barfield, both of Newellton; David Barfield, LaPorte, Texas; and Quincy Barfield, Mt. View, Ark.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the church.

 

 

Crowley Post-Signal 03/08/2004

Dennis Paul Higginbotham (1955-2004) LA

CHURCH POINT – Paul “Polo” Higginbotham, Jr., 49, died Sunday, March 7, 2004 at his residence in Church Point. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 9, at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Branch. Burial will be St. Edmund Cemetery in Branch under the direction of Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point.
 

 


Natchez, MS Democrat 04/04/2004

Iva Lee Higginbotham Breland (1920-2004) AL/LA
July 11, 1920 - April 3, 2004
FERRIDAY, La. - Services for Iva H. Breland, 83, of Clayton, who died Saturday, April 3, 2004 in Alexandria, will be Monday, April 5, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Comer Funeral Home Chapel in Ferriday with the Rev. John Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Natchez.
Visitation is today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Comer in Ferriday.
Mrs. Breland was born July 11, 1920, in Collinsville, the daughter of Amon M. and Myrtle W. Higginbotham. She was a resident of Clayton since 1938 and a homemaker. She was a member of the Clayton Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband J.C. Breland, a daughter, Kathy Joyce Breland, two brothers, Hobert and Roy Higginbotham and two sisters, Ruby Breland and Thelma Chisholm.
Survivors include four sons, Wendell Breland of Ridgecrest, Doyle Breland of Natchez, Marshall Breland of Alto, La., and Noel Breland of Gonzales, La.; two daughters, Evelyn Crawford of Sicily Island, La., and Carolyn Lushute of Ferriday, La.; two brothers, Carl Higginbotham of Avita Springs, Texas, and Herston Higginbotham of Bruceville, Texas; two sisters, Monie Jo Barfield of Newellton and Catherine Chisholm of Prairieville, La.; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Breland's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
 

 

Livingston Parish News 05/03/2004

John Everett Higginbotham (1942-2004) MS/LA
John E. Higginbotham died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. He was 61 and a native of Calhoun City, Miss. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Robert Sparks, Grenada, Miss.; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Crissie Higginbotham, Denham Springs; a sister, Martha Kaye Hall, West Monroe; two brothers, E.J. Higginbotham, Walker, and Billy Higginbotham, Longview, Texas; and eight grandchildren, Tonya M. Mullen, Kayla D. Higginbotham, Sasha R. Mullen, Kayleigh E. Higginbotham, Kevin L. Hill, Crystal J. Higginbotham, Elizabeth B. Sparks and Marissa R. Sparks. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.E. and Eva Marie Vines Higginbotham; a sister, Nana Elizabeth Higginbotham; and two brothers, Robert and Kenneth Higginbotham.
 

 

06/22/2004

Jace E. Higginbotham (2004-2004) LA
JONESVILLE - Services for Jace E. Higginbotham, of Jonesville, La., who died Monday, June 21, 2004, at his residence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church with Bro. Norris Poole officiating.
Burial will be in the Huffmans Cemetery under the direction of Young's Funeral Home Jonesville.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. Thursday until time of service Friday at the church.

 

 

07/24/2004

William Garber Higginbotham (1920-2004) OH/LA

A retired journalist and editor of Linn's Stamp News, was 84, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Bellaire, Ohio. He was a U.S. Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, having served with the 8th Airborne Division. He was also a war correspondent and wrote for the Stars and Stripes. Survived by his wife, Phyllis Weiland Higginbotham, Baton Rouge; two daughters and a son-in-law, Beryl Higginbotham Parsons and Robert Parsons, Baton Rouge, and Diane Higginbotham, Houston; two granddaughters, Robyn Parsons, New York City, and Paige Parsons Gagliano and husband Louis Gagliano, Baton Rouge; and great-grandchildren, Bailey Wax and Ethan Wax. Preceded in death by his parents, Beryl Garber Higginbotham and Eugene Higginbotham. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. He was member of 8th Airborne Historical Society, a Mason, member of Scottish Rite and a Shriner.

 

 

Houma Courier 08/11/2004

Thomas Wayne Higginbotham Sr. (1960-2004)

Thomas "Tom Tom" Wayne Higginbotham, 44, a native and resident of Houma, died Saturday, July 24, 2004. Graveside services were held at Woolsey Cemetery in Loco. He is survived by his father, Thomas Leroy Higginbotham of Loco; two sons, Thomas Wayne Jr. and Paul Leroy, both of Houma; and one sister, Cheryl Parfait of Houma. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Jean Higginbotham; and one brother, Mike Higginbotham. He was a welder. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to any Bank One in his name.

 

 

The Advocate 09/11/2004

Louis "Duke" Higginbotham (1922-2004) MS/LA

"DUKE" A retired production laborer for Gulf States Utilities and a resident of Zachary, he was 80 and a native of Meadville, Miss. Survived by a son, Robert Higginbotham; Lorrine Hayes, who he reared; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Eldora Matthews Higginbotham; parents, Medric and Lucille H. Higginbotham; two brothers and five sisters.

 

 

Natchez, MS Democrat 10/09/2004

Donald Earl "Cowboy" Higginbotham Sr. (1951-2004) WV/OH/LA

Apr. 1, 1951 - Oct. 7, 2004

VIDALIA, La. - Services for Donald Earl "Cowboy" Higginbotham Sr., 53, who died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at his residence, will be 11 a.m. today at Vidalia Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. Glen Harrigill officiating.

Burial will be in the Coax Baptist Church Cemetery in Winnsboro, La. under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Mr. Higginbotham was born Apr. 1, 1951, in Rainelle, W.Va., the son of and Helen Mullins Higginbotham and the late Thomas Earl Higginbotham. He was a member of Vidalia Riverside Baptist Church. He was a beloved husband, father, grandpaw, and friend.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Higginbotham of Ferriday, La.; three children, Donald Earl Higginbotham Jr., Sharon Wright and husband Robert Wright Jr., and Tanya Atkins and husband Billie Lee Atkins, all of Ridgecrest, La.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Higginbotham, Donald Higginbotham III, Brittany Higginbotham, Rebecca Atkins, Haley Atkins, Trey Wright, Dustin Wright, and Jason Wright; his mothers, Helen Dreher of Canton, Ohio and Clara "Maw" Seymour of Ferriday, La.; brother, Jerry Higginbotham and wife Linda Higginbotham of Waynesboro, Pa.; three sisters, Joyce Seigle of Gainesville, Fla., Terri Staats of Canton, Ohio, and Renee Beckman of East Sparta, Ohio.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Jenkins, Tom Vigil, Bobby Mulvihill, Juan Moreno, Amos Coley, and Michael Freeman.

 

 

Times Picayune 11/04/2004

Clary Peter Higginbotham (1942-2004) LA

Clary Higginbotham "Hick", age 61died Tuesday, November 2nd 2004 at 12:20pm of pancreatic cancer at his home in Chalmette, Louisiana. He was born on December 19, 1942 in Lafayette, La. Son of the late Theobert Higginbotham and Lora Doucet. Mr. Higginbotham grew up in Whiteville, La. He graduated from Bunkie High School in 1961. He retired from Domino Sugar Corp. with 39 years of service. He was The Car Show and Cruise Night chairman for The Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard Parish. Mr. Higginbotham was the brother of the late Melvin Higginbotham of Palestine, Texas and the father of the late Toby Higginbotham of Chalmette. He is survived by his wife Evelyn Walker of Chalmette, La.; his
sons Rickey Higginbotham of Chalmette, La. and Jason Higginbotham, also Of Chalmette, La.; his grandchildren Timothy Higginbotham, Lora Higginbotham and Aidan Higginbotham; his sisters Jane Monier of Ville Platte, La. and Dessie Brown of Whiteville, La. Family, friends, employees of Domino Sugar Corp. and members of The Antique Auto Club of St. Bernard are invited to attend an evening visitation to be held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue Street, Chalmette, La on Friday, November 5th from 5:00pm to10:00pm and again an Saturday November 6th from 8:30am  to 10:30am. A funeral mass will follow at Our Lady Of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Rd., Chalmette, La. at 11:00am. Internment will follow in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to The Clary Higginbotham Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund at any Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
 

 

Minden Press-Herald 11/16/2004
Dennis Colby Higginbotham (1984-2004) LA

D. Colby Higginbotham
Funeral services for Mr. D. Colby Higginbotham, 20, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at Samart Funeral Home in Houma. Visitation will be held from 2 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home. Mr. Higginbotham, a native and resident of Houma, passed away Saturday, Nov. 13,in Houma. He was born Oct. 28, 1984. He was employed with Rivette Services of Houma and was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jerry D. Voorhies. He is survived by his father, Kevin Higginbotham and step-mother, Lisa; mother, Andrea House Higginbotham; uncle and aunt, Dan and Cyndi Rivette, Debbie Morgan and husband John Paul "J.P." Morgan, Kelly Higginbotham Warren and husband Glen and Kristi Higginbotham Hays; sister, Harley Marie Higginbotham; cousins, Danielle, Jeff, Brandon, Haley, Garrett, Taylor, Ty, Hutton, D.J. and Krysten; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Sandra Higginbotham; and grandmother, Mrs. Bobbie K. Voorhies.
 

 

Livingston Parish News 12/31/2004

Jack Higginbotham (1927-2004) LA
Jack "Scott" Higginbotham Jr. died in his sleep at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Golden Age Nursing Home, Denham Springs. He was 77 and a resident and native of Walker. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home chapel, Denham Springs, Friday until religious services, conducted by the Rev. Carl Rushing. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty Higginbotham; three daughters and a son-in-law, Glenda and Timothy Milner Hodge, Cheryl Higginbotham and Audrey Higginbotham; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott Patrick and Janice Higginbotham; three sisters, Jackie Higginbotham, Rebecca Smith and Maggie Higginbotham; five brothers, Louis, Julius, Charles, Sterling, and Phillip Higginbotham; two grandchildren, Shaun and Alicia Higginbotham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Smart Higginbotham; father, Jack Higginbotham Sr.; a sister, Martha Lee; and two brothers, Mark and Jerry P. Higginbotham Sr.

 

 

Rayne Acadian-Tribune 03/2005

Marie Elita Higginbotham Hebert (1925-2005) LA
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2005, at a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Catholic Church for Elita Higginbotham Hebert, 79, who died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at her residence at 9:30 p.m..
Interment was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery #2.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Joseph "Saul" Hebert, of Rayne; two daughters, Betty Hebert Bryan and husband Julius, of Houston, Texas, Brunella Hebert Borne and husband Curtis, of Perry, Ga.; one grandson, Thomas Edwards Bryan, of Houston, Texas; and one brother, Ben J. Higginbotham, of Church Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Higginbotham and Marie Briscoe Higginbotham; four brothers, Elridge, Horace, Abram and Harry Higginbotham; and six sisters, Mary Belle Olivier, Agatha Guidry, Dula Bergeron, Ella Thibodeaux, May Ashford and Denilda Richard.
Mrs. Hebert was a housewife and enjoyed working in her flower bed.
A rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
The family requested that the visiting hours be observed on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until service time.
The Hebert family would like to thank Southern Hospice and Dr. D. Thomas Curtis and many friends who helped in the time of their need.
Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home Inc. of Rayne.

 

 

News-Star 07/02/2005

Billie Marie Long Higginbotham-Spillers (1944-2005) LA

Billie Higginbotham-Spillers of Monroe, an insurance adjuster, died Wednesday. Services are 10 a.m. today at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Downsville Cemetery.

 

 

News-Star 07/13/2005

Patsy Ann Meeks Higginbotham (1931-2005) LA

Mulhearn Funeral Home - Monroe, Louisiana Services for Mrs. Patsy Ann Meeks Higginbotham, 74, of Monroe, LA, will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 12, 2005, at Loch Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Myrick, Rev. Lynn Townsend, and Rev. Shorty Leggitt officiating. Interment will follow in Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Rd., Monroe. Mrs. Higginbotham passed away on July 10, 2005, at her residence. She was a lifelong member of Loch Arbor Baptist Church. Mrs. Higginbotham was very family oriented. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Higginbotham also enjoyed music and loved to play the piano and cook. She was a very outgoing person who never met a stranger. Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and Gladys Meeks, and sister, Eula Mae Foster. Survivors include her husband "Love of Her Life", Leroy Higginbotham of Monroe, LA; children, Randy O'Neal and wife, Lisa of Monroe, LA; and Kaye Lee and husband, Philip of Pearl, MS; four grandchildren: Chris and Katie O'Neal and Corey and Chad Lee; and two great-grandchildren, Jace and Jared Lee. Pallbearers will be Corey Lee, Chad Lee, Chris O'Neal, Terry Higginbotham, Ronald Parker, and Justin Higginbotham. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Monday at Mulhearn Funeral Home.

 

 

Ashley County (AR) Ledger 08/15/2005

Margaret Ann Finch Higginbotham (1923-2005) AR/LA
Margaret Ann Finch Higginbotham, 81, of Alexandria, LA, died Saturday, August 13, 2005, at Lexington House. She was born December 2, 1923 in Crossett, Arkansas to William E. and Maggie Calhoun Finch. Margaret was a graduate of Crossett High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello. She was married 54 years to the late Leroy Higginbotham, Jr. They resided in Hamburg for 26 years before moving to Alexandria where they lived for 38 years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Alexandria and former member of the Book Club of Alexandria and the Wilshire Garden Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Anne Higginbotham Berlin of Alexandria, one son, Leroy Higginbotham, III of Houston, Texas; one brother, William Finch of Crossett; two grandsons, Bruce Damon Armstrong of Alexandria and Bo Higginbotham of Crossett, one granddaughter, Ashley Taylor of Alexandria and five great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria at 2 p.m. Monday, August 15. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball.

 

 

Times Picayune 08/21/2005

Winona Antonia Robichaux Higginbotham (1912-2005) LA

Winona Antonia Robichaux Higginbotham, a retired RN for The Louisiana State Health Department, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at the age of 93. Mother of the late Jeanne Higginbotham Landry, grandmother of George Pratt Landry, III, John David Landry, Collette Landry Weaver, Timothy James Landry, and Amy Landry Bodet, great-grandmother of George Pratt, IV, Alexis, Justin, Joseph, and Remi Landry, Gabrielle, Amelia, and Joshua Bodet, Stanley and Jeannette Weaver. Daughter of the late Odon Lee and Virginia Robichaux, sister of Mae Delaune and the late Jeanne Pippin, Virginia Addison, Louis, Whitney, Joseph, and Leo Robichaux. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Higginbotham was a native of Iberville Parish, former resident of Ponchatoula, La, and a resident of New Orleans since 1930. A graduate of Ponchatoula High School Class of 1930, graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans, La Class of 1933. She served for the American Red Cross During WW II. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. A funeral mass will be celebrated in the chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, on Monday, August 22, 2005 at 11:00am. Interment to follow in Ponchatoula
Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 9:00 am until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Hammond Strawberry Fields, 116 West Thomas Street, Hammond, La 70401 or the Autism Society Of America Greater New Orleans Chapter, (504) 464-5733.

 

 

The Advocate 09/12/2005
James Edward Higginbotham (1948-2005) LA

A resident and native of Greensburg, he departed this life Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at his home. He was 57. Religious service at Turner Chapel AME Church, 831 Turner Chapel Road, Greensburg, the Rev. Stanley J. Carter, pastor, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Rev. Marvin Schaffer Sr. will officiate the service. Interment in church cemetery. Arrangements by MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., Denham Springs. 

 



Houma Courier 09/28/2005

Betty Jane Farque Moss Higginbotham (1932-2005) LA
Betty Higginbotham, 74, a native of Lake Charles and resident of Houma, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Samart Funeral Home in Bayou Blue.
She is survived by her husband, Emery Paul Higginbotham; two sons, Robert Kim Istre and Liton Paul Higginbotham; one daughter, Louise Marie Hebert; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Louise Broussard Farque; one son, Donnie Lynn Moss; and one brother, Warren Farque.
She was retired and was Catholic.

