The Massillon Evening Independent 06/07/1869
Lutticia Higginbotham (1807-1869) Ireland/OH
Died on the 7th inst., Mrs. Lutticia Higginbotham, wife of Mr. Robert Higginbotham, in the 63rd year of her age. She was born in the city of Dublin, Ireland on the third day of March in 1807, and was married to her husband, who survives her, on the 22nd of February, 1828. In 1836 they moved to Massillon, then a small hamlet, and can lay claim to being pioneer settlers. She was a most exemplary and worthy woman and was one of the first members of St. Timothy's Episcopal church organized in 1836, and until the day of her death never neglected her duties as a member.
Massillon Independent 03/30/1893
Charles T. Higginbotham (1837-1893) NY/OH
Suddenly Stricken With Apoplexy Tuesday Morning
Overtake by Death while Walking on
Charles T. Higginbotham was stricken with apoplexy shortly after 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, directly in front of the residence of D.T. Frank, between Mill and Hill streets. Some lads saw him fall and ran to his assistance. Dr. T.C. Miller happened to be making a call only a few steps below, and reached Mr. Higginbotham before the action of the heat had entirely ceased. He was virtually dead, when he fell upon his face, however, and nothing whatever could be done.
The body was carried to the private office of Dr. Groff, a
short distance down the street, and in an incredibly short time the news was
generally known, and had reached the various members of Mr. Higginbotham’s
family. The sad intelligence caused widespread sorrow, and created the deepest
sympathy for the family, subjected to such sudden bereavement. Mr. Higginbotham
had been out and about as usual, before his death this morning, and was in
personal charge of a contract being executed in the residence of J.F. Pocock. He
was attending to some matter connected with this work when the summons came.
After an interval of about an hour the body was conveyed to the home, which he
left in the morning apparently a sound and robust man. Mr. Higginbotham would
have been 56 years old had he lived until the 19th of next July. His
parents, together with their daughter, left their home in
A little more than one month later the family moved to
When he returned from the war he resumed his trade of
painting, and continued in that work up to the time of his death. Beside a wife,
three children survive him, namely: Ella, wife of Charles Sinsser, now of
Mr. Higginbotham was one of those men, the very quietness of whose demeanor attracted friends and the suddenness of his death was received with a feeling as sad as it was surprising. Especially among the members of the organizations to which he belonged does this sentiment exist, and by them his loss is keenly felt.
The funeral will be held from the house at 2 o’clock on Thursday afternoon.
The Steubenville Herald 05/25/1897
James Higginbotham (ca1853-1897) OH
James Higginbotham died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Davis Cochran, No. 430 South Sixth street, at 8:30 o'clock this morning, aged 45 years. His death was due to consumption. Deceased was formerly employed in the clay works at Toronto and New Cumberland, but was compelled by ill health to resign his position some time ago.
Massillon Independent 05/08/1902
John L. Higginbotham (ca1832-1902) Ireland/OH
Died of Dropsy
John L. Higginbotham’s Death Occurred Sunday
John L. Higginbotham, aged 70 years, died at his home in the
Mr. Higginbotham was born in
Mr. Higginbotham was one of the oldest members of the
Elyria Evening Telegram 11/26/1908
Infant Son Heginbotham (1908-1908) OH
Many Visitors Throng Home of Tiny Infant
A tiny mite of humanity arrived at the home of Albert Higginbotham, 115 Heighton avenue on Tuesday, the baby boy weighing but two pounds at the time of birth, but was correctly formed.
The child lived for six days and many neighbors visited the house to gaze upon the smallest baby that any of them had ever seen.