 

 

Houma Courier 10/24/2005
Bobby Ray Higginbotham (1949-2005) LA
Bobby Ray Higginbotham, 56, a native of DeRidder and resident of Des Allemandes, died at 10:17 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Samart Funeral Home in Raceland.
He is survived by two stepsons, Michael Burton and Jason Burton; one daughter, Valerie H. Bourgeois; four stepdaughters, Debra Perett, Paula Hymel, Dara Higginbotham and Heather Higginbotham; two sisters, Joann Snapp and Mary Ruth Higginbotham; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and Bessie Watson Higginbotham; and one brother, Jerry Dan Higginbotham.

 

 

The Advocate 12/29/2005
Maggie Acenith Higginbotham (1937-2005) LA

A native of Corbin and a resident of Denham Springs, she passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Denham Springs. She was 68. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, on Thursday, Dec. 29, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes at the funeral home chapel on Friday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment in Palmetto Cemetery, Walker. She is survived by a daughter, Terri Higginbotham; sisters, Jackie H. Morales and Rebecca H. Smith; brothers, Julius Edward, Lodney, Phillip, Sterling and Charles Higginbotham; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie S. Higginbotham; father, Jack Higginbotham; sister, Martha Lou Higginbotham Lee; and brothers, Scott, Jerry and Mark Higginbotham.
 

 

05/19/2006

John Thomas Higginbotham (1926-2006) LA

Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas, "J.T.", "Hot", Higginbotham, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2006 at the First Baptist Church of Bastrop with the Rev. Jim Ingram and Rev. L.H. McCollough officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home, Bastrop. The family will receive friends Saturday at the church beginning at 2 p.m. until services. Mr. J.T. Higginbotham was born April 14, 1926 in Bastrop Louisiana and passed away Thursday, May 18, 2006 at Morehouse General Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Douglas and Inez Anderson Higginbotham, and a daughter, Donna Kay Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was a lifelong member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bastrop. He was a Navy veteran of World War II where he served as a military observer after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. He was a retired dairyman and an avid fisherman. Surviving Mr. Higginbotham is his wife of 58 years, Joyce Chesnut Higginbotham, son, Mike Higginbotham and wife Debbie of Bastrop, daughter, Vickie Brown and husband Danny of Normal, Illinois, five grandchildren, Cory Price of Monroe, Kelly Murphy of Rayville, Kevin Brown of Normal, Illinois, Jarrod Brown of Bloomington, Illinois, Matthew Brown of Normal, Illinois, six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Don Higginbotham and Doug Higginbotham both of Bastrop.

 

 

The Advocate 06/05/2006

Julius Edward Higginbotham (1928-2006)  

Higginbotham, Julius Edward A lifelong resident of Livingston, he passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Ochsner Hospital in Baton Rouge. He was 77. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, on Monday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 6, from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Burial in Palmetto Cemetery, Walker. Survived by his sisters, Willie O. Morales and Rebecca Higginbotham Smith; brothers, Lodney, Phillip, Sterling and Charles Higginbotham; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Willie S. Higginbotham; sisters, Martha Lou Lee and Maggie Higginbotham; and brothers, Jack Jr., Jerry and Mark Higginbotham. He attended Judson Baptist Church in Walker and Livingston United Methodist Church in Livingston.

 

 

The Advocate 09/12/2006

Patricia Marie Braud Higginbotham (1936-2006) LA
Higginbotham, Patricia Marie Braud A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Gonzales since 1964 and a native of Baton Rouge. She was the executive director of La Maison Des Enfants for 37 years. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting at St. Mark Catholic Church, La. 621, Gonzales, on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joe Higginbotham; two sons, Edmond P. Higginbotham and wife Jennifer of Alexandria and Michael C. Higginbotham of Gonzales; and two grandchildren, Ryan Higginbotham and wife Sarah and Lauren Higginbotham, all of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Edmond P. and Mildred Trahan Braud. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1955, and attended Grand Coteau College. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

 

 

The Advocate 11/18/2006
Alfred Edward "Freddie" Higginbotham (1943-2006) LA
EUNICE -- Services for "Freddie" Alfred Edward Higginbotham, 63, will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under direction of Quirk & Son Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 8 a.m. today until the services. He died Friday at his residence.
 

 

 

The Advocate 12/01/2006
Clinton Joseph Higginbotham (1917-2006) LA
Higginbotham, Clinton Joseph "Hick" Funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, at 1 p.m. in the Delhomme Funeral Home Chapel of the Flowers, 1101 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, for Clinton Joseph "Hick" Higginbotham, 88, who passed away Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at his home. The Rev. O. Joseph Breaux, pastor of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, will conduct the funeral service. Interment will take place in St. Peter and St. Paul cemeteries in Scott. Mr. Higginbotham, a resident of Lafayette, was the son of the late Ernest Higginbotham Jr., who was of Higginbotham, and the former Agatha Guidry, who was of Church Point. Hick was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was retired from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) as an associate professor in the College of Agriculture. Hick was the manager of the ULL creamery for 35 years. During his career at ULL, Hick helped many young men through school to achieve their goal of completing a college degree. He assisted students financially unable to attend college by finding them jobs, clothing and a place to stay even if it meant housing students in his own home. Hick was always there when a young man needed encouragement, always there to act as a father, friend or older brother. Hick's greatest joys were fishing and cooking at the camp with his boureé friends. He always had a thriving garden and was always willing to share with neighbors and friends. He will be sadly missed by his family and many dear friends. The family would like to thank Hospice of Acadiana for their devoted service during his illness. The family would also like to especially thank Dr. Bill Bernard, who was not only his doctor but a very good and close friend. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Atkins of Fort Worth, Texas; son, Don Higginbotham and wife Sandy of Lafayette; five grandchildren, Jim Higginbotham, Bill Higginbotham, Amy Carlin, Winn Atkins and Mitchell Atkins; eight great-grandchildren, Ross Higginbotham, Grant Higginbotham, William Hayes Atkins, Reed Atkins, Talmidge Atkins, Vanson Atkins, Mickey Atkins and Campbel Atkins; two sisters, Mrs. Albert Latiolais of Lafayette and Mrs. John McMillan; stepsister, Mrs. Mary Ann Leleux of Crowley; and a stepbrother, Patrick Higginbotham. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Georgie Higginbotham; two sisters, Alice Menard and Rena Latiolais; and a stepbrother, Louis Higginbotham. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of service. A rosary will be recited in the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m. by Agatha McMillan. Pallbearers will be Norwood Meche, Ted Latiolais, Don Carlin, Harry Broussard, Jim Higginbotham, Bill Higginbotham, Winn Atkins and Mitch Atkins. Honorary pallbearers are Roland Delahoussaye, J.E. Delahoussaye, Robert Delahoussaye, Amy Carlin and Henry Barker. Donations may be made in Mr. Higginbotham's name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503.

 

 

Rayne Acadian-Tribune 12/28/2006

Lilly Janette Higginbotham (2002-2006) LA
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, with burial in the St. Edmond’s Church Cemetery in Branch for infant Lilly Janette Higginbotham, who died Sunday, December 24, 2006, at 3:45 p.m. in American Legion Hospital in Crowley.
She is survived by her mother, Frances (Patty) Thibodeaux of Branch, and her father, Jude Higginbotham of Church Point; paternal grandparents, Ben and Mary Lilly Higginbotham of Church Point; two aunts, Josette Thibodeaux, Branch, and
Mary and Ricky Guidry, Baton Rouge; six uncles, Andy and Laurie Thibodeaux, Branch, Troy and Darlene Thibodeaux, Glenmora, Cody Thibodeaux, Branch, Russell and Diane Higginbotham, Church Point, Benji Higginbotham, Church Point, and Kenneth Higginbotham, Baton Rouge; and a host of cousins.
Little Lilly was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Oday and Janelle Thibodeaux; her maternal great-grandparents, Foy and Wilma Fontenot; and her paternal great-grandparents.
Duhon Funeral Home of Church Point was in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 01/06/2007
Phyllis Marie Weiland Higginbotham (1922-2007) LA
HIGGINBOTHAM, PHYLLIS MARIE WEILAND "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name: you are mine." Isaiah 43:1. Phyllis, "De Da," 84, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully at her home in Baton Rouge with her family at her side on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007. She was a native of Baton Rouge and an honored educator and member of Alpha Delta Kappa professional sorority. A student of Robert Penn Warren, she obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from LSU. Phyllis, a devout Christian, was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church. Married for 59 years to Garber Higginbotham, her faith was expressed in her love for family and friends and the caring way that she lived her life. She is survived by a brother, William Weiland; her daughters, Beryl Marie Parsons and Diane Lee Higginbotham; a son-in-law, Bob Parsons; granddaughters and their spouses, Paige Parsons Gagliano and Louis Gagliano and Robyn Parsons Wood and Scott Wood; and her loving great-grandchildren, Bailey Christine Wax, Ethan Charles Wax and Grace Marie Gagliano. She was preceded in death by and will joyfully be reunited with her husband, William Garber Higginbotham; infant sister; brother and sister-in-law, Henry Boyd and Ida Weiland; sister-in-law Johnnie Weiland; and parents, Ella Lee Alsworth Weiland and Henry Boyd Weiland. Pallbearers, honored to be at her side, will be her grandchildren, Paige and Louis Gagliano and Robyn and Scott Wood, and her great-grandchildren, Bailey and Ethan Wax and Grace Gagliano, with whom she shared her phenomenal wit, spirit and wisdom. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Sunday, Jan. 7, was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting continues at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until Christian burial service at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Ted Roeling. She will be laid to rest with those who loved her so dearly in Buehler Plains Cemetery Zachary.

 

 

The Advocate 06/05/2007

Marie Natile Matte Higginbotham (1927-2007) LA
(July 31, 1927 - June 2, 2007)

Mrs. Frank Higginbotham, 79 Church Point, La. Funeral Services will be held on Monday June 4,2007 at 2:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Church Point, La. For Natile Matte Higginbotham, 79 who died at 11:15 a.m. on Sat. June 2,2007 at Acadia St. Landry Hospital in Church Point, La. Fr. Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Monsignor Bienvenu Cemetery, Church Point, La. Survivors include : Her husband Frank Higginbotham of Church Point, La., two sons; Early Lejeune and his wife Ivry of Church Point, La., Gilbert Lejeune and his wife Elaine of Church Point, La., one daughter, Raquel Elkins and her husband Roy of St. Amant, La., Grandchildren; Mark Anthony Lejeune, Terry Dale Lejeune, Ashley Elkins. Step- grandchildren; Michael DiLeonardo, Patricia Ann Shepard, Kenneth Boudreaux, Tina Lavergne, Angela Bourgeois, Scotty Boudreaux. The deceased was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Ernestine Matte, a daughter, Carolyn Marie Lejeune, two brothers; Lloyd Matte, Melvin Matte, a sister, Yvonne Comeaux The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 A.M. Sunday June3,2007 until 10:00 P.M., and continue on Monday June 4,2007 from 8:00 A.M. until time of services at 2:00 P.M. Rosary will be recited on Sunday June 3, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. by Fr. Jefferson J. DeBlanc.

 

 

The Advocate 08/07/2007
Edward Eugene Higginbotham (1940-2007) LA
Sgt. Maj. Edward Eugene Higginbotham died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at his residence in Zachary. He was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having received numerous awards and medals. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Tommy Higginbotham. Burial in Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary. Survived by a daughter, Judy Ann Carlton and husband Calvin, Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons, Richard "Bubba" Higginbotham and wife Freddye, and Brandon Higginbotham, all of Zachary; five sisters, Margaret McQueary and husband Carl, Denham Springs, Faye Corsentino, Walker, Gwendolyn Adams, Ethel, Marie Losavio and husband Denny, and Jackie Cashio and husband B.J., all of Baton Rouge; brother, Thomas Higginbotham and wife Eloise, Baker; two grandchildren, Rachel McWilliams and Cameron Higginbotham; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia McWilliams. Preceded in death by his parents, Ella and T.W. Higginbotham; and brother, Rodney Higginbotham.
 

 

The Advocate 11/17/2007

Leola H. Higginbotham (1912-2007) MS/LA
A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Fayette, Miss., she died at 3 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 95. Visiting at New Light Missionary Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Gil Wright. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. She is survived by two daughters, Rosalie S. Burgess and Annie Belle S. Ramsey; two sons, James Sr. and wife Sarah Stampley and John S. and wife Carolyn Higginbotham; 34 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and 54 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Higginbotham; daughter, Bernetha G. Tate; parents and siblings. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are family and friends. She was baptized at the age of 12. She was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church where she was president emeritus of the Deaconess Board. Scott's Bluff Morticians is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

12/01/2007

Michael Joseph Higginbotham (1966-2007) LA

Funeral services will be held at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Catholic Church for Michael Joseph Higginbotham, 41, who passed away Friday, November 30, 2007. The Mass will conducted by Reverend Steven C. LeBlanc, Pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and Reverend Matthew Higginbotham, Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Crowley. Concelebrant will be Monsignor Harry Benefield. Interment will be held in Lafayette Memorial Park. Mr. Higginbotham was a lifelong resident of Lafayette. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He graduated from USL in 1989 with a degree in Accounting. He was a drum major his senior year. He was a strong competitor and won many awards. He was an independent CPA in Lafayette. Michael's life revolved around his family. He loved cooking and music. He took great joy in cooking for his family – be it a Sunday afternoon or a holiday. He was a strong faithful loving husband and father. Michael loved to laugh. He was a positive vibrant person. His smile, kindness, and his giving spirit stayed with everyone he met. He is survived by his wife, Susan Patterson Higginbotham; his parents, James and Amelia Higginbotham; three daughters, Bree Higginbotham, Briley Rose Higginbotham, and Brennan Belle Higginbotham; four sons, Brandon Higginbotham, Brady Higginbotham, Brian Higginbotham, and Braxton Higginbotham all of Lafayette; three sisters, Lisa Higginbotham and companion, Patton Whittington of Tylertown, Mississippi, Hope Gajan and husband, Joseph Gajan, III of Lafayette, and Lorraine Boulet and husband, Peter of Crowley; three brothers, James Higginbotham, III and wife, Lori of Scott, David Higginbotham and wife, Gayle of Judice, and Reverend Matthew Higginbotham of Crowley; and numerous nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited in the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Brandon Higginbotham, David Higginbotham, James Higginbotham, III, Steve LaBorde, Peter Boulet, and Andre Larriviere. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, will be in charge of the arrangements. 

 

 

12/14/2007

Julia Wiley Higginbotham (1914-2007)
WATERPROOF, La. — Services for Julia Wiley Higginbotham, 93, of Waterproof, who died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Franklin Medical Center, in Winnsboro, La., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Choctaw Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Brown officiating.
Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery, in Waterproof, under the direction of Concordia Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Higginbotham was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Waterproof, the daughter of Ben and Isabella Scott Wiley. She was a retired teacher’s aide. She was also a Sunday school teacher, choir member and musician at Choctaw Chapel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Higginbotham; her parents; and son, Larry T. Higginbotham.
Survivors include her sons, Bobby Higginbotham and Edgar Higginbotham, both of Waterproof, Lee Dell Higginbotham and wife, Catherine, both of Baltimore, Ted L. Higginbotham and Leonard R. Higginbotham, both of Baton Rouge and Ozzie Mack Higginbotham and wife, Pearl, both of Temple Hill, Md.; daughters, Loester Foley and husband, Basil, both of Houston, Ida H. Love and husband, Richard, both of Atlanta and Berdia Higginbotham of Waterproof; stepdaughter, Maude Dominique of East Cleveland, Ohio; 33 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

 

 

The Advocate 12/14/2007
John Wayne Higginbotham Sr. (1949-2007) MS/LA
A retiree from the Louisiana Division of Administration, he passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at Ochsner Medical Center of Baton Rouge at age 59. He was a native of Bude, Miss., and a resident of Ventress. He is survived by his three sons, John Wayne Higginbotham Jr., Baton Rouge, James Todd Higginbotham, Walker, and Chad Jeremy Higginbotham, Baton Rouge; mother of his children, Frances Wells; four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Graveside service at Greenoaks Memorial Park on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m.
 

 

The Advocate 12/27/2007

Alma Higginbotham Sagona (1930-2007) LA
A native of Lottie, she died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, at her home in Baton Rouge. She was 77. Visiting at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Hall, 11140 La. 77, Maringouin, on Thursday, Dec. 27, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Religious service at the church hall on Friday, Dec. 28, at 10 a.m. Interment in Cotton Wood Cemetery, Lottie. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Gonzales, of Baton Rouge, and Kathy Mouille and husband Donald, of Palmetto; three sons, Charles and wife Ann Sagona, of Fordoche, Joseph Sagona, of Baton Rouge, and John and wife Becky Sagona, of Denham Springs; a brother, Calvin Higginbotham, of Columbia, Miss.; 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Tony; a son, Anthony; and two grandsons, Daniel and Donald Ray. Relatives and family friends will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by A. Wesley Funeral Home, Maringouin.
 

 

The Advocate 12/30/2007

Eula Lea Savoie Higginbotham (1919-2007) LA
A very caring and loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and homemaker, she died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 78, a resident of Fordoche and native of Church Point. Visiting at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Livonia on Monday, Dec. 31, from 8:30 a.m. until religious service at noon. Interment in St. Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and Daniel T. Ewing, of Fordoche, and Sheila Higginbotham Williams and Max V. Williams, of Baker; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bobbie Higginbotham and Lynne, of Fordoche and Lonnie J. Higginbotham and Rita Louise Higginbotham, of Erwinville; a sister, Leonie Smith, of Fordoche; a brother, Felton Savoie, of Fordoche; nine grandchildren, Tonya Ewing Franklin, Tessa Ewing Leger, Dustin Ewing, Angie Higginbotham, Andrew Higginbotham, Courtney Bergeron, Brooke Williams, Farah Higginbotham Deshotel and Kace' Higginbotham; three great-grandchildren, Lauren Leger, Bradain Higginbotham and Kami Deshotel; and two step grandchildren, Shelby Ponthieux and Chase Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Higginbotham; parents, Azelina and Leonard Savoie; a son, Dannie Higginbotham; brothers, Lester Savoie and Alfred Roche; and a sister, Natalie Richard. Pallbearers will be Dustin Ewing, Andrew Higginbotham, Harry "Deuce" Leger, Justin Franklin, Roger Smith and Fred Smith. She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in Livonia. Niland's Funeral Service Inc., New Roads, is in charge of arrangements.
 

 

 

The Times-Picayune 03/13/2008

Luther A. Higginbotham (1915-2008) MS/LA

Mr. Luther A. Higginbotham Funeral services for Luther Higginbotham, 92, of New Orleans will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Lake Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in Metairie, under the direction of the Lake Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the Lake Lawn Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 17, and before the service on Tuesday from 9:30-11 a.m. WWII Veteran, Exceptional Educator, Loving Father, and Devoted Husband are all words that describe Mr. Luther Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham, son of George and Willie Higginbotham, was born on August 11, 1915 in McComb, Mississippi. Higginbotham moved to New Orleans as a young boy, where he graduated from McDonough No. 35 High School and as class valedictorian from the Valena C. Jones Normal School. In 1941, he received a BA in Education from Xavier University of New Orleans. In 1942, Higginbotham was drafted into the U.S. Army and upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Throughout the war, he served as leader of the Ground Crew of the 332nd Fighter Group, also known as the famed Tuskegee Airmen. During his four years of faithful service, Higginbotham was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, and in November of 2007, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exemplary leadership. After the war, Higginbotham returned to New Orleans, where he received his MA in Administration from Xavier University and began a teaching career that spanned over 40 years. For 35 years, he taught Sociology, Economics, and African American History at Booker T. Washington High School. Higginbotham was also a member of the Historic St. James AME Church for over 60 years. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruby Higginbotham of New Orleans, LA; daughters Dr. Edith Higginbotham of Fresno, CA, Cecelia Higginbotham of Leesville, LA, and Dr. Eve Higginbotham of McDonough, GA; son-in-law Dr. Frank Williams, Jr. of McDonough, GA; cousin Harold Sims and wife Lana Sims of Newnan, GA; and granddaughter Lenora Higginbotham of Leesville, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Higginbotham's name to the Historic St. James AME Church Restoration Fund, 222 N. Roman St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

 

 

The Sun Herald 03/31/2008

PERCY PIERRE HIGGINBOTHAM (1919-2008) LA

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, for Percy Pierre Higginbotham, 89, who passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital in Lafayette. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. Reverend Floyd J. Calais will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Gift bearers will be Dixie Benoit and Sandra Higginbotham. Lectors will be Judy Laister and Pennye Huval. Judy Laister, soloist, accompanied by Pennye Huval, guitarist, will sing "On Eagles' Wings," "Amazing Grace," "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Here I Am Lord" for the services. Survivors include his beloved wife of 35 years, Dervine "Dee" B. Higginbotham; two daughters, Judy Laister and Patsy Martin and her husband Clarence "Jr"; two sons, Larry Higginbotham and his wife Elizabeth and Larry Benoit and his wife Dixie; eight grandchildren, Pennye Huval, Myra Mouton, Alan Huval, Larry Lee Higginbotham, Terry Higginbotham and his wife Amanda, Sherie Laake, Lonny Benoit and his wife Amie, and Jamie Benoit and his wife Crystal; eight great grandchildren, Kaleb, Dillon, Harli, Chelsey, Austin, Maxwell, Mason, and Brooke "Sugar Pie"; three sisters, Rose Mary Tiblier and her husband "Bootsy," Melba Ruth Higginbotham and Shirley Parker; two brothers, George Higginbotham and Dennis Higginbotham and his wife "Toot"; and his best friend, Beau, his dog. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Edna Delcambre Higginbotham; first wife, Marie Louise C. Higginbotham; one son, Randall Higginbotham; and two brothers, Curtis Higginbotham and Carey Higginbotham. A native of Youngsville, a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi for most of his life, after retirement Mr. Higginbotham returned to Lafayette to enjoy the place he called home. Percy was an avid golfer and bowler, having made four holes in one while playing golf and bowled a 300 game. He was a Semi-Pro Bowler for sixteen years, was the Mississippi State Singles Champion in 1963 and 1964, and was a founding member of Sr. Golf Association at Les Vieux Chenes. Mr. Higginbotham proudly served his country as a member of the Unites States Marines in WWII and the Pacific Theater and spent 10 years in Mississippi as a First Sergeant in the National Guard. He was an usher and a member of the Sr. Club at St. Pius Catholic Church in Lafayette. Percy Higginbotham had a great love for all of his family and enjoyed life thoroughly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Pallbearers will be Larry Higginbotham, Larry Benoit, Lonny Benoit, Jamie Benoit, Alan Huval and Clarence "Jr" Martin. A Rosary will be prayed Monday, March 31 at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home. The family requests that visitation be observed on Monday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503. The family wishes to give special thanks to the 6th floor stroke unit at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, to the LHC Extended Care Unit at Lafayette General and Dr. Michael Alexander and his staff. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com. Martin & Castille-Lafayette, (337) 234-2311.

 

 

The Advocate 05/13/2008

Thomas W. Higginbotham (1933-2008) LA

Thomas W. Higginbotham A resident of Baker and native of Plaquemine, he passed away Monday, May 12, 2008, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 74. He graduated from Istrouma High School in 1951 and was a member of Blackwater United Methodist Church. He retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development, District 61, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Wednesday, May 14, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visiting at Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road, Baker, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Tom Higginbotham and the Rev. Bill Moon. Interment in the church cemetery. Survived by his wife, Eloise Higginbotham; daughters, Joi Lohr and husband Pat, Gina Strong and husband David, and Erin Carroll and husband Jay; sons, Tom Higginbotham and wife Patti, and Bret Higginbotham and wife Zhanna; stepsons, Gary Richardson and wife Pat, Barry Richardson and wife Kathy, and Jim Richardson and wife Michelle; former wife and mother of his children, Beryl Higginbotham; sisters, Margaret McQueary and husband Lloyd, Faye Corsentino, Tucker Adams, Piper Losavio and husband Denny, and Jackie Cashio and husband B.J.; 16 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ella and Thomas W. Higginbotham Sr.; and two brothers, Edward and Rodney Higginbotham.

 

 

The Advocate 10/05/2008

Lucy Higginbotham Jones (ca1940-2008) LA

Lucy Higginbotham "Tee Bea" Jones, a retired librarian with the East Baton Rouge Parish school system and a resident and native of Zachary, she died at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. She was 68. She had also worked in the Madison, Washington and Baker school systems. Visiting at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting continues at New Providence Baptist Church in Zachary on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Morris Jackson. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. She is survived by a son, Levi A. Jones, of Baton Rouge; daughter-in-law, Debra Ann LeBlanc, of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Juanita H. Cannon, of Baton Rouge, Gloria H. Patin and husband Claude Sr., of Zachary, and Flordia Higginbotham, of Baton Rouge; two aunts, Bernice Holmes, of New Orleans, and Viola Higginbotham, of Baton Rouge; three brothers-in-law, Howard Jones and wife Irma, and John Jones and wife Rosa Marie, all of Zachary, and Willie Lee Jones, of Baton Rouge; three sisters-in-law, Arlean Jones, of Zachary, Adlay Stokes and Vennie Wright, both of Baton Rouge; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. She is also survived by Mrs. Leona Shoemaker, of Zachary, whom she thought of as a mother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Jones; parents, Charlie and Pearl Holmes Higginbotham; a sister, Johnnie Mae Higginbotham; and maternal grandparents, Manuel and Martha Burton Holmes. 

 

 

The Advocate 10/16/2008

Thelma Marie Briscoe Higginbotham (1927-2008) LA

December 3, 1927 - October 15, 2008

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 16, 2008 at Guidry Funeral Home Chapel, Church Point for Thelma B. Higginbotham, 80, the former Thelma Marie Briscoe. Mrs. Higginbotham died at 1:55 A.M. Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at Acadia-St. Landry Guest Home, Church Point. She was a life-long resident of Church Point. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with interment following in the Monsignor Bienvenu Catholic Cemetery; Highway 35, Church Point. Survivors include three sons: Glen Higginbotham and wife Cheryl and Joseph “Doo” Higginbotham- all of Church Point and John Higginbotham of Atlanta, Georgia; four daughters: Mary Savoy, Donna Freeman and husband Jarold, Valerie Waters and Carolyn Stone- all of Church Point; two sisters: Mary and Wilma Higginbotham- both of Church Point; nine grandchildren and fifteen great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry “Chick” Higginbotham; a son, Michael Higginbotham; a grandson, Jarold Freeman III; two brothers and a sister. The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Wednesday and continue from 8:00 A.M. Thursday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday by Monsignor DeBlanc.

 

 

The Advocate on 12/03/2008

Johnnie B. Higginbotham (1932-2008) LA

A native of Greensburg, she departed this life on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at her brother's home in Baton Rouge. She was 76. Visiting at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., 87 Paddio Johnson Lane, Greensburg, on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting at Greater Turner Chapel AME Church, 871 Turner Chapel Road, Greensburg, the Rev. Stanley J. Carter, pastor, on Friday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., with Superintendent J.J. Quillen officiating. Interment in Darlington Church of God in Christ Church Cemetery, Darlington. Survived by her sister, Dorothy H. LeBeau; and brother, Elder E.J. Higginbotham, both of Baton Rouge.

 

 

The Advocate 12/26/2008

Juanita Higginbotham Virdure (1922-2008) LA

A retired educator with 34 years of service with the Ascension Parish school system, she died at 8:47 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, at her home in Baton Rouge. She was 86. Visiting at New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 27, from 8 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by Bishop Pastor Joseph Armstrong. Dismissal at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens, Blount Road. She is survived by four daughters, Sandra Williams Diggs, Brenda Williams Brown, Diane Williams Hamilton and Lander Virdure Stovall; two sons, Leonard Virdure Jr. and Bennett J. Virdure Sr.; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her father, Joseph Higginbotham; mother, Serena Dunn Fines; and husband Leonard Virdure Sr. Pallbearers will be Brandon Hamilton, James Moncrief, Bryan Moncrief, Jarred Johnson, Waymond Stovall III and Sehdeva Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Leonard Virdure Jr., Bennett J. Virdure Sr., Clifton L. Sanford Jr., Herman J. Hamilton, Leonard "Trey" Virdure III, Bennett "BJ" Virdure Jr. and Preston H. Lawless. She graduated from Southern University Laboratory School, Southern University with a bachelor's and master's degrees in education, was a member of the Louisiana Teachers Association, New St. Luke Baptist Church choir, Pastor's Aide and Women volunteer, avid NBA, NFL and LSU Tigers sports fan. Arrangements by Fraternal Funeral Home Inc., Clinton.

 

 

The Times-Picayune 02/05/2009

Josephine Mary Andrews Higginbotham (1943-2009) LA

HIGGINBOTHAM, Josephine Mary Higginbotham passed away, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by family in her home on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. She was 65 years old. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Edward Veazie Higginbotham; three children, James Higginbotham, Roxanne Winters (husband, Harry) and Nancy Pecot (husband, Lionel); 9 grandchildren, Terry J. (wife, Paula) and William E. Schneider IV (wife, Bonnie), Joseph E., Christopher J. and Harry A. Winters, Jr., Shannon L. and Lionel E. Pecot, Julian T. Hutcherson, James Jr. and Renee Higginbotham; and 2 great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Jackson Schneider. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Neff and William Andrews; a daughter, Mary L. Schneider; siblings, Anthony, Joseph "Buddy", Althea and William Andrews, Jr.; and 2 grandchildren, Sherri and John A. Pecot. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from the Kenner Funeral Home of L. A. Muhleisen & Son, 2607 Williams Blvd. on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Friends may visit after 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Shreveport Times 06/15/2009

Maxine Wiggins Higginbotham (1925-2009) LA

SPRINGHILL, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Wiggins Higginbotham, age 83, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Central Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Jenkins, Rev. Tim Everett and Rev. David Harrell officiating. Burial will be in the Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Mortuary. Mrs. Higginbotham, a native of Jamestown, LA and resident of Springhill since 1950, died Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Shreveport after a short illness. She was an active and faithful member of Central Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School in the children's department for 35 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and co-owner of H&B Drug Store for 40 years. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Dr. A C Higginbotham; daughter, Leara Higginbotham of Houston, TX; son, Rodney Higginbotham and wife, Julie of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Alice and Meg Higginbotham and a host of nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Ray Burnham, Rex Morris, Phillip Carroll, James Colvin, Bill Evans and Johnny Herrington. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Central Baptist Church and members of the Adult VI Sunday School Department. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, at Bailey Mortuary.

 

 

Lake Charles American Press 06/19/2009

Terlin Joseph Higginbotham (1931-2009) LA

Terlin Joseph Higginbotham, 78, of Lake Charles, LA died at 11:45 AM on Thursday, June 18, 2009 in a local care facility. Mr. Higginbotham was born February 1, 1931 in Pitreville, LA and has lived most of his life in Lake Charles. He worked for the Teamster's Local for many years and was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church. He was an avid bass fisherman; enjoyed growing his vegetable garden, but his passion in life was for his family. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his son, Ronald Dale Higginbotham and wife Peggy Barrios of Lafayette; daughters, Donna H. Appel and husband Charlie of Baton Rouge, JoAnn H. Becnel and husband Joe of Iowa, and Cheryl H. Bertrand and husband Randy of Lake Charles; brother, Darrell Higginbotham of Lafayette; sisters, Lela Mae Fruge and Judy Fruge, both of Lake Charles, Sherry Broussard of Opelousas and Diane Comeaux of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Matthew Becnel and wife Heather, Heidi LaFleur, Andre' Higginbotham, Michael Becnel, Todd Higginbotham, and Lauren Appel; three great-grandchildren, Braydan and Adryonna LaFleur and Gunner Becnel; and extended family, Anthony Piazza of Lake Charles, and the staff and residents of Grand Cove. He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola LeJeune Higginbotham; and brother, Patrick Higginbotham. His funeral service will be at 11:30 AM on Saturday, June 20, 2009 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Iowa, LA. Father Marcus Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Lacassine Cemetery. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday at the funeral home from 8:00 AM to 10:45AM. The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Grand Cove and Brighton Bridge Hospice.