Massillon Evening Independent 03/09/1909
Anna Maria Higginbotham Meek Stephens (ca1830-1909) Ireland/OH
Mrs. Maria Stephens, aged 79 years, one of the oldest and best known residents of this city, died at the home of her son, Charles R. Stephens, 59 Wabash avenue, Tuesday morning. Death was due to infirmities of age. Mrs. Stephens was born in Dublin, Ireland, came to this country at the age of six, and had lived here practically all of her life. Her first husband was George Meek. By this marriage she had one son, the late John Meek. Her second marriage to Daniel Stephens occurred in 1854. Charles R. Stephens is a son by this marriage. Mrs. Stephens is also survived by five grandchildren, Hershey Meek, of Columbus; Miss Bessie Meek, Miss Florence Stephens, Daniel Stephens and Mrs. Perry McConnaughey, of Massillon. A brother, R. L. Higginbotham, live in Delphi, Ind. The funeral will be held from the residence of Charles Stephens Thursday afternoon at 1:30.
The Lima Times-Democrat 05/15/1909
John T. Higginbotham (1868-1909) NY/OH
John T. Higginbotham, who has been a great sufferer from injuries sustained ten years ago, met a happy relief in death last night at 11:45. The demise occurred at the home of his venerable parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Higginbotham at the corner of McKibben and West streets, where he had been hovering between life and death for several days past.
The deceased was
the victim of a terrible accident which befell him at
The Lima Daily News 06/02/1910
John Higginbotham (1833-1910) Ireland/OH
Weakened by the
infirmities of old age, John Higginbotham, an esteemed and respected resident of
the North Side died at the family home at
Mr. Higginbotham was
born in Inver,
A widow and seven
children are left to mourn. The children are Sister Eugenia, of
Funeral services will be held at St.
Rose Church, beneath whose shadows the deceased had lived for many years, Monday
morning at 8:30 0’clock. The son, Rev. James H. Higginbotham, will have charge
of the obsequies. Interment will be made in
Newark (OH) Advocate, 08/14/1911
Theodore Higginbotham (1857-1911) OH
Theodore Higginbotham of Nashport died at his home there about 11 o'clock Sunday morning after an illness of about one year with cancer. The funeral services will be held at the late home of the deceased Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and the interment, which will be private, will be made in the Beulah Cemetery
The Xenia Daily Gazette 06/18/1912
Lee Higginbotham (ca1895-1912)
Lee Higginbotham, aged 17, a former Xenia boy, died Monday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Cora Higginbotham, in Dayton, of typhoid fever. The body was brought to Xenia and taken to the home of the lad's grandmother, Mrs. Wadsworth, on Park avenue, where the funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock.
Massillon Evening Independent 07/17/1917
Ella Frances Higginbotham Slusser (ca1857-1917) OH
Mrs. Ella Frances
Slusser, 59, died of pneumonia at her residence,
She is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. George Mong, of
The Newark Advocate 01/18/1917
John A. Hickinbotham (ca1851-1917) OH
Mr. Hickinbotham had
not been well recently, but on Tuesday, in company with his wife, spent the day
Members of the family
heard him gasp and ran to his side, but he was dead before they reached him. Mr.
Hickinbotham was 66 years of age. He is survived by his wife and five children;
Harrison Hickinbotham, who resides on the home place, Simon Hickinbotham of
The deceased was a 32d degree Mason,
a Shriner and a member of the three higher Masonic bodies in
The Massillon Evening Independent 04/02/1917
Elva E. Barnett Higginbotham (ca1864-1917) OH
Mrs. M.I. Stock, Mrs. Home Moke, and Mrs. Logan Porter attended the funeral of Mrs. George Higginbotham at Massillon, Saturday afternoon.
The Lima News 12/16/1919
Mary "Sister Eugenia" Higginbotham (????-1919) NY
Sister of Lima Woman is Dead
Mrs. W.J. O’Day of
Besides her mother, Mrs. Monica
Higginbotham, formerly of
The Lima News 01/26/1920
Monina Higginbotham (1843-1920) NY/OH
Aged Woman Dies
Higginbotham Succumbs at
Higginbotham, 77, mother of Rev. Father James Higginbotham, former
Mrs. Higginbotham was
The body will be
(The body was laid to
Charleston (WV) Gazette 12/29/1928
Joseph Higginbotham (1837-1928) WV/OH
J. C. Higginbotham and E.C. Higginbotham of Nitro were called to Letart, O., where they attended the funeral of their uncle, Joseph Higginbotham, who was burled on Wednesday.