 

 

06/19/2009

Sandra Lynn Huckaby Higginbotham (1943-2009) LA

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 22, 2009 at a 1:00 p.m. Mass in Melancon Funeral Home Chapel of Opelousas for Sandra Huckaby Higginbotham, age 66, the former Sandra Lynn Huckaby, who passed away Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 3:55 p.m. at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge.
Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park. The Rev. Angelo Cremaldi, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.
Mrs. Higginbotham was a native and lifelong resident of Opelousas. She was a parishioner at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Opelousas.
Survivors include her mother, the former Essie Mae Danel, of Opelousas; three daughters, Stephanie Manuel and her husband, Kent, of Groves, TX, Donna Hanson of Tacoma, WA, and Kelly Marcus and her husband, Matthew, of Baton Rouge; one brother, Bobby Huckaby of Vallejo, CA; one sister, Debbie Landry and her husband, Bill, of Wilmington, N.C.; and nine grandchildren, Libbie Manuel, Connor Manuel, Allie Manuel, Travis Hanson, Cassie Hanson, Malcolm Marcus, Aaron Marcus, Zoe Marcus, and Ethan Marcus.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Huckaby.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Monday.
Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Rd, Opelousas, (337-407-1907), is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 06/27/2009

Gwendolyn Higginbotham Adams (1929-2009) FL

She died at age 79 on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary where she retired as a surgical nurse with 37 years of service. She was a resident of Ethel and native of Plaquemine. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc. in Zachary on Sunday, June 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by Brother Ed Jelks. Burial in Azalea Rest Cemetery in Zachary. She is survived by three sons, Randy and wife Lucy Adams, of Ethel, Ronnie and wife Eva Adams, of Zachary and Donnie and wife Roberta Adams, of Spillman; four sisters, Margaret "Geetsy" McQueary and husband Carl, of Denham Springs, Evelyn Faye Corsentino, of Walker, Jackie Cashio and husband BJ, and Marie Losavio and husband Denny, all of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Michelle Adams Escher, Kyle Adams, Nick Adams, Ashley Adams, Ron Adams and Luke Adams; and great-grandchildren, Macie Carruth, Hays Carruth, Harper Adams and Chandler Adams. Preceded in death by her husband, Earl Adams Jr.; parents, Thomas and Ella Higginbotham; and three brothers, Tommy Higginbotham, Sgt. Maj. Edward Higginbotham and Rodney Higginbotham. Pallbearers will be Ron Adams, Kyle Adams, Cody, Nick and Cary Cashio, Luke Adams and Richard Higginbotham. She was a member of Ethel Baptist Church, Friday Club and Lane Retiree's Club. Special thanks to doctors and medical staff at Lane Regional for all your special care. Share sympathies, condolences and memories and www.charletfuneralhome.com.

 

 

The Advocate 07/16/2009

Terrie Ann Higginbotham (1956-2009) LA

A resident of Denham Springs, she died at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at Golden Age Nursing Home in Denham Springs. She was 53 and a native of Livingston. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, on Thursday, July 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting continues at the funeral home chapel on Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Dickie Davis. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery in Walker. Survived by aunts, Jackie Higginbotham Morales and Rebecca Higginbotham Smith; and uncles, Louis L. Higginbotham, Phillip M. Higginbotham, Sterling Higginbotham and Charles Higginbotham. Preceded in death by her mother, Maggie A. Higginbotham; maternal grandmother, Willie Smart Higginbotham; maternal grandfather, Jack Higginbotham; uncles, Scott, Jerry P., Julius E. and Mark Higginbotham; and an aunt, Martha Lou Higginbotham Lee. She was a member of Livingston United Methodist Church.

 

 

07/24/2009

Verlis Marie Miller Higginbotham (1915-2009) LA

November 10, 1915 - July 23, 2009

Funeral services for Verlis Marie Miller Higginbotham, age 93, will be held on Monday, July 27, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church with interment in Bellevue Memorial Park.  Rev. Austin Leger will officiate the services. Mrs. Higginbotham, a resident of Sunset, died at her daughter’s residence in Marrero, La. on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 12:05 p.m.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by a son, John Dalton Higginbotham of Opelousas, La.; her daughter, Deanna Gail LeBlanc and her husband, Jerome, of Marrero, La.; her sister, Viola Leger Mello of Opelousas, La.; her 8 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Louis Higginbotham; her parents, Alteon and Marceline Miller; her son, Benjamin Higginbotham and her brothers, Forestier, Clovis, Arista, Jacques, Altheuse (Mit), Albin and Cyprien Miller. Visiting hours will be observed in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will re-open on Monday, July 27, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until service time. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2009. Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements (337-942-2638).

 

 

07/26/2009

Lindsey Cecelia Higginbotham (1985-2009) LA

Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 27, 2009 at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Scott for Lindsey C. Higginbotham, age 23, who went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 12:23 AM in Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Scott. Reverend Allen Breaux, Associate Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church of Scott will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the Funeral Services. Lectors will be Robert Savoy and Rhonda Daigle. Musical Selections will be, "You Will Always Be A Child In My Eyes", "Be Not Afraid", "Amazing Grace" and "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman". Survivors include her wonderful loving parents, Stevie and Roberta Higginbotham; one sister, Ashley Higginbotham; her maternal grandmother, Marie L. Savoy and her paternal grandparents, Carl J. and Dovie Higginbotham; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Fred J. Savoy. Lindsey was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on November 16, 1985 and was a lifelong resident of Scott. She was an angel of special blessings in the Higginbotham family and was dearly loved by everyone. Lindsey enjoyed watching movies and listening to music. She was such a joy to be with and will be missed. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to her two nurses, Annette Domingue and Brenda Vaughn for the excellent care given to Lindsey. Pallbearers will be Robert Savoy, Chris Higginbotham, Sammy Higginbotham and Carl M. Higginbotham. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM Sunday evening in the Martin & Castille Funeral Home in Scott. The family requests that visitation be observed Sunday from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Monday from 9:00 AM until time of the Funeral Mass.

 

 

09/05/2009

George Higginbotham (1927-2009) LA

(April 17, 1927 - September 4, 2009)

Funeral Services will be Monday, September 7, 2009 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Church Point, for George Higginbotham, 83, who passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, La. Officiating the services will be Very Rev. Msgr. Jeff DeBlanc. Survivors include his wife, Bertha L. Higginbotham, of Church Point, La., One Son, Randall & Dianne Higginbotham, of Church Point, La. Four Daughters, Sandy & Ricky Boudreaux, of Church Point, La., Christine & Glenn, Sr. Jacquneaux, of Duson, La., Karen Higginbotham of Church Point, La., Becky & Mark Lanthier, of Crowley, La. One Sister, Valerie Lejeune of Richard, La. Seven Grandchildren, Four Step Grandchildren, Six Great Grandchildren and Ten Step Great Grandchildren Mr. George is preceded in death by his parents, John & Louise Higginbotham, One Great Grandson, Christian Higginbotham, Three Brothers, Austin, Harry and Ray Higginbotham, Two Sister, Ruby Bihm and Esther Higginbotham. Visitation will be Sunday 10:00 am till time of services on Monday. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Sunday Evening in the Funeral Home Chapel in Church Point, La. Burial will be in the Our Lady of The Sacred Heart Church Cemetery under the directions of Duhon Funeral Home, L.L.C. of Church Point, La 

 

 

The Advocate 09/14/2009

Henry L. Higginbotham (1970-2009) LA

A mechanic and a resident of Walker, he died at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at Tulane Hospital in New Orleans. He was 39 and a native of Livingston. Visiting at Carroll Baptist Church, on the corner of La. 1024 and Friendship Road in Walker, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service at 10:30 a.m., conducted by Dr. Richard Blue. Survived by his wife, Misty Killcrease Higginbotham; mother, Julia McCorkle Higginbotham; two daughters, Morgan, 11, and Tapanga, 8; three sons, Mark Lee, 5, Henry, 18, and Jesse, 16; a sister, Michele McFadden, Hammond; and two brothers, Mark, Livingston, and Jack, Walker. Preceded in death by his father, Mark Higginbotham; grandparents, Jack and Willie Higginbotham and Henry and Julia Kriz McCorkle; great-grandparents, Frank and Nettie Stafford Kriz, and Scott and Margaret Chaney Higginbotham; aunts and uncles, Russell, Donald and Mary McCorkle, Scott, Jerry and Phoebe, Julius, Maggie and Terrie Higginbotham, Martha Lou and Butch Lee. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to help cover funeral costs. Pallbearers will be Russell McCorkle, Geron McFadden, Lee Taylor, Bo Lee, AJ Selders and Robert Toms Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Jesse McCorkle and Chris Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Doyle High School, and enjoyed chess, bridge, martial arts, track, baseball, football and computers. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services, St. Amant.

 

 

The Advocate 10/09/2009

Josephine Higginbotham Doucet (1912-2009) LA

PORT BARRE - Funeral services for Josephine "Jo" Higginbotham Doucet, 97, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Sibille Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Doucet was a resident of Port Barre and died Thursday, Oct. 8, at Evangeline Oaks Nursing Home in Carencro. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Sibille Funeral Home.

 

 

The Advocate 02/01/2010

Myrtle Higginbotham Price (1929-2010) LA

October 10, 1929 - January 30, 2010

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His faithful ones." Psalm 116:15. A retired telephone operator and seamstress, Myrtle H. Price passed away at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. She was 80, a resident of Brownsfield and a native of Oak Grove. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. She is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Manning, Terri Carney and husband Clay, and Linda Price; two sons, Tony Johnson and wife LaDonna, and Harold Price Sr.; a sister, Dorothy Wilks; and five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents, Essie and Thomas Higginbotham; two infant children, Kenneth and Melaine Price; four brothers and four sisters. Pallbearers will be Tony Johnson, Clay Carney, Robert Jones, Adam Price, Ian Carney and Harold Price Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Eric and Ethan Carney. You may sign the online guestbook at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com.

 

 

02/11/2010

Wanda Faye Fountain Higginbotham (1943-2010) LA

Wanda Higginbotham 66 of Merryville, LA passed from this life on Friday, February 12, 2010. Funeral service were held on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Interment followed at Hinson Cemetery, Knight Community, LA., Rev. James Midkiff officiated. Wanda Higginbotham is survived by; Daughter: Lisa and husband David Keel of Merryville, LA; Sons: Boyd and wife Janet Higginbotham of Merryville, LA, Brian Higginbotham of Merryville, LA, Shane and wife Amanda Higginbotham of Merryville, LA, Ricky and wife Melissa Higginbotham of Rosepine, LA and Terry and wife Ashley Higginbotham of Rosepine, LA; 13 Grandchildren. 

 

 

 

Southwest Daily News 02/24/2010

Andrew Charles Higginbotham (1984-2010) LA

Funeral services for Andrew C. Higginbotham, 25, of Sulphur, will be held on Friday, February 26 in Robison Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss. Visitation will begin on Thursday, February 25 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and continue on Friday from 8 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Higginbotham passed away on Sunday, February 21 in Lafayette. Service will be officiated by Sergeant John Autry, Minister of the Lafayette Salvation Army. Andrew participated in basketball, baseball, tennis and golf. He excelled in all his endeavors. He was always fun to be with and had the comic ability to make all around him laugh. He will be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved him. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Charles and Jeanne Frensley. Survivors are his parents, David and Jeanne Higginbotham of Sulphur; brother, Reis Wesley Higginbotham of Sulphur; sister, Chelsea Michele Higginbotham of Lake Charles; paternal grandparents, Virginia and Ray Willis of Breaux Bridge; a dear cousin, Dr. John Noble, Jr.; and his uncle and aunt, Robert and Lillian Frensley, all of Lake Charles; and a host of other family and friends.

 

 

03/10/2010

Jeanette Theresa Guidry Higginbotham (1936-2010) LA

Jeanette (Guidry) Higginbotham, age 73, of Eunice, La., died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice, La. . She is survived by her two daughters, Shirleen Lavergne & Todd of Eunice, La. Carolyn Martel of Eunice, La.; five sons, Gary Higginbotham & Kay of Eunice, La. Dwayne Higginbotham of Eunice, La. Sherman Higginbotham & Charlotte of Houma, La. Timmy Higginbotham of Eunice, La. Jamie Higginbotham & Tiffany of Eunice, La.; four brothers, Albert Guidry, Alfred Guidry, Larry Guidry and Levance "Black" Guidry all of Eunice; two sisters, Lorraine Bertrand and Judy Gotreaux of Eunice; seventeen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Noel & Cecile Miller Guidry; husband, Preston Higginbotham; grandson, Dirk Higginbotham; 2 brothers, Clevance "Blanco" Guidry and Felton Guidry; a sister, Bernice Leger. Visitation is from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Thursday, March 11, 2010 with a rosary pending. Funeral service (pending time) will be at Funeral Home Chapel at Friday, March 12, 2010 . Burial to follow at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Cemetery in Church Point, La. Quirk & Son Funeral Home, 121 S. 6th. Street of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 03/12/2010

Susie Mae Higginbotham (1922-2010) LA

Susie Mae Higginbotham, a resident of Baton Rouge, she entered eternal life Thursday, March 4, 2010, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice. She was 87 and a native of Waterproof. Visiting at Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive, Saturday, March 13, from 8 a.m. until religious service at 9 a.m., conducted by S.C. Dixon, pastor. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by two sons, Eugene Higginbotham Sr. and Robert Higginbotham Sr.; three daughters, Annie Harvey, Vera Watkins and Jacqueline Ratcliff; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son and daughter. Winnfield Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 03/19/2010

Myrtis Hughes Higginbotham (1916-2010) LA

Myrtis "Aunt Murt" Higginbotham, 93, a resident of Baton Rouge and co-owner of L. Higginbotham Inc. passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Flannery Oaks Guest House. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Saturday, March 20, from 10 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Entombment will be in Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survivors include a son, Henry Rybolt and wife Sharon, of Baton Rouge; three stepdaughters, Patsy Fuselier, of Baton Rouge, Carolyn Higginbotham, of Colorado, and Kathy Higginbotham, of Baton Rouge; and foster daughter, Phouc Nguyen, of Baton Rouge. Also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Higginbotham; nine brothers and sisters, and a stepdaughter, June Day.

 

 

04/05/2010

Garland Joseph Higginbotham (1920-2010) LA

November 17, 1920 - April 4, 2010

EUNICE – It is with great sadness that the family of Garland J. Higginbotham, 89 announces his passing on Sunday, April 04, 2010 at Acadian Medical Center. Rite of Committal will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Gil Dutel Celebrant. Garland was a Veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired 33 years ago as owner and operator of Higginbotham Appliance Service, and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. Garland was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 71 years, Thelma Bellow Higginbotham of Eunice. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilman and Elizabeth Tweedel Higginbotham; brother, Felton Higginbotham; and sister, Eula Cushman.

 

 

The Advocate 04/23/2010

Mona Denise Higginbotham (1969-2010) LA

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16. Mona Denise Higginbotham, 41, a resident of Geismar and native of Church Point, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Visitation at Gonzales Baptist Temple, 2807 S. Hodgeson Ave., Gonzales, on Saturday, April 24, from 2 p.m. until memorial service at 3 p.m. Survived by her mother and stepfather, Sheila and Robert Sweeting, of French Settlement; lifetime soul mate, Shelly Stevens and their children, Maegan and Garrett Stevens; two sisters, April H. Pitre, of Maringouin, and Frena M. Popps, of French Settlement; a brother, Blaine A. Higginbotham, of Germany; maternal grandfather, Floyd D. Chatagnier and wife Mercedes Chatagnier, of Church Point; and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, John Pershing Higginbotham; nephew, Joshua Paul Higginbotham; paternal grandparents, Homer "Pete" and Eula Higginbotham; and maternal grandmother, Annabelle Chatagnier. The family would like to thank the staff of Generation's Hospice of Watson for making it possible for her to pass away in the care of her family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral cost. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services and Crematory, 13250 La. 431, St. Amant, LA 70774, (225) 644-9683.