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail 09/28/1930
Laura L. Higginbotham (????-1930) OH
The following from Nitro attended the funeral of Mrs. Frank Higginbotham at Addison, Ohio, Thursday afternoon:
Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Higginbotham, Mrs. Ora Carson, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Goodall, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Frasier, A.Q. Wiley, J.A. Harmon, Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Briggs, J.C. Higginbotham, S.D. Lyons, Homer Harris, Rev. O.L. Hawkins, N.T. Goodall, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Casto, Mr. and Mrs. Hansford Bailey and Frank Shank. Mrs. Higginbotham died Monday of injuries received last June when she was struck by an automobile.
The Zanesville Signal 01/13/1932
Ada Florence Higinbothom Boomer (1897-1932) OH
Death Comes to Hopewell Woman
Mrs. Florence Higinbothom Boomer, 34, died early Wednesday at her home near Hopewell, following a lingering illness. She was the mother of two infant daughters and also is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Higinbothom of the home; one sister, Mrs. Samuel Francis, Pleasant Valley; and two brothers, Raymond and Hilbert Higinbothom of the home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in Poplar Fork Cemetery.
Lima News 01/15/1936
Amorette Stephenson Higginbotham (1868-1936) OH
Sidney Jan. 15 - Funeral services for Mrs. Amorette S. Higgenbotham, wife of John H. Higgenbotham, of Pemberton, who died at Wilson Memorial hospital Monday, will be held from the Pemberton Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. C. Demlinger will be in charge. Burial in Cedar Point cemetery, Pasco. She is survived by her husband, the following stepchildren, Cramer, Forest and Robert and Mrs. H.E. Raterman, and nine grandchildren.
The Times Recorder 10/19/1936
Mary Jane Mellott Higginbotham (1878-1936) OH
Last rites for Mrs. Charles Higginbotham, aged 58 years, of Barnesville, who died Friday night following a two weeks' illness, will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in the Campbell funeral home in Barnesville by Evangelist Thomas Butterfield. Burial will be at Barnesville.
Surviving are three daughters, a sister, and seven brothers.
Massillon Evening Independent 03/03/1937
George M. Higginbotham (1862-1937) OH
Higginbotham, 75, of
For 47 years Mr. Higginbotham was a member of the composing room force of The Independent, being the oldest employee both in age and in years of service.
A history of Mr. Higginbotham’s career with The Independent would be a veritable history of the development of newspaper printing during the past half century.
When Mr. Higginbotham at 28 first became an employee of The Independent, the newspaper was a four page six column paper filled with accounts of local events and news from elsewhere. Advertisements covered half the front page. Type was set by hand.
Many changes were witnessed by Mr. Higginbotham in the years which followed. The newspaper became larger and thicker, and mechanical devices were introduced in the composing room.
For a number of years Mr. Higginbotham was a foreman of the composing room. He worked until stricken with his final illness.
Prior to becoming an employee of The Independent, Mr. Higginbotham worked as a printer at Canal Fulton.
He was a lifelong
Two daughters, Mrs.
Warren L. Doyle, of
The funeral will be
held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the
The Zanesville Signal 03/22/1937
Lucy Belle Fink Higginbotham (1867-1937) OH
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Belle Higginbotham, 69, Pleasant Valley, who died at her home Saturday afternoon following a four month illness of heart trouble, will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emmons Dick, Gratiot, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Poplar Fork cemetery.
Her husband, Charles F. Higginbotham, preceded her in death one year. Surviving are three sons, Frank, of the home; Brit C., of Springfield, and J. Dewey, Echo avenue, city; one daughter, Mrs. Dick; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist church.
The Newark Advocate and American Tribune 02/25/1938
Harriett Heginbotham Smith (1860-1938) OH
Mrs. Harriett Smith, 77, wife of George W. Smith, 21 Fairmount avenue, died during the night in a Columbus hospital.
She was born Sept. 12, 1860, in Licking county, the daughter of John and Mary Heginbotham of Mary Ann township. She had lived the greater part of her life in Newark but for a time resided in Zanesville, where she became a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband and two sons, Willard Smith of Columbus and J. Wayne Smith of Zanesville; also seven grandchildren and a sister, who resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
The body was brought to the Gutliph & Henderson funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
The Chronicle-Telegram 03/28/1938
John Heginbotham (1876-1938) PA/OH
John Heginbotham, 61,
died at his home,
Mr. Heginbotham was
Surviving are his wife, the former
Minnie Scheffler of
Friends may call at his home until
noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to
The Chronicle Telegram 06/16/1939
Bertha A. Bonnell Higginbotham (1870-1939) OH
Oberlin, O., June
16-Mrs. Bertha B. Higginbotham, wife of the Rev. T.M. Higginbotham, passed away
Tuesday evening at her home,
Bertha A. Bonnell
was born November 14, 1870, on a farm north of Oberlin, the daughter of J.B. and
Fannie Bonnell. She attended the Oberlin schools, graduating from
She was united in marriage to T.N. Higginbotham, a student in the Oberlin Theological Seminary, December 5, 1894. They came to Oberlin to make their home following Rev. Higginbotham’s retirement in the fall of 1936.
husband, she leaves one son, Alfred Leslie Higginbotham, professor of journalism
Funeral services will
be held on Monday at 2:30 from the Sedgeman Funeral parlors, with the Rev. J.E.
Richards, pastor of the First Church, officiating. Interment will be made in
The Zanesville Signal 09/23/1939
John William Higginbotham (1874-1939) OH
Barnesville-John William Higginbotham, 65, died Friday night in Martins Ferry hospital following a brief illness. He was admitted to the institution Monday evening and underwent an operation.
He was a prominent
Born in this vicinity,
he spent the greater part of his life here, excepting for a few years in
Surviving are his widow, the former
Leona Bryant; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Kleinkle and Mrs. Trella Rick, of
The Zanesville Signal 05/14/1941
Mary Hickenbottom (ca1913-1941) OH
Police today are
investigating the mysterious circumstances in the death of Miss Mary
Hickenbottom, 28, of
She was found unconscious Sunday and was removed to the hospital Monday morning.
Miss Hickenbottom is believed to have taken an overdose of sleeping powder.
Police sought to determine if the young woman had taken the powder in an attempt to end her life.
Miss Hickenbottom failed to regain consciousness and later developed pneumonia. Coroner S.S. Daw was called this afternoon to investigate.
She worked at several
homes in the rural areas and had been employed at a
Among the survivors is her mother, Mrs. Lela Vickers, of Frazeysburg.
The Lima (OH) News 07/23/1941
James H. Higginbotham (1877-1941) OH
Solemn requiem mass
was celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary
Msgr. Higginbotham, who was 63,
retired a year ago because of illness, and moved to Perrysburg after serving 22
years as pastor of St. Marys church,
Msgr. Higginbotham was ordained on
June 17, 1905, following studies at
A number of
The (Zanesville) Times Recorder 09/15/1941
Elias William Higginbotham (1900-1941) OH
O.-Funeral services for Elias William Higginbotham, 41,
Time of the funeral
is only tentative pending the arrival of a relative from
of Wain’s Filling Station at
Surviving are his
wife, Mrs. Alice McKinnon Wain Higginbotham, a son, John William, a step-son,
Thomas Wain. He also leaves the following brothers and sisters: Albert,
The Massillon Evening Independent 09/24/1941
Robert J. Higginbotham (1858-1941) OH
Higginbotham, 82, of
The funeral will be
held Friday at 4 p.m. at the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hollinger funeral home. The Rev.
John R. Stalker, rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal church, will officiate.
Interment will be made in
The Oberlin Chronicle-Telegram 10/22/1943
Thomas Matison Higginbotham (1868-1943) KY/OH
Oberlin, Oct. 22-Rev.
Thomas Matison Higginbotham died suddenly at his home,
Rev. Higginbotham was a graduate of
Oberlin Theological Seminary with the class of 1898. Following his graduation he
had held pastorates in
Rev. Mr. Higginbotham was born in
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 24, at 2 p.m. in Sedgeman’s Funeral parlors with Rev. Joseph F. King of First church officiating. Burial will be in Westwood cemetery.