 

 

Southwest Daily News 07/07/2010

Abbie Joseph Higginbotham (1973-2010) LA

Abbie Joseph "A.J." Higginbotham, 36, of Sulphur died at 4:42 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, 2010 in a local hospital. Mr. Higginbotham was born in Lake Charles, LA on July 20, 1973 and lived in Sulphur for the past three years. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School. Mr. Higginbotham was employed for Turner Industries for the past ten years. He attended Our Lady of Lasalette Catholic Church. He was an avid fisherman and was known for his loving and caring character. He was willing to help anyone. His daughter, Kelsey, was the light of his life. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kelsey Beth Higginbotham of Moss Bluff; his companion, Denese LeBoeuf of Sulphur; his parents, Janell and Edgar Higginbotham of Lake Charles; paternal grandfather, Abbie Higginbotham of Lake Charles; maternal grandmother, Esther Durio of Kinder, LA; four siblings and their spouses, Jessica Moseley and Mark of Maumelle, of AR, Curtis Higginbotham and Stefanie of Sulphur, Jason Higginbotham and Christine of Sulphur, and JoAnne Thibodeaux and Patrick of Lacassine; six nieces; four nephews; a step son, Chad McMichael of Sulphur and his children, A.J.'s "Little Buddies", Grant and Gage. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, 2010 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Johnny Mounce will officiate. Burial will be in Big Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of services.

 

 

The Advocate 07/19/2010

Linda Lillian McManus Higginbotham (1941-2010) LA

A native and resident of Holden, she died at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2010, in Holden. She was 68. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, Tuesday, July 20, from 9 a.m. until religious service in the chapel at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Jeff Hathorne. Burial in the Higginbotham Family Cemetery, Holden. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Beth and Bruce Stewart, and Sharon Higginbotham; son, Charles Higginbotham; half brother, Gary Rhodus; three grandchildren, Josh and Jesse Stewart, and Heather Hearon; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her former husband, Austin Higginbotham. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.

 

 

Deridder Daily News 08/31/2010

Roy Higginbotham (1953-2010) LA
Roy Higginbotham, 57, of Merryville, La. passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Merryville, La. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2010 and from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, La. Reverend Roy Hoosier and Vic Warwick will officiate. Interment will follow at Old Cypress Cemetery in DeRidder, La. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife, Glenda Higginbotham of Merryville, La.; two sons, Thomas Self and wife Joyce of Jasper, Texas, Troy Rhodes and wife Kyle of Snow Hill Md.; five daughters, Sandy La Land and husband Ronnie of Alexandria, La., Pam Mejia and husband Julio of Colfax, La., Susie Terry of Florien, La., Tricia Fowler and husband Darrell of Merryville, La., Kayla Mathews and husband Shane of San Augustine, Texas; one brother, Troy Higginbotham of Merryville, La.; one sister, Lydia Parker of Merryville, La.; fifteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewes Higginbotham; mother, Effie Parker; brothers, Hilton Higginbotham, Milton Higginbotham and sister, Fairlene Higginbotham Massengill. Services are conducted by Myers-Colonial Funeral Home.

 

 

The Advertiser 11/18/2010

Greta Fay Higginbotham Bordelon (1928-2010) LA

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 19, 2010 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Greta Bordelon, 81, who passed away on November 16, 2010 at 12:12 am at Lafayette General Medical Center. Reverend Michael Russo, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Church, will conduct the funeral services. Interment will take place in Holy Mary Mother of God Cemetery. Mrs. Bordelon, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the daughter of the late Robert Higginbotham of Lafayette, Louisiana and the former Florence Dugas of Centerville, Louisiana. Greta passed away after a lifetime of love and laughter. She answered to many names; Mom, Nan, Da Da, "the cake lady" but the name she cherished most of all was Muzzy, which she was lovingly called by her grandchildren. She had an undying love for her family and friends. She traveled the world but always enjoyed coming back home to Lafayette. She was happiest around the table eating boiled crabs and crawfish or standing by the stove, frying a pan full of sac-a-lait or bream. An avid LSU fan, she held season tickets for over 40 years, her happiest moment came this year when LSU beat Alabama (and Nick Saban) in Death Valley. She cherished her time around the card table with her wonderful friends and looked forward to her Friday night jaunts to the casino. Greta will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her children, Darlene Pugh, Pam and her husband Ken LaBry and Ruth and her husband Patrick Booker; her grandsons Nicholas LaBry, Michael Booker and his wife Linda and Patrick Booker and his wife Shelly; her great grandchildren, Emma, Mary Alice, Morgan and Mike Booker; her brother-in-law Travis Shipp; special "other sister" Jewel and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband William Bordelon, her parents Robert and Florence Dugas Higginbotham and her siblings, Dora Shipp and Robert Higginbotham, Jr. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette on Friday from 9:00 am until service time. A Rosary will be recited on Friday at 11:00 am in the funeral home. The family wishes to thank the staff at Lafayette General Medical Center, especially the 7th Floor Intensive Care Unit staff, for their excellent and compassionate care. Pallbearers will be Patrick Booker, Ricky Payment, Rano Harris, Steve Guidry, Lanny Robicheaux and Chad Richard. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Personal condolences may be sent to the Bordelon family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

 

 

Daily World 12/13/2010

Martha Higginbotham Knott (1945 - 2010) LA

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Martha H. Knott, age 65, the former Martha Higginbotham, who passed away Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 12:33 a.m. at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas. Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Mrs. Knott was a native of Waxia/Port Barre and a resident of Arnaudville since 1965. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church and was employed as a deli baker at Russell's Food Center in Arnaudville for five years. Survivors include four brothers, Albert Higginbotham and his wife, Daisy, of Waxia, O'Neil Higginbotham and his wife, Susan, of Opelousas, Dean Higginbotham and his wife, Gloria, of Waxia, and Chris Higginbotham and his wife, Jo Ann, of Waxia; one sister, Helen Schexnayder and her husband, James, of Arnaudville; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Harold J. Knott; her parents, Jack Higginbotham and the former Marie Doucet; and two brothers, Allen John Higginbotham and Rayfield Higginbotham. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Special thanks to Eva and Harris Knott, Erilda Arnaud, Dr. Paul Rees and Dr. Kirk Elliott for all their care and support during this time. Pallbearers will be James Schexnayder, O'Neil Higginbotham, Dean Higginbotham, Christopher Higginbotham, Harris Knott, and Kaleb Jack Higginbotham. Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 12/25/2010

Jewel Sebern Higginbotham (1922-2010) LA

A wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Jewel S. Higginbotham, a resident of Erwinville for more than 20 years and retired office manager of H&H Fabricators & Erectors Inc., passed away about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, in the Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly Wing of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center on Florida Boulevard, surrounded by her loving family and best friend, Janet Shook. Her 88 years of life allowed her to touch and influence many lives, leaving many memories and friends. She was loved for her quick wit and spiciness, especially by her pokeno club members. Mrs. Higginbotham was born Feb. 28, 1922, to Alpha Louise and George Robert Sebern Sr. and was reared in Converse. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, George Jr., John Wesley and James Leroy; three sisters, Thelma S. Mann, Myrtis S. Edgar and Katie S. Gabriel; her loving husband of 50 years, James Monroe Higginbotham; and a grandson, James Martin Higginbotham. She is survived by a loving son, James Robert Higginbotham and his wife, Judy; two grandchildren, Bobby Ray Higginbotham and wife Annette, and Donna H. Corona and husband Tommy; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She will also be missed greatly by her loving puppy and companion, Butch. Services will be at the Erwinville Baptist Church in Erwinville. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a Christian service and burial following in the Erwinville Cemetery next to the church. Brother Willie Kennedy will be officiating. She was a member and past worthy matron of Fidelity Chapter 160, Order of the Eastern Star. An Eastern Star Service will be conducted at 1 p.m., officiated by past worthy grand matron of the State of Louisiana, Janet Shook. Pallbearers will be her Masonic brothers from Fordoche Lodge 292 and Livonia Lodge 220. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Ray Higginbotham, Colby Higginbotham, Tommy Corona, John Keith Corona, Joshua Jannise and Cameron Jannise. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Boyd Helm, Dr. Phillip Padgett and the wonderful staff at the Butterfly Wing of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center for their professional and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 2100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA, 71103 (318) 222-5704 or to the charity of your choice.

 

 

The Advocate 01/14/2011

Ruth Higginbotham Adams (1920-2011) LA

A resident of Baton Rouge and native of Angola, she passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in Baton Rouge. She was 90 and a retired accountant with the Louisiana Department of Education. Ruth was a lifelong Presbyterian and the wife of the late Jesse Adams. Survived by her step grandson, Mark Adams and wife Chantel; cousins, the Rev. Henry Bowdon Jr. and wife Virginia, Louise Mayo, and John Bowman and wife Mimi; and caretaker of 14 years, Connie Jackson, and her daughter, Ashley Turner. Preceded in death by her parents, Curley and Olive Young Higginbotham. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Henry Bowdon Jr. Interment in the Young Family Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Istrouma Area Boy Scouts Council.

 

 

The Town Talk 01/16/2011

Frances Thornbrugh Higginbotham (1932-2011) TX/LA

March 5,1932 - January 15, 2011

Funeral services for Frances Thornbrugh Higginbotham, 78, of Pineville, who died Saturday January 15, 2011 at The Oak Care Center in Pineville,, will be 2 pm. Monday January 17, 2011 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Winedeart and Charles Carpenter officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 1p.m. Monday until service time at Laird Funeral Home. Mrs. Higginbotham was born March 5,1932 in Kilgore, Texas the daughter of Lloyd Elmer and Mary Ida Stafford Thornbrugh. She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bill Thornbrugh, one sister, Mary Lee Dianne Thornbrugh and a daughter, Bonnie Higginbotham Holloway. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, W. C. Higginbotham of Pineville; three daughters, Winnie Smigura and her fiancé, Steve Wall of Pineville, Mary Baxley and husband, Kenny of Pineville, and Pam O'Neal and husband John of Pineville; ten grandchildren, Twilla Buckles, Marcus Conn, Crystal Furniss, Lucas Conn, Tracy Sanders, Joey Foster, Shaun O'Neal, Brandi Thomas, Naomi Holloway, and James Holloway; three step grandchildren, Angela Wages, Raye Lynn Clanton, and Donia Wages; ten great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren;; one sister, Bonnie Spence of Walker. Pallbearers will be Steve Wall, Kenny Baxley, Joey Foster, Lynn Sanders, Wade Furniss and Seth Thomas. Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society Online condolence may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com

 

 

02/25/2011

Hazel Fontenot Higginbotham (1925-2011) LA

October 22, 1925 - February 20, 2011

Hazel Higginbotham, 85, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in a local hospital. She was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Sulphur and a member of AARP. She was a volunteer for several years at Care Help of Sulphur. She loved camping and traveling and loved the old-fashioned courier du Mardi Gras. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Joseph (Billy) Higginbotham of Sulphur; daughters, Peggy Jones and husband, Joseph of Moss Bluff, Brenda Manuel and husband, Gill of Sulphur, Elaine Dyer and husband, Craig of Lake Charles; brothers, Buckman Fontenot of Eunice, Tony Fontenot of Grand Prairie, TX, Dalen Fontenot of Moss Bluff, Rayford Fontenot of Moss Bluff; sisters, Helena Hebert of Snohomish, Washington, Geneva Thibodeaux and husband, Jane of Eunice, LA; 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, "Bee" Fontenot. Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Father Ernie will officiate. Pallbearers assisting in her service will be Troy Dyer, her only grandson Jamey Kendall, Adam Liuzza, Brett Lanier, Cass Fontenot and Michael Fontenot. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. till time of service. Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Friday evening.

 

 

Daily World 03/20/2011

Marie Louisiana Higginbotham Lyons (1922-2011) LA

CHURCH POINT - Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 21, 2011 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Church Point for Mrs. Ferdie ("Lou") Lyons, 88, the former Louisiana Higginbotham. Mrs. Lyons, a native and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 3:15 A.M. Friday, March 18, 2011 at Opelousas General Hospital; Opelousas, La. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Church Point. Survivors include two sons, Marx Kenneth Lyons and wife Linda and Dwaine Gerard Lyons and wife Janet-all of Church Point; four daughters: Norma Burleigh and husband Robert of Ragley, La., Eloise David and husband Pat of Rayne, La., Elaine Nations of Iowa, La. and Debra Mohajer and husband John of Houston, Tex.; a son-in-law, Curtis "Curt" Wimberly of Church Point; thirty-two grandchildren, seventy great-grandchildren and seventeen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferdie Lyons; a daughter, Gloria Wimberly; her parents, Edward and Elouise (Bellard) Higginbotham; three brothers and six sisters. The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 20 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M. on Sunday by Monsignor DeBlanc. Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, La. (337) 684-5488.

 

 

The Advocate 04/07/2011

Nancy Eva Higginbotham (1929-2011) LA

A soul went to heaven today, Nancy Eva has passed away. "Nan" was born in Baton Rouge on Sept. 29, 1929, and was the eldest child of Leo P. and Madeline Crotty Higginbotham. Later, she was joined by sister Carolyn Chidester, and brother Leo Jr. She attended public school and graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1950. Her fondest memories were of her memberships in the Order of the Eastern Star and the choir at First United Methodist Church. She was a tireless volunteer and gave generously to charities and political parties and served for many years as an elections commissioner. She is survived by her siblings as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends at Heritage House who will deeply miss her quiet countenance. Memorial services will be held at the Aldridge Chapel of First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m. Visitation in the church library on Sunday from 3:30 p.m. until service.

 

 

The Advocate 05/01/2011

Sterling Higginbotham (ca1946-2011) LA

Sterling Higginbotham, 65, of Livingston, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. Visitation at Doyle Elementary School, Livingston, on Monday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, on Tuesday, May 3, from 8 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Burial at St. Margaret Catholic Cemetery, Albany.

 

 

The Advocate 05/19/2011

Ernestine Hills Higginbotham (ca1957-2011) LA

A resident and native of Zachary, she died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 54. Visiting at Greater Oak Grove Baptist Church, Zachary, Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Henry Frazier. Interment in the church cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Higginbotham, of Zachary; three children, Nicholas Brown and spouse Coletha, of Ethel, Cecole Hills and Trace Higginbotham, both of Zachary; five siblings, Leanna Brown and spouse Curtis, of Baton Rouge, Mary Lizzie Bethley and spouse James, and Gloria Banks, all of Zachary, Beatrice Harris and Eddie Hills, both of Baton Rouge; an adopted sister, Lucy Williams, of Zachary; three grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Cora Elsey, of Zachary. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents and godmother. Arrangements by Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary.

 

 

Bastrop Daily Enterprise 07/19/2011

Albert Charles Higginbotham (1953-2011) LA

Graveside services for Mr. Albert Charles Higginbotham, age 58, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday July 19, 2011 at Pine Grove South Cemetery with Bro. Kevin Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Monday at Golden Funeral Home. Mr. Higginbotham passed away Sunday July 17, 2011 at his home. He is preceded in death by his mother Peggy Wade Higginbotham, his father Charles Edward Higginbotham, and his two brothers Billy Paul and Eddie Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife, Helen Tullis Higginbotham; his four children, Joshua Neil Higginbotham and wife Julianne, Jessica Nicole Buffington and husband Joshua, Scott Higginbotham, David Ritzell and wife Wendy; his sister, JoAnn Brister; and his eight grandchildren Jaylenn, Harley, and Kaylee Buffington, Faith, A.J., and Baylon Higginbotham, Keira Ritzell, and Justin Higginbotham.