The Lima News 01/20/1944
Harriet Higginbotham O'Day (1873-1944) OH
Mrs. Harriett O’Day,
former widely known
Mrs. O’Day was a
member of Branch 1053 Ladies Catholic Benevolent assn and a past president of
Funeral services will
be Friday at 9 a.m. in St. Rose church, Perrysburg, and at 10 a.m. Saturday in
St. Rose Catholic church,
The Athens Messenger 11/01/1946
Bessie Geraldine Jones Higginbotham (1880-1946) OH
services for Mrs. Bessie Higginbotham, 67, who died at her home,
Mrs. Higginbotham is
survived by her husband; a sister, Mrs. Chester Williams of Youngstown; a
brother, Alvin Jones of
Friends may call at the Higginbotham residence Saturday evening.
Athens Sunday Messenger 12/29/1946
Mary Margaret Warner Higginbotham (1859-1946) WV/OH
Rutland-Mary M. Higginbotham, 88, died early Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W.O. Kersey, Langsville, after a short illness.
Surviving are her husband, William A. Higginbotham; three daughters, Mrs. Kersey, Mrs. Frank Anania, Charleston, W.Va., and Mrs. Judy Warren, Seaman, Ohio; a son, R.D. Higginbotham, Dresden, Ohio; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were to be conducted in Langsville Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., and burial was to be at Miles Cemetery, Rutland.
The Zanesville Signal 09/23/1952
Brit Carl Higinbothom (1895-1952) OH
Graveside services for Brit C. Higinbotham, 57, of Springfield, will be held at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Poplar Forks cemetery at Gratiot.
Mr. Higinbotham died in Springfield City hospital Monday.
He had resided in the city for 25 years.
Surviving are his widow, Mabel; two daughters, a son, three grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. E.F. Dick of Gratiot, and two brothers, Frank Higinbotham of Pleasant Valley and Dewey Higinbotham of Zanesville.
The Athens Messenger 02/21/1955
Doy O'Dell Higginbotham Jr. (1953-1955) OH
Pomeroy-Doy Higginbotham, Jr., two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Doy Higginbotham, Sr., of Antiquity, died Saturday evening at the St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, W.Va.
Besides his parents, the child is survived by two sisters, Louise and Gloria, and two brothers, Paul and Roger, all at home, and his grandparents, Mrs. Laurie Smith of Racine, and Mr. and Mrs. Enos Higginbotham of Albany.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Racine Mission in Racine with burial to be in Letart Falls Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence in Antiquity until time of service.
The Coshocton Tribune 06/13/1955
Bruce Higginbotham (ca1949-1955) OH
Bruce Higginbotham, 6, Columbus, died in White Cross Hospital at Columbus Saturday several hours after suffering burn when gasoline accidently upset when he entered the basement of his home and ignited.
The Massillon Evening Independent 08/01/1955
Jesse M. Higginbotham (1879-1955) OH
Jesse M. Higginbotham,
Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mabel D.
Higginbotham and a son, Robert K. Higginbotham, of
He was a member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and an honorary member of the Massillon Club.
The body is at the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hollinger Funeral Home
where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. John C. Hughes,
Episcopal minister from Coshocton, will officiate. Interment will be made in the
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Oberlin Chronicle-Telegram 02/18/1956
Belle Hanna Heginbotham (????-1956) PA
Mr. and Mrs. A. Heginbotham of 329 Louisiana Avenue have received word of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Pressly Heginbotham of Valencia, Pa., who died Friday in Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh. Several relatives here left today for Valencia.
Mansfield News Journal 06/10/1956
Dorothy H. Weber Higinbotham (ca 1906-1956)
Mrs. Dorothy H. Higinbotham, 50, of 317 Bartley Ave., died Saturday night in University Hospital after an illness of about six months.
She is survived by her husband, Barton K. Higinbotham; one son, Gary Higinbotham; a brother, Carl Weber; and her father, Fred Weber, all of Mansfield.
Funeral services are pending with Wappner Funeral Home.
The Zanesville Signal 11/25/1956
Theodosia R. Higinbothom Dick (1890-1956) OH
Funeral services for Mrs. Theodosia Dick, 66, widow of Emmons
Dick of Gratiot, will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the residence
with Rev. E.C. Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in
Mrs. Dick died Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the body has been removed to the residence from the William Thompson and Son Funeral Home at White Cottage.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Russell Buchanan with whom Mrs. Dick
resided, Mrs. Arthur Ardrey of
The Newark Advocate 03/07/1958
Paul W. Higginbotham (1905-1958) OH
The funeral of Paul W. Higginbotham, 93 Westmoor Ave., will be held Saturday in the Ross Henderson Funeral Home with the Rev. J.A. Garshaw officiating. Burial will be in Wilson Cemetery.
The Lima News 09/26/1958
Jennie G. Higginbotham Allen (1874-1958) KS/OH
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the
She was born Aug. 1, 1874 in
She was a member of the
Her husband, Amos, died in 1944.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James Cheney Jr., of 739 S. Elizabeth; three
sons, Merritt J. of 1062 W. Market, Norman D. of 1111 Latham and Orphy F. of
1001 Holmes; 21 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; a brother, John
Burial will be in
The family will receive visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Silerd and Son Funeral Home.
Augusta Scheffler Heginbotham (1885-1959) OH
Mrs. Augusta Heginbotham, nee Scheffler, 74, formerly of
Mrs. Heginbotham was born in
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Renkel and Mrs.
Alice Pitman Johns, both of
Services will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Sudro-Curtis
Funeral Home. The Rev. Walter Relf will officiate and burial will be in
The Times Recorder 05/26/1959
Leona Bryant Higginbotham (1874-1959) OH
Bethesda-Services for Mrs. Leona Higginbotham, 85, of Bethesda, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Kelly-Kemp Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Greenwood will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Saturday in a Cambridge hospital.
The Newark Advocate 09/05/1960
Andrew C. Higginbotham (1882-1960) KY/OH
Andrew C. Higginbotham, 78, former employee of the State Highway Garage 11 years, died early Monday morning in his home, 720 Camp St., following a heart attack.
The resuscitator squad from the Fire Department responded to a call and he was pronounced dead on arrival of the squad. He had been under the care of a physician.
A resident of
A member of the Central Church of Christ, he also was affiliated with the Modern Woodmen and Knights of Pythias.
His widow, the former Goldie McLaughlin, whom he married in
1902, survives; also one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hackney of
The body is at the Ross Henderson Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
The Evening Independent 03/30/1961
Paul A. Higginbotham (1925-1961) OH
Mansfield-Truck driver Paul A. Higginbotham, 37, of Rt. 1 Jackson, was killed Wednesday night when his tractor-trailer smashed into the read of another truck on Interstate 7 just south of US 30, the highway patrol reported.
Patrolmen said Higginbotham’s empty truck struck the rear of a truck driven
by Clarence L. Smith, 42, of
The Massillon Evening Independent 05/10/1961
Mabel Dielhenn Higginbotham (ca1880-1961) OH
The funeral for Mrs. Mabel D. Higginbotham, 81, of
The body has been taken to the Gordon-Shaidnagle-Hollinger funeral home, but there will be no calling hours.
Mrs. Higginbotham died Tuesday evening at 7:45 after a long illness.
Her only survivor is a son, Robert H. Higginbotham of
The Portsmouth Times 06/09/1961
Eugene Higginbothan (????-1961) OH/TN
Peebles, Ohio-Graveside services are arranged for 2 p.m. Sunday at Locust Grove Cemetery for Eugene Higginbothan, a former Adams County resident, who died at Chattanooga, Tenn.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Higginbothan.
Burial is under direction of Trefz Funeral Home.
The Mansfield News-Herald 01/18/1963
Carlton J. Higginbotham (1908-1963) OH
Services for Carlton J. Higginbotham, 54, of Smith Rd., Waite Hill, will be tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby.
Mr. Higginbotham died Wednesday at West End Hospital. He worked as a carpenter on a large estate and was a member of the Elks.