 

 

Shreveport Times 08/07/2011

Marvin E. Higginbotham Jr. (1924-2011) LA

RUSTON, LA - Mr. Marvin E. Higginbotham, Jr., age 86 of Ruston, LA and affectionately known as Bud, passed away August 6 ,2011. He was born in Waterproof, LA on October 31, 1924. Bud graduated from Waterproof High School and LA Tech University. He joined the United States Navy during World War II and served honorably until September 9, 1946. Mr. Higginbotham worked for the Department of Vocation Rehabilitation until his retirement and was a member of St. Joseph-Tensas Lodge #309 F&AM. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin E. Higginbotham, Sr. and Louise Seaman Higginbotham. Bud is survived by his wife Mary Lancaster Higginbotham; a son, John H. Laughlin, Jr. and wife Faith and great grandson Will, all of Roxie, MS; brother and sister in law, Scotty and Betty Lou Robertson of Ruston, LA; sister in law, Edna "Tut" Lancaster, of St. Joseph, LA and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Buddy Miller, Mike Chennault, Rob Lancaster, Mack Lancaster, Bob Seaman, Davide Seaman, and Patrick Daniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Colin Seaman and Trinity United Methodist Church R.O.M.E.O. group. The visitation will be held Monday August 8, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Burkhalter Chapel from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM with Reverends Rolly Walker, Doug McGuire and Jerry Hilbun officiating. Bob Seaman will present the eulogy. Graveside services will be at 4:30 PM in the Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, MS under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Methodist Children's Home, Louisiana Tech Foundation or the charity of your choice.

 

 

Leesville Daily Leader 09/13/2011

Troy Higginbotham (1949-2011) LA

Funeral services for Troy "Butler" Higginbotham, 61, of Merryville, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 14, at Calvary Baptist Church in Merryville with Rev. Roy Hoosier, Rev. Bill Harrington, and Bro. Jim Miers officiating. Burial will follow in the Cannon Cemetery in Merryville under the direction of Myers Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Visitation will be held from 5-9 p.m., Sept. 13, 2011 and from 9 a.m. to the time of service Sept. 14 at Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Effie Parker; father, Jewes Higginbotham; brothers, Dunk Higginbotham, Milton Higginbotham and Muss Higginbotham; and sisters, Fairlean Massengil and Lydia Parker. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Young Higginbotham of Merryville; daughters Jeanette McFatter (Danny) of Rosepine and Hayley Higginbotham of Merryville; stepbrother, Jr. Parker of Merryville; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.myers-colonialfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Hixon Funeral Home 11/07/2011

Rose Vivian Higginbotham Kaplan 1937-2011) LA

August 6, 1937 - November 4, 2011

Funeral services for Rose Kaplan, age 74, will be held on Monday, November 7, 2011 at 2:00 PM in the Hixson Funeral Home Chapel of Deridder with Brother Greg Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Cypress Cemetery. Mrs. Kaplan a homemaker passed away Friday, November 4, 2011 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on August 6, 1937 in Deridder, La the daughter of the late Silas and Sarah Keel Higginbotham. Rose is survived by her daughter Kathy Clark and husband Billy of Deridder, La; two sisters Mary Etta Mitchell of Deridder, La; Denise Bailey of Deridder, La; one granddaughter Jolene Chamberlain of Deridder ,La ; two great grandchildren Jeffery Todd Chamberlain Jr. and Jaslynn Rose Chamberlain. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Elliott V. Kaplan, and her sister Iva Jean Pickett. The family will receive friends on Sunday November 6, 2011 at Hixson Funeral of Deridder from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www. hixsonfuneralhome.com

 

 

Daily World 12/08/2011

James David Higginbotham (1931 - 2011) LA

ARNAUDVILLE - Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, 2011 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for James "J.D." Higginbotham, age 80, who passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 3:30 a.m. at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette. Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Brian Taylor, pastor of St. Augustine Church in Basile, will officiate at the services. Mr. Higginbotham was a native of Arnaudville and resided in California, London, Anchorage and Louisiana throughout the course of his military service and employment. He was a veteran of the military having served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Higginbotham was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville and was a Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of forty one years, Hilda Arnaud Higginbotham of Arnaudville; one son, James David Higginbotham, II and his wife, Carol, of Houston; one step son, Craig Stelly and his wife, Tina, of Arnaudville; one daughter, Stephanie Moldovan and her husband, Ray, of Sanford, NC; three step daughters, Cynthia Romero of Arnaudville, Deborah Barry and her husband, Gene, of Bossier and Angela Rinehart and her husband, John, of Marietta, GA; and twelve grandchildren, Emma Higginbotham, Kyle Higginbotham, Chad Higginbotham, Brett Romero, Meghan Romero, Jarrod Romero and his wife, Heidi, Chelsea Romero, Mathew Barry, Tiffany Barry, Lance Stelly, Andrew Olivier and Ashley Folds and her husband, Matt. He was preceded in death by his parents, Antoine Higginbotham and the former Ida Meche both of St. Landry Parish; and one son, Stephen Wayne Higginbotham. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

12/20/2011

Daphne Dahyle McClelland Higginbotham (1941-2011) LA

Mrs. Daphne Dahyle Higginbotham,70, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011. She was born in Crowley and grew up in Basile where she graduated High School. She lived most of her life in Lake Charles. Mrs. Higginbotham worked in the medical field profession for nearly 30 years and was currently employed by Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her three children, Lesa Dayle Higginbotham, James Shannon Higginbotham and wife, Michelle, Michele Trahan and husband Eric all of Lake Charles; one brother, Ralph McClelland of Lake Charles; 6 grandchildren, Ryan Billedeaux, Bethany Trahan, Kamryn Trahan, Abigael Higginbotham, Rachael Higginbotham, and Lauren Higginbotham. Preceded in death by her husband, James Dale Higginbotham. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 23, 2011 at 1PM at Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin Friday from 12 noon until time of service. Rev. Steve James will officiate. Cremation is entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

 

 

The Times-Picayune 12/29/2011

Jennie Higginbotham Johnson (1935-2011) LA

Jennie Higginbotham Johnson entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at the age of 76. She was a faithful member of Central M.B.C. where she served as a Deaconess up until her health begins to fail. Beloved daughter of the late Ben Higginbotham and Georgia Bradley. Loving wife of Wilson Johnson, Sr. for 61 years. Mother of Mildred J. Zanders (The late James, Sr.), Emma Givens (Lenard), Elaine J. Franklin (Elder Lee), Dorothy J. Paul(Karbin, Sr.), Beaulah J. Casmere (Van), Denise J. Gatlin (Jo'Nathan), Wilson Johnson, Jr. (Faye) and the late James and Clyde Johnson. Sister of Jessie Pollard, James, Charles, Leon and Greg Bradley, Amanda Randall, Maude Higginbotham and the late Delicious Nelson, Johnnie Bee Britten and Jerry Evans. Also survived by 33 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family also pastors, officers, and members of Central Missionary Baptist Church, Evening Star B.C. True Vine C.O.G.I.C. Franklin Ave. B.C. Employees and staff of Touro Infirmary, Veolia Transportation Co., and neighbors from the Pension Town Community are all invited to attend the Funeral Service at Central M.B.C, 1438 Alabo St. on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Oliver P. Duvernay officiating. Visitation at 9:00 a.m. Burial will be private. Professional services entrusted to Majestic Mortuary 504-523-5872.

 

 

The Advocate 01/20/2012

Dorothy Higginbotham Lebeau (ca1929-2012) LA

Mrs. Dorothy Lebeau, affectionately known as "Dot," passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, in the Butterfly Wing of Baton Rouge General Center-Mid City. Visitation at Greater Turner Chapel, Greensburg, on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., with funeral service at 11 a.m. Interment in Darlington Cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory and is survived by a brother, the Elder "E.J" Higginbotham Sr.; cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. and Pearl I. Higginbotham; husband, Elder Samuel Lebeau; brother, Ralph Higginbotham; and a sister, Missionary Johnny B. Higginbotham.

 

 

 

The News Star 01/26/2012

Delilah JoAnn Higginbotham Brister (1944-2012) LA

Graveside services for Delilah "JoAnn" Brister, 67 of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2012 at Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens West Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Mrs. Brister was born November 5, 1944 in Ruston, LA and passed away January 24, 2012 in Monroe. She worked for the Palace, ONB and Globe Life for many years. Mrs. Brister was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Brister and parents, Walter and Peggy Higginbotham. Mrs. Brister is survived by her son, Todd Hicks and a grandson, Wesley Hicks; several nieces and nephews. A special thanks to St. Francis Medical Center, MICU Staff and especially Courtney, Jeff, Dr. Fincher and Dr. Lee. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

 

 

The Advocate 02/04/2012

Lila Higginbotham Shelton (ca1912-2012) LA

Lila "Erline" Shelton, age 99 and a resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at North Oaks Medical Center. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Albany Ward. Survived by her daughters, Marion Davis, and Sue Burkart and husband Ray; grandchildren, Donna Dewailly, Jan Stuckey, Ken Davis, Becky Hoyt, Tim Burkart and Jill Rayborn; along with 16 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Preceding Erline in death were her husband, James Edward Shelton; parents, Caleb and Lela Estelle Wascom Higginbotham; siblings, Herbert Higginbotham, Mildred Alonzo, Ruthie Mae Browning and Marshall Davis Jr.; and an infant brother, Caleb Higginbotham. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, west of Hammond, on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1 p.m., with visiting hours beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bishop Jason Hoyt will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

 

03/08/2012

James Douglas Higginbotham (1918-2012) LA

BASTROP, LA. Funeral services for James Douglas Higginbotham, Jr. will be celebrated on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Henry Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop. Doug was born May 26, 1918 and passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 of natural causes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Inez Anderson Higginbotham and James Douglas Higginbotham, and a brother, John Thomas Higginbotham. He is survived by his two sons, James Douglas Higginbotham, III and his wife, Mary Jean and Adrian Randolph "Randy" Higginbotham and his wife, Kay. He is also survived by his three grandchildren, Kellen Higginbotham Ranger and her husband, Justin, Douglas Randolph Higginbotham, Harris James Higginbotham, a great-granddaughter, Mary Rose Ranger, his brother Don O. Higginbotham and a number of nieces and nephews for whom he cared deeply. Doug was a lifelong resident of Bastrop, Louisiana. He retired from International Paper Company having worked there for over 40 years. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a member of the Optimist Club and First United Methodist Church in Bastrop where he served as their bookkeeper for most of his adult life. Doug truly loved Bastrop and all the people here. He had a great love for the Bastrop Rams and shared many stories with family in New Orleans. The family will receive friends beginning at 12 Noon until time for services Friday, March 9th, at the First United Methodist Church, Bastrop. Serving as pallbearers are Andy Anderson, John Bentley, Felix Brown, Jimmy Christmas, Mike Tubbs, and Danny McGrew. The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to Dr. E.D. Baker for his care and compassion during Doug's recent illness. Doug, a kind and gentle man, enjoyed his vegetable garden and his tomatoes. However, most importantly, Doug was a man of great faith who enjoyed his Sunday School classes and all the activities at his church. He will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, 222 South Washington Street, Bastrop, Louisiana 71220.

 

 

03/30/2012

Joseph Willard Higginbotham (1925-2012) LA

Joseph Willard "Billy" Higginbotham, 86, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in a local care facility. Born in Church Point, Louisiana, to Simon Abner and Beatrice Barousse Higginbotham, Mr. Higginbotham lived most of his life in the Sulphur/Lake Charles area. He served his country during World War II in the U. S. Navy. He was a mechanic for forty-five years, working at All-Star GMC/Buick for the last years of his career. He was most generous with his talent as a mechanic, always willingly helping family, friends and neighbors when they had problems with their vehicles. Prior to his wife's death, he and she loved to dance. He was an avid camper and gardener, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Higginbotham was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his children, Peggy Jones and husband Joe, Brenda Manuel and husband Gill, and Elaine Dyer and husband Craig; grandchildren, Jan Kendall and husband Jamey, Amanda Liuzza and husband Adam, Christy Blouin and husband Justin, Amy Lanier and husband Brett, and his only grandson, Troy Dyer; nine great grandchildren; and siblings, Wilda Whittaker of Somerset, Kentucky, Wilson "Boy" Higginbotham and wife Ora of Westlake, Hamiel Higginbotham and wife Belle of Lake Charles, Mattie Stanford of Sunset, Carl Higginbotham and wife Dovie of Church Point, Clara LeBlanc and husband Larry of Rayne, and Bobby Higginbotham and wife Lorraine of Carencro. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of sixty-four years, Hazel Fontenot; sister Esther Daigle; and brother, Simon Ward Higginbotham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012, at Johnson Funeral Home. Father Alan Trouille will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Sunday from 4 until 9 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Harbor House Hospice, 2501 E. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles, LA 70601. The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the compassionate care given their father to the staff of DeQuincy Care Center.

 

 

The Advertiser 04/05/2012

Mary Lee Camille Higginbotham (ca1934-2012) LA

CATAHOULA - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, on Friday, April 6, 2012, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Catahoula, for Mary Lee Camille Higginbotham, 78, who passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Lafayette General Medical Center. Rev. Richard Fabré will officiate at the Funeral Mass. The scripture readings will be read by Lloyd D. Higginbotham, Jr. and Tiffanie Bulliard. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Catahoula. Mrs. Higginbotham was the owner and operator of Red's Levee Bar and various other businesses for numerous years. Mary Lee was a loving, devoted, and supportive wife, mother, and grandmother. Although she was a mother to five, she was a second mother to many. She was especially proud and encouraging of her husband, Lloyd "Red", who was actively involved and held various positions in St. Martin Parish Government and the State of Louisiana for 43 years. In her free time she enjoyed reading, working outdoors, cooking for family gatherings and she occasionally enjoyed playing cards and going to the casino - she always enjoyed having a "shot" of coffee with her family and friends. It was known throughout Catahoula that her Lemon Meringue Pie was the best, by far. Like many others, she was an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and looked forward to each and every season to cheer them on. Mary Lee observed the season of Lent with great reverence, with Good Friday being a most special day for her. It was on this day that she not only wanted for family and friends to come together spiritually, but to acknowledge the love each of them had for one another. She loved visiting with her customers in the bar and was genuinely concerned with what was going on in their lives. Mary Lee was very compassionate and had a heart of gold - she gave selflessly and would help anyone if they were in need. She will be sorrowfully missed by her family, friends, and the community which she held so dear to her heart. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Lloyd Dave "Red" Higginbotham, Sr. of Catahoula; her son, Lloyd D. Higginbotham Jr. of Carencro; four daughters, Vicki Boudreaux and husband, Barry, Trudy Jetton and husband, Shawn, Arlene Higginbotham, Liz H. Breaux and companion, Wilton Gary, Jr., all of Catahoula; her brother, James Camille and wife, Gloria, of Catahoula; three sisters, Lories Dauphinet and husband, Richard, of Catahoula, Linda Pelous and husband, Robert, of Loreauville, and Velma Duplechien and husband, Billy, of Coteau Holmes; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Walter J. and Emelina Johnson Camille; her brother, Jessie Camille; her sister, Amelinda C. Bergeron; and a grandson, Gabriel Higginbotham. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Dion Hall in Catahoula on Thursday, beginning at 10:30 am and continue until 10:30 am on Friday. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Higginbotham, Jr., Ridge Boudreaux, Rusty Latiolais, Lane Savoy, Darby Robicheaux, Lloyd Higginbotham III, Kagan Breaux, and Tanner Boudreaux. Honorary pallbearers will be her sons-in-law. Pellerin Funeral Home, (337.332.2111), is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

05/10/2012

Charles Wayne Higginbotham (1950-2012) LA

Church Point, La. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday, May 11, 2012 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point for Charles Wayne Higginbotham, 61. Mr. Higginbotham, a native and life-long resident of Church Point, died at 12:20 P.M. Wednesday, May 9 at Acadiana Regional Hospital in Lafayette, La. Father Cedric Sonnier, Pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice, La., will conduct the services with interment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include his mother, Yvonne Guidry Higginbotham; his former wife and devoted friend, Jenny Guidry of Duson, La.; a daughter, Chrissie Higginbotham Benoit of Mire, La.; his brothers and sisters: Rufus and wife Belinda Joubert Higginbotham, Clinton and wife Carolyn Fontenot Higginbotham, Mary Higginbotham Guidry and husband Bernice and Glinda Higginbotham Thibodeaux and husband Patrick-all of Church Point- and his nieces and nephews: Erica Higginbotham Latiolais, Alison Higginbotham Matte, Riley Higginbotham, Father Mitchell Guidry and Jody Guidry, Jason, Jeremy, Alex, Gage and Gavin Higginbotham and Jacob and Lucas Thibodeaux .