Surviving are his widow, Rose; a daughter, Carol; a sister, Mrs. Bernice Spraggins of California; and two brothers, Herman of Waite Hill and Lysle of Eastlake.
Friends may call today from 4 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Waite Hill Cemetery.
Rex Mason, elder of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints, will officiate.
The Chronicle Telegram 07/17/1964
Evelyn Gex Higginbotham (ca1917-1964) MI/OH
Sheffield-Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Gex Higginbotham,
Mrs. Higginbotham died Wednesday in
The House of Wills, Cleveland, has charge of arrangements.
The Athens Messenger 06/01/1965
George Allen Higginbotham (1875-1965) WV/OH
Middleport-George A. Higginbotham, 89, died Tuesday at his Middleport residence after a several weeks’ illness.
Surviving are his wife, Mattie; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil
Evans, Middleport, two sons, Ernest of Richmond, Va. and Autta,
A son, Herbert, preceded him in death.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. at the Rawlings-Coats Funeral
Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Frank Cheesebrew
will officiate. Burial will be in the
The Times Recorder 04/09/1966
Bessie Rebecca Reed Higginbotham (1902-1966) OH
Barnesville-Mrs. Bessie Reed Higginbotham, 63, of Barnesville died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack at 12:15 p.m. Friday (April 8) at her home.
Born July 19, 1902, in
She was employed in the office of Pomco Company in
Barnesville, and was a member of
Surviving are a son, John, of
The body was taken to Campbell Funeral Home here where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Roy
Hilliard officiating. Burial will be in
The Athens Messenger 06/27/1966
Abraham Lincoln Higginbotham (1882-1966) WV/OH
Grimms Landing-Last rites for Abraham Lincoln Higginbotham,
84, Gallipolis, formerly of Grimms Landing, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in
Mr. Higginbotham, a retired New York Central Railroad
employee, died Saturday in
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Hayes and Mrs.
Emma Weaver, both of Grimms Landing, and Mrs. Loretta Bowers, Lancaster; six
sons, William and Lawrence, Alvada; Earl and Ezra,
Friends may call at Raynes Funeral Home in
The Newark Advocate 12/12/1966
William S. Higginbotham (ca1939-1966) OH
Cincinnati-A fire that gutted the top floor of an Avondale section rooming house Sunday took the life of William S. Higginbotham, 27.
News Journal 01/04/1967
Elsie Farley Hickinbotham (1911-1967) OH
Crestline-Services for Mrs. Elsie Hickinbotham, 55, wife of Harold Hickinbotham, 210 Park Rd., Crestline, were held Monday, Jan. 2, in the Law and Son Funeral Home in Utica. Burial was in Wilson Cemetery, Utica.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Wilton, North Canton and Mrs. Erma Holton and a son, Eugene Hickinbotham, both of Louisville; her father, Guy Farley, of Utica; sister, Mrs. Kate Carpenter of Utica and two brothers, John Farley, Mt. Vernon, and William Farley, Lima.
The Zanesville Times-Recorder 05/16/1967
Frank P. Higginbotham (1888-1967) OH
Frank P. Higginbotham, 78, of Putnam Nursing Home, formerly of
Born June 14, 1888, in
Mr. Higginbotham was a retired farmer and sportsman. He was a member of
Surviving are one brother, J. Dewey Higginbotham of
One sister and one brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call at the Blue Avenue Chapel of Bolin Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday.
The Elyria Chronicle Telegram 06/23/1967
Alfred Leslie Higginbotham (ca1896-1967) OH/NV
Noted Journalism School Head Dies
Reno-Prof. Alfred Leslie Higginbotham, who built the University of Nevada Department of Journalism up from a single class room to one of the nation's best journalism schools, died in St. Mary's Hospital yesterday at 71.
At his own request there will be no funeral services, and his body will be sent to the University of Utah Medical center to help research into multiple sclerosis, a disease from which he suffered all his life.
Mr. Higginbotham was a native of Oberlin, Ohio, and was graduated from Oberlin College in 1920, working for the Cleveland Plain Dealer until 1923 when he joined the English Department at the University of Nevada.