He was preceded in death by his father, Roosevelt Higginbotham; his brother, Terry Higginbotham and a nephew, Nicholas Thibodeaux. The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 A.M. Friday until the time of services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday by family members.

An employee of Coca-Cola Bottling for a number of years, Wayne was a past leader of the Boy Scout Troop 67 in Church Point and a past member of the Church Point Volunteer Fire Department.

 

 

The Advocate 06/15/2012

Carolyn Pierce "Kakie" Higginbotham (ca1951-2012) LA

A native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died of cardiac arrest at 6:03 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Ochsner Medical Center. She was 59, a former short order cook. Visiting at Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home on Saturday, June 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Michael Dilworth. Survived by her husband, John Higginbotham; 1 daughter, Jolyn Pierce; 1 step-daughter, Takina Higginbotham; 1 son, Melvin 'Bo' Brown; 3 sisters, Janice Pierce, Thelma P. Baker and Mecho Alberton; 8 brothers, Leroy Haskell, Johnny R. Pierce, Graylon Pierce, James Pierce Jr., Julius Burns, Terry Burns, Jerry Burns and Paul Burns. Preceded in death by her mother, father, sisters, brothers and grandparents. Wilson- Wooddale Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. (225) 927-1640.

 

 

Shreveport Times 08/01/2012

Kira Lynn Woods Higginbotham (1965-2012) FL/LA

Elm Grove, LA-Kira Lynn Woods Higginbotham, 47 of Elm Grove, Louisiana passed away suddenly from complications with a long term illness on Friday, July 27, 2012 at Highland Hospital in Shreveport. She was born on February 19, 1965 in Panama City, Florida. She was a bookkeeper at Versa Finance. She enjoyed making beaded jewelry, working in her flower beds, and playing with her grandchildren. Kira was preceded by her Nephew, James Woods of Blountstown, FL. Kira is survived by her husband, Billy Higginbotham; daughter Cassie Waltz of Shreveport, LA; stepdaughter Allison Higginbotham Howell and husband Patrick Howell; two sons, Bradley Waltz of Elm Grove, LA and Daryl Waltz and wife Carmen Waltz, of Shreveport, LA; her mother and father, Ima Jean and Charles Woods of Blountstown, FL; brother James Woods of Hogansville, GA; two grandchildren, Savannah Waltz and Angel Texcucano; niece Cassandra Woods of Blountstown, FL and nephew Justin Woods of Hogansville, GA. Memorial services will be held on August 2, 2012 at 11am at Auld's Funeral Home in Shreveport with Reverend David Brice officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials in the form of a donation to the local chapter of Shriner's Hospital on Kira's behalf . The family would like to send the deepest thanks to all friends and medical staff who loved, cared for, and supported Kira. We are forever grateful.

 

 

The Advocate 09/05/2012

Norma Cockrum Higginbotham

(January 3, 1972 - August 31, 2012)

Norma "Freddye" Higginbotham, a resident of Zachary, LA, died on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was currently employed with AMG of Feliciana in Clinton, LA. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5pm until 8pm and then on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 9am until services at 10am, conducted by Rev. Ed Jelks. Burial will be in Azalea Rest Cemetery in Zachary. She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Richard Higginbotham; one son, Cameron Ray Higginbotham; her mother, Norma Cockrum; one brother, Fred Cockrum Jr., nieces Janice Cockrum and Heather Cockrum and nephew Thomas Cockrum. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Cockrum Sr. Pallbearers will be Richy Perry, Ricky "Chicken" Campbell, Chip LeCoq, Sean McDaniel, Ab Poole, and Kevin Deaton. Honorary pallbearers will be Monte Talley, Brandon Boggs, Hayden Mounce, Hunter Campbell, Stephen McGrath, Jacob Harvey, DJ Sullivan, Gage Stevens, Kyle Wilson and Kramer Pickett. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at the Lane Regional Medical Center Emergency Room and the Our Lady of the Lake for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . And she always encouraged her friends and family to donate their organs, as she did, so that others may live. Thanks to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency for their guidance.

 

 

The Advocate 09/19/2012

Herbert H. Higginbotham

A native and resident of Plaquemine, he passed away peacefully in his sleep with his children at his bedside on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at his residence. He was 70, a retired Offshore Laborer. Visiting St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Plaquemine on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 10am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12pm, celebrated by Father Cleo Milano. Cremation will follow with a private entombment of ashes at Grace Memorial Park. Survivors include his companion and caregiver, Rosalind Bueche; 1 daughter, Tracy Cook and husband Jason; their daughters, Brianna and Allison Cook of Laurel, MS; 3 sons, Michael Higginbotham and wife Natalie, their daughters, Alexis and Magdalene of Lafollette, TN; Robert Higginbotham and wife Jennifer, their children, Latisha and Landon of Lafollette, TN and David Higginbotham and wife Miki, their daughter Mollia of Yokohama, Japan; 3 brothers, Elton Higginbotham and wife Lucy; Melvin Higginbotham and wife Aggie and Gary Higginbotham. Preceded in death by father, Herbert Higginbotham; mother, Theresa Ruiz Morales; step- father, Burton "Coon" Morales. Pallbearers will be Michael and Robert Higginbotham, Jason Cook, Elton, Melvin and Gary Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearer is Travis Howell. He loved life, his children and grandchildren, and working out. He also loved boxing and was very proud of his achievements in the sport. Wilbert Funeral Home Plaquemine in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 10/01/2012

Mable Jean Johnson Higginbotham (ca1962-2012) LA

Mable Jean Higginbotham, 50, passed away on Monday October 1, 2012 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, LA. Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 8:00am until funeral services in the funeral home chapel at 10:00am. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. She is survived by uncle, Ralph Thompson; cousins, Lisa Thacker and husband Corbin and Donnie Johnson and wife Bonnie. She is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Johnson, and mother, Ella Mae Johnson.

 

 

Daily World 10/09/2012

Lawrence Higginbotham (1942-2012) LA

CHURCH POINT - Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Church Point at 2:00 PM for Lawrence "Curley" Higginbotham, 70 who passed away Monday, October 08, 2012 at 7:15 AM at his home in Church Point. Fr. Stephen Ugwu will be officiating for the services. Survivors include his wife, Mercy B. Higginbotham of Church Point; four daughters, Kristine and husband, Randy Bellard of Richard, Sonya and husband, Charles Richard of Church Point, Jennifer and husband, Chad Thibodeaux of Church Point and Rachel and husband, Shane Clavier of Church Point; two step daughters, Wendy and husband, Keith Turner and Debra Holden both of Church Point; two step sons, Larry Dan Hanna, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Dayton, TX. and Robert Wayne and wife, Tasha Hanna of Baytown, TX; two brothers, Ollie and wife, Evelyn Higginbotham of Church Point and Gene and wife, Cheryl Higginbotham of Lewisburg; twenty three grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mr. Curley was preceded in death by his first wife, Rita Ann Noel Higginbotham; his parents, Emery and Lullian Higginbotham; one infant sister. Visitation will be Tuesday, 10:00 AM until the time of services on Wednesday. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart #2 Cemetery under the direction of Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Church Point.

 

 

Eunice Today.Com 10/17/2012

Jane Fuselier Higginbotham (1943-2012) LA

Jane F. Higginbotham was born on April 3, 1943 and passed away on October 13, 2012 at the age of 69. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 15, 2012 at 11 AM at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Msg. Robert Romero will officiate. Jane is survived by three daughters, Sonya H. Fusilier and Paul La Combe of Eunice, LA; Dennine H. Mire and Barney of Grand Prairie, LA; Neysa Miller and Jeff of Eunice, LA; one brother, Lester "Spike" Fuselier of Lafayette, LA; eight grand children, Tre' Fusilier and wife Janie, Blaire Fusilier, Natalier Mire, Tyler Mire, Caroline Miller, John Ross Miller, Layne Miller, and Grace Miller. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Helen Vidrine Fuselier. The family will receive friends on Sunday October 14, 2012 from 4 PM to 10 PM. A Rosary will be prayed on Sunday at 7 PM by Deacon Chuck Ortego. The Funeral Home will reopen on Monday October 15, 2012 at 8 AM until service time. Quirk & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Shreveport Times 11/06/2012

 

Miriam Ruth James Higginbotham (1954-2012) LA

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Services for Miriam Ruth James Higginbotham will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Paul Murdock, pastor of Cross Creek Cowboy Church in Atlanta, TX. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Mooringsport, LA. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Bossier City, LA. Miriam was born May 31, 1954 in Shreveport, LA and died November 4, 2012 in Shreveport, LA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Solomon James. Miriam is survived by her father, John Ralph James of Shreveport, LA; daughters, Annie Cherry and husband Dave of Rodessa, LA, Brandi Higginbotham and fiancé Ryan Peek of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Paige Sumrall, Dave Cherry, Peyshance Higginbotham; great grandson, Colton Sumrall and siblings, Cheryl Bac of Houston, TX and Rusty James and wife Marianne, Jon James and wife Charla, Benny James and wife Pam and Troy James all of Shreveport, LA. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Honoring Miriam as pallbearers will be Nathan Bac, Derek James, Scott James, Keith Rushing, Dave Cherry and Tyler James. Honorary pallbearers will be Nolan James and Hunter James. The family would like to thank the nursing staffs at Christus Schumpert and Grace Home for the love and care they showed our loved one.

 

 

11/29/2012

Norman Broussard-Higginbotham (1942-2012) LA

(January 6, 1942 - November 27, 2012)

A resident of Denham Springs, he died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at his home. He was born January 6, 1942 in New Orleans and was 70 years of age. He is survived by his companion, Frances Heath, Denham Springs; 2 daughters, Patricia Broussard; Tori Falcon, Denham Springs, son, Jason Falcon, Baton Rouge; sister, Shirley Keyes, Michigan, brother, Raymond Sanders, Pride; 5 grandchildren, Jack, Teresa, Gage, Raven and Phoenix. Preceded in death by, mother, Vera Broussard; father, Woodrow Higginbotham, Sr.; grandmother, Myrtis Kirby Broussard. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Interment Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.

 

 

01/04/2013

Audrey Higginbotham (1916-2013) LA

(July 29, 1916 - January 2, 2013)

Ringgold, LA – Funeral services for Audrey Higginbotham, 96, will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, LA. Interment will follow at Bistineau Cemetery in Heflin, LA. Officiating the services will be Rev. Rhuel Young. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday, January 4, 2013. Mrs. Higginbotham was born on July 29, 1916 and passed away on January 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Delton Higginbotham. Left to cherish her memories are her son, Eddie Higginbotham and his wife Glenda of Ringgold, LA; two grandchildren, Bridget Higginbotham of Malvern, PA and Tallie Higginbotham of Ringgold, LA; great grandson, Eli Higginbotham of Ringgold, LA; sisters-in-law, Charlene Young of Fryeburg, LA and Lillian Young of Jonesboro, LA; brother-in-law, A.C. Higginbotham of Springhill, LA; along with a host of other relatives and friends.

 

 

The Advertiser & Daily World 03/13/2013

John Larry Higginbotham (1940-2013) LA

Church Point, La. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Branch, La. for John Larry Higginbotham,72. Mr. Higginbotham, a native and long-time resident of rural Acadia Parish near Branch, died at 3:50 P.M. Sunday, March 10 at his residence. Father Paul Broussard will conduct the services with interment following in the St. Edmund Cemetery adjacent to the church.

Survivors include his wife Sabal ; a son, Joey and her grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Cora (Richard) Higginbotham; four brothers and two sisters.

A U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam Era, Mr. Higginbotham will be honored with a Flag Presentation Ceremony at the funeral home prior to services.

 

 

The Advertiser 03/16/2013

Lloyd Dave Higginbotham Sr. (1926-2013) LA

Nov 10 1926 - Mar 14 2013

Catahoula - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, March 18, 2013, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Catahoula, for Lloyd Dave "Red" Higginbotham, Sr., 86, who passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at his residence. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Dion Hall in Catahoula from 11:00 a.m. on Sunday and continue until 2:30 p.m. on Monday. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Fr. Richard Fabre will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Scriptures will be read by Lloyd Higginbotham, Jr. and Tiffanie Bulliard. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Catahoula. Lloyd, better known by his family and friends as 'Red,' was a veteran of the United States Army, having honorably served his country during World War II, and also served as a medic on the U.S.S. Comfort. He was the owner and operator of the well-known, Red’s Levee Bar and various other businesses for numerous years. Red was actively involved in politics, serving as an elected official for 42 years. During the span of his political career he served in the capacity as: Justice of the Peace, Parish Councilman, and was a past President of the Louisiana Policy Jury Association. Red was a renowned fortune teller and Cajun healer, otherwise known as a 'Traiteur' and was visited by patients from all parts of the world. In his free time, Red enjoyed going to the horse races and casinos, dancing to Cajun music, and he also enjoyed gardening. He was known by many as a generous man and always willing to assist anyone in need. Red especially loved visiting with his friends at the bar and spending time with his family. Survivors include his son, Lloyd D. Higginbotham, Jr. of Carencro; four daughters, Vicki Boudreaux and husband, Barry, Trudy Jetton and husband, Shawn, Arlene Higginbotham, and Liz H. Breaux and companion, Wilton Gary, Jr., all of Catahoula; his brother, Francis Higginbotham of St. Martinville; two sisters, Edith Higginbotham of Lafayette, and Jeanette Higginbotham of Catahoula; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary Lee Camille Higginbotham; his parents, Dave and Bernadette LeBlanc Higginbotham; and his sister, Gertrude Theriot. Pallbearers will be Lloyd Higginbotham, Jr., Ridge Boudreaux, Rusty Latiolais, Lane Savoy, Lloyd Higginbotham, III, Kagan Breaux, Tanner Boudreaux, and Francis Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers will be Darby Robicheaux and Mark Lanerie.

 

 

Daily World 03/17/2013

Estelle Tweedel Higginbotham (1929-2013) LA

CHURCH POINT - Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. for Estelle Higginbotham, the former Estelle Tweedel. Mrs. Higginbotham, a native of Lewisburg, La. and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 10:25 A.M. Saturday, March 16 at Acadia-St. Landry Guest Home in Church Point. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum on Highway 35 north of Church Point. Survivors include two sons, Danny Higginbotham of Opelousas and Blane Higginbotham of Church Point; a daughter, Carla Ethridge and husband Marty of Youngsville, La.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Higginbotham, Sr.; her parents, Joseph and Josephine (Gay) Tweedel and two grandchildren, Martin Allen Ethridge, Jr. and Scott Tyler Ethridge. She was also preceded by a sister and four brothers. Mrs. Higginbotham was an LPN at Acadia-St. Landry Hospital in Church Point for over forty years. The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 17 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday by Monsignor DeBlanc Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, La. (337) 684-5488.

 

 

Southwest Daily News 04/17/2013

Tammy Fontenot Higginbotham (ca1972-2013) LA

A memorial service for Tami "Fontenot" Higginbotham, 41, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 407 located at 912 John Stine Rd., Westlake, LA 70669.

 

 

The Advocate 04/29/2013

Myrtle Rebecca Higginbotham Smith (ca1936-2013) LA

Myrtle Rebecca Higginbotham Smith, 77, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 28, 2013. She was a native and resident of Livingston. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. She is survived by her daughter, Deirdre LeCroy, her two sons, Keith and Stacy Smith and three brothers, Lodney, Phillip and Charles Higginbotham. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh W. Smith, eight siblings, Willie "Jackie" Morales, Jack "Scott" Higginbotham, Jr., Julius Edward Higginbotham, Martha Lou Lee, Jerry Pipes Higginbotham, Maggie Acinith Higginbotham, David Marcus Higginbotham and Sterling Higginbotham and also one grandchild, Huey Smith. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5:00 pm until 9:00pm and on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 9:00am until funeral services at 10:00am. Interment will follow in James Chapel Cemetery, Holden.