He taught a single class in journalism, but persisted in efforts to establish a journalism department, succeeding in 1940. He headed the department until he retired in 1966.
He made it one of the top college journalism schools in the nation, with more than 100 students in 1966. The department was named for him-the only University of Nevada department named for a faculty member. Prof. Higginbotham helped found the Nevada State Press Association and Nevada newspaper Hall of Fame. The NSPA named him its "Man of the Year" in 1966, praising him as "a tireless scholar and teacher." He was the association's president in 1957.
He earned the first distinguished teacher award ever given by Sigma Delta Chi, the national professional journalism society, in 1967. He helped found the American Society of Journalism School Administrators and was its president in 1952-53.
Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie Taylor Higginbotham of Reno, and a daughter, Mrs. Sally Graham of New York City.
Newark Advocate 12/21/1967
(Memorial published 12/21/1968)
Alexis "Red" Hickinbotham (????-1967)
In loving memory of our dear husband and father, Alexis (Red) Hickinbotham who passed away one year ago today December 21, 1967.
Sadly missed by wife, Lorna, Mother, children and grandchildren.
Portsmouth Times 01/02/1970
Bessie Reese Higginbotham (1883-1970) PA/OH
Jackson, Ohio - Mrs. Bessie M. Higginbotham, 86, of Jackson died Thursday morning in Oak Hill Hospital. A native of Washington, Pa., she was preceded in death by her husband, James Higginbotham, in 1951. Surviving are two sons, Mark of Wellston Rt. 2 and Sam of Adrian, Mich.; three daughters, Mrs. Nellie Scott and Mrs. Ruth Colvin, both of Jackson, and Mrs. Marie Potts of Canton; three brothers, William Reese of Sabina, Sandy Reese of Scenery Hill, Pa. and Ersel Reese of Washington, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Dale Locy and Mrs. Isy Kenimond, both of Washington, Pa.; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services are to be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at Eisnaugle Funeral Home in Jackson, with Rev. O. C. Cooper officiating. Interment is to be in Beaver Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday.
The Times Recorder 10/11/1970
Rollin Raymond Higinbothom (1900-1970) OH/AR
Rollin Raymond (Ted) Higginbotham, 70, of Fayetteville, Ark., formerly of Hopewell, a retired farmer, died at 8:30 p.m. (Thursday Oct. 8) at a nursing home in Huntsville, Ark. He had been in failing health for a year. Mr. Higginbotham was born June 13, 1900, in Muskingum County, a son of William and Elizabeth Runion Higinbothom. He never married. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Samuel (Olive) Francis of Gratiot; a brother, Hilbert Higinbothom of Farmington, Ark., six nieces and two nephews. A sister, Florence, is deceased. The body was taken to the Blue Avenue chapel of Bolin Funeral Home where friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Blue Avenue chapel with Rev. Ralph E. Sagle officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Fork Cemetery, near Gratiot.
(Elyria) Chronicle Telegram 09/21/1971
Earl Higginbotham (1915-1971) WV/OH
The Funeral service for Earl Higginbotham, 55, of
Mr. Higginbotham, native of
Surviving are his wife, Lulu J., to whom he was married 35
years; two sons, Larry G. of
Friends will be received at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Van Wert Times Bulletin 01/05/1973
Fern Virginia Jordan Higginbotham (1928-1973) OH
Chillicothe, Ohio-Fern Higginbotham, 44, of Rt. 2, Beaver, was killed late Thursday when the pickup truck in which she was riding and a car collided on U.S. 23, three miles north of Chillicothe.
Zanesville Times Recorder 02/09/1973
Mary E. Burns Higginbotham (1899-1973) OH
Mrs. Mary E. Higginbotham, 73, of Pinkerton Lane Route 2, died at 10 a.m. Thursday in Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had been ill for three weeks, but death was unexpected.
Born Feb. 21, 1899, in
She was a member of the
Surviving are her husband, J. Dewey Higginbotham; one son,
Donald of White Cottage; two daughters, Mrs. Junior (Elaine) Tredway of 705 Rock
Road and Sue Higginbotham of the home; two