 

 

The Advocate 05/01/2013

Bernice Higginbotham (ca1920-2013) LA

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Bernice was known to her family and friends as Aunt Bee, and Nannie. She was a great cook and loved her family above all. She was a resident of Central, and a native of Effie, La. She passed away Tuesday April 30, 2013 at the age of 93. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5pm to 9pm. Visiting continues at the funeral home on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 11am till service time at 2pm. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Bernice is survived by two daughters, Charlene Alderman, and husband Cracker, and Gwen Crenshaw, and husband Harvey Sr., son Woodrow Higginbotham Jr., and wife Camille, nine grandchildren Trey Higginbotham, Troy Higginbotham and wife René, Blake Higginbotham and wife Amy, Tarra A. Bueche and husband Mike, Jack Alderman and wife Nancy, Michael "Mick" Alderman and fiancée Brittany Cook, Harvey Crenshaw Jr., and wife Stacy, Felicia Lobrano and husband Blair, and Richey Crenshaw, and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Woodrow (Honey) Higginbotham, Sr., and parents. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Children Hospital, 6977 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77030.

 

 

05/13/2013

Markus Wayne Higginbotham (1969-2013) TX/LA

June 11, 1969 - May 12, 2013

Mark Higginbotham, 43, of Bon Wier, TX, passed from this life on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Alexandria, LA.  Those left to cherish his memory are his mother and stepfather, Susie and Don Low of Bon Wier, TX; sons, Markous W. Purdy Jr. and Timothy Purdy of DeRidder, LA; daughters, Maranda Purdy of Bon Wier, TX and LeeAnn Hughes of Houston, TX; brothers, Keith Higginbotham of Bon Wier, TX, Tristan Herrington of Bon Wier, TX, Jed Low of Jacksonville, TX, Jay Low of Midland, TX, Ben Low of Ingram, TX and Mark Ashworth of Bon Wier, TX; sister, Wanda Morgan of Pocahontas, AR; grandchildren, Cali Hughes of Houston, TX and Braxton Purdy of Raleigh, North Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his father, Hildred Higginbotham. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 5:00 until 10:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10:00am at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home.  Pastor Perfecto Serna and Kyle May will officiate.

 

 

09/25/2013

Michael Higginbotham (ca1958-2013) LA

Funeral services for Michael Higginbotham of Leesville were held Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Pine Hill Baptist Church on Highway 8 west of Leesville. The Rev. Bill Blackmon and Noel Alexander officiated. Burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Michael 55, of Leesville passed away Saturday, at his residence after battling cancer. He was a life resident of Leesville and was a Heavy Equipment Operator in the Logging industry and a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death was his parents; Ernie and Edna Alexander Higginbotham.

Survivors are his wife of 27 yrs. of Leesville; Children; two sons and one daughter-in-law; three daughters.
Four Sisters and Nine Grandchildren

Services were under the guidance of Jeane's Funeral Service of Leesville.

 

 

 

Southwest Daily News 10/09/2013

Mary Higginbotham Meche (1920-2013) LA

Mary Higginbotham Meche, 92, passed away on October 7, 2013 in a local hospital. She was born on November 14, 1920 in Church Point. Mary was a loving person who never met a stranger and was always helping everyone. She was beautiful inside and out and her family was the center of her life. Mary was a member of the "Nifty-Fifty," loved to line dance, and ran the "Sulphur Sweet Shop." She also loved flower gardening, telling stories, sewing and cooking. Her baked from scratch cakes were one of her specialties no one could touch. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 11 a.m.. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur with Father Thomas Huhn, M.S. officiating. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines Cemetery in Carlyss under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the funeral home from 5 to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. and will resume on Thursday at 9 a.m. until time of the service. Mary is survived by her six children, Loretta Warren of Westlake, Betty Youngblood, James Meche, and Jody Higginbotham all of Lake Charles, Ella Meche Barbe of New Orleans, and Richard Meche of Richmond, Texas; one brother, Voris Higginbotham of Church Point; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eldridge and Josephine Higginbotham; daughter, Murella Meche; brother, Curley Higginbotham; sister, Verlie Cormier; and her only niece, Mary Lee Arceneaux.

 

 

The Advocate 12/12/2013

Mary Cernich Higginbotham (1965-2013) LA

A celebration of life service for Mrs. Mary Cernich Higginbotham, 48, will be 3 pm Saturday at the chapel of Seale Funeral Home; visitation will begin at 10 am until time of the service; interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Mausoleum. Mrs. Higginbotham was born on February 27, 1965 in Morgan City, LA to the union of Benjamin George Cernich Sr. and Althea Roig Cernich and departed from this life on Tuesday Evening December 10, 2013 at Ochsner Medical Center. She was a collector with City Credit; a member of the Catholic Faith; she was known to all her family and friends as "Roadrunner"; she was past president of the 6th district of the American Legion; current vice president of the 6th district and Unit 248 Secretary, and that was her passion; she had a heart of compassion always helping and giving to others. She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 17 years Troy Higginbotham; sisters Lori Ann Cernich and Holly Cernich Pellerin and husband Mark Sr., brothers Benjamin George Cernich Jr. and Jason Anthony Cernich; nieces and nephews Taylor, Sydni, Cameron, Logan, Abby, Mark Jr., and Braylynn. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or to the American Legion.

 

 

01/07/2014

Glenn Joseph Higginbotham (1956-2014) LA

Glenn Joseph Higginbotham, 57, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. He was a "roughneck" and a tugboat Captain for many years. He loved to fish, sit at the "point", and fill the breeze, listening to his music while watching the tugs go by. He loved his family and especially the children that filled his heart with love and happiness. "I am a "SIMPLE MAN". Survivors include mother, Dorothy Jane Higginbotham; one son, Glenn Derrick Higginbotham; two grandsons, Devan Ivory and Dakota Higginbotham; sisters, Mary and Russell Henry, Mona, Donna, Selina and husband Brian Holden, and Dorothy "DJ" Higginbotham; brothers, Davis and wife Cindy Higginbotham and Arvin and wife Melissa Higginbotham. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Maxine Higginbotham; father, James Higginbotham; brother-in-laws, Charles "Moose" Bouillion and Steve Matte. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Calcasieu Point, 3955 Henry Puhe Blvd, Lake Charles, LA.

 

 

The Times-Picayune 01/14/2014

Yvonne Denise Dunigan Higginbotham (1964-2014) VA/LA

Yvonne Denise Dunigan Higginbotham was born on December 16, 1964 in Newport News, VA to the late Theodore Roosevelt and Joyce Carol Dunigan. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 in Laplace, LA. She is survived by 3 sons: Dwight D. Jackson, Jr. (Tocorra), Theodore R. Jackson (Jasmine), and Kalep Higginbotham; 5 grandchildren: Miami, Raven, Gabrielle, Kaylee and Harmony; 3 sisters: Edith Dunigan of River Ridge, LA, Julie Duiguid of Institute, WV, and Alva Dunigan of Houston, TX; 1 brother, Jason Williams (Tiffany) of Charleston, WV, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, 147 E. 20th Street, Reserve, LA 70084. Pastor Forell Bering, Officiating Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Interment: Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Reserve, LA. Richardson Funeral Home of Jefferson in charge of arrangements.

 

 

The Advertiser 03/02/2014

Lorita Ann Higginbotham Bearb

RAYNE - Funeral services will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:00 am for Lorita Higginbotham Bearb, 64, who died Saturday, March 1, 2014. Interment will be in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church Cemetery, Church Point, LA. Surviving are her husband, Jules Donald Bearb of Rayne; two sons, Chris Bearb and wife JoAnn of Lake Charles, and Nick Bearb and wife Kylie of Rayne; five Grandchildren, Landon Bearb, Alaina Bearb, Jace Perry, Gracie Bearb and Hannah Bearb; two sisters, Priscilla Richard of Opelousas and Linda Dunn of Alvin, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents Homer and Eula Guidry Higginbotham; and two brothers, Patrick and Pershing Higginbotham. Friends will be received Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm & Monday, March 3, 2014 from 8:00 am until 9:30 am at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm Sunday, March 2, 2014. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

 

Daily World 03/06/2014

Lucille Higginbotham (1923-2014) LA

LAWTEL - A Mass of Christian Burial for Lucille Higginbotham will be held on Thursday March 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Lawtell. Rite of committal will take place at the St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery. Celebrating the Mass will be Reverend Ted Broussard. Ms. Higginbotham, age 91, a resident of Beaumont, TX, died on March 3, 2014 at Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas, LA. She was a retired C.P.A. from Eastman Industries. She enjoyed her dogs and horses and spending time at the beach. She is survived by her nieces, Glenda Fontenot of Carencro, Charlene Smith, Diana Walkowiak and Mona Prejean all of Lawtell, nephews, Darold Prejean of Butte LaRose and Kenny Prejean of Lawtell and also numerous great nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her parents, Jacob and Eve Meche Higginbotham, her significant other, Becky Thames and by a sister, Iris Prejean. The family has requested visitation be held on Thursday March 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m., with a rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m. Music will be provided by Randal and Stacey Caffery and family. Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, (2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, La., (942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

 

 

The Advocate 05/01/2014

Juanita Higginbotham Cannon (ca1939-2014) LA

Juanita Higginbotham Cannon Entered into eternal rest at her sister's (Dean) residence in Zachary, LA on Sunday, April 27, 2014. She was a 75 year old native of Zachary and resident of Baton Rouge, LA. A 1957 graduate of Northwestern High School and Southern University, she was a retired E.B.R. elementary school educator. Religious service will be held at New Providence B.C. on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10am, conducted by Rev. Morris Jackson, interment, Southern Memorial Gardens. Survivors include her sisters, Gloria Dean H. Patin (Claude Sr.) and Florida Higginbotham; nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Cannon; parents, Charlie and Pearl Holmes Higginbotham; siblings, Johnnie Mae Higginbotham and Lucy Higginbotham Jones. Arrangements entrusted to Miller & Daughter Mortuary.

 

 

The News Star 06/30/2014

Amy Virginia Haywood Higginbotham (1939-2014) LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Amy Virginia (Jenny) Haywood Higginbotham, age 75, of Newellton, La., will be Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at the First Baptist Church in Newellton, La., with Bro. Scott Byrd officiating, assisted by Bro. Don Thornton. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Legion Cemetery in Newellton under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home. Mrs. Higginbotham died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Franklin Medical Center in Winnsboro, La., after a lengthy illness following a stroke. She was surrounded by her family. She was born May 20, 1939, in St. Joseph, La., to Sam and Amy Morgan Haywood. She was a lifelong resident of Newellton, La. Mrs. Higginbotham was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, O. J. and Doyle Haywood, and one sister, Imogene Bobo. Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Ray Higginbotham, 2 sons, Scott Higginbotham of Ridgeland, Ms., and Barry (Elizabeth) Higginbotham of Franklin, Tn., and 2 daughters, Kristi (Jay Roy) Mount of Longview, Texas, and Jill (Michael) Monsour of Neenah, Wisconsin, and 6 grandchildren, Andy Higginbotham of Oxford, Ms., Sam and Riley Higginbotham of Franklin, Tn., Jayden Mount of Longview, Tx., and Lainey Johnston and Mia Monsour of Neenah, Wisconsin, and 1 sister, Margaret (Carl) Higginbotham of Groesbeck, Tx., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist Church of Newellton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home or First Baptist Church in Newellton. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the medical staffs at Franklin Medical Center and Plantation Manor in Winnsboro, La., and Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe, La. Crothers Glenwood Funeral Home Tallulah, LA.

 

The Town Talk 07/03/2014

Nell Higginbotham Atwood (ca1934-2014) LA

Services for Nell Higginbotham Atwood will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in the chapel of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Interment will follow in Alexandria Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will resume on Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. until time of service. Nell Higginbotham Atwood, 79, of Alexandria passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Rapides Regional Medical Center. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert Higginbotham and Ellen Minges; her husband of 57 years Charles Elmo Atwood; one son Charles Monroe Atwood; one sister Gloria Clark and one son-in-law, Timothy J. Landry, Sr. Nell was a member of the Pentecostals of Alexandria for 24 years. She loved playing marble dice, crafts, fishing, gardening and spending time outdoors and with her dog "Mojo" ; but most of all she loved spending time with her family. Those left to cherish her memories include her daughter Catherine Ann Atwood Landry of Alexandria; her son David E. Atwood and his wife Christee, of Alexandria; four grandchildren, Timothy Joseph "T.J." Landry, Jr. and his wife Jen of Hattiesburg, MS; Quinten Thomas Landry and his wife Brandi of Alexandria; Charles Donald Atwood of Boyce and Erin LaNell Atwood of Boyce; three great grandchildren, Emma Lynn Landry, Timothy Joseph Landry, III and Rylie Elise Landry; one daughter-in-law, Ruth Jester of Pineville; three sisters , Elaine Doughty of Jena , Nita Payne of Alexandria and Lorene Corder and her husband Tom of Alexandria; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers honored to serve will be Chucky Atwood, T.J. Landry, Jr., Quinten Landry, Don Doughty, Gary Atwood, and Tommy Havens. Honorary pallbearers will be James A Gabour, Sr., Erin Atwood, Stanley V. Atwood, and Jean Coody.

 

 

The Advertiser 08/15/2014

Stephen "Nook" Higginbotham (1924 - 2014)

LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014 at a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette for Stephen "Nook" Higginbotham, age 90, who passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. The Rev. Robert Higginbotham, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in D'Iberville, MS will officiate at the services concelebrated by Rev. Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette. Mr. Higginbotham was a native of Youngsville, raised in Biloxi, MS and a resident of Lafayette since 1958. He was previously employed with the University of Southwestern Louisiana for twenty-four years as a carpenter. Mr. Higginbotham was an usher and parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 10293 at St. Edmond Catholic Church. Mr. Higginbotham was a veteran of the military having served in the U.S. Navy with the Navy Seabees where he was stationed for 36 months in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Survivors include two daughters, Earline H. Bower of Lafayette and Karen H. Granger and her husband, Oneil, of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Mia Granger Begnaud and her husband, Kalen, Laura Granger, Stephen Thomas, Tonya Bearb and her husband, Chris, Dawn Bernard and her husband, Ray, and Chad Bower; eight great grandchildren, Mackenzie Begnaud, Lorelei Begnaud, Skylar Bearb, Wayne Bower, Ty Bower, Kaylie Bower, Gavin Bernard and Raylie Bernard; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ena Doucet Higginbotham; his parents, James Higginbotham and the former Marie Verret, both natives of Youngsville; one step-son, Gerald Thomas; one great grandchild, Taylor Bearb; five brothers, Belin "Bill" Higginbotham, James "Jim" Higginbotham, Nelson Higginbotham, Charlie Higginbotham and Martin Higginbotham; and four sisters, Mary "Mimi" Seymore, Laura Ladiner, Mae Danise and Annette Williams. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Georgette Judy Guillory, Monique Olivier, Mark Boudreaux, Carroll and Mary Katherine Higginbotham and Richard Higginbotham. Pallbearers will be Carroll Higginbotham, Jean Higginbotham, Johnny Higginbotham, Kevin Higginbotham, Billy Higginbotham and Richard Higginbotham. Honorary pallbearers will be Kalen Begnaud, Christopher Bearb, Oneil Granger, William Guins and Stephen Thomas.

 

 

TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com 08/29/2014

Patricia Higginbotham (????-2014) LA

Patricia Higginbotham went to be with Jesus on Monday, August 25, 2014. Daughter of the late James M. Higginbotham and Wilma L. Pace Higginbotham. Beloved wife of Robert J. Dabon Sr. Loving mother of Louis, Christopher, and Latasha Higginbotham, and Prentist Branch (Cherish). Sister of James (Bud) Higginbotham (Karen), Clifford Higginbotham, Norma Higginbotham (Snow), and Bonnie Narcisse (Jeffery). Grandmother of Amelia, Aniah, Jada, Prentist, and Charles. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends, also priest and parishioners of St. Jude Catholic Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 411 N. Rampart Street for 10:00 am. Father Anthony Rigoli celebrant. Church Visitation 9:00 am until hour of services. Entombment Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to . Professional Services Entrusted to: Littlejohn Funeral Home, 2163 Aubry Street, Cal K. Johnson, Manager/Funeral Director, Info: (504) 940-0045. Little John Funeral Home - New Orleans 2163 Aubry Street  New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 940-0045.

 

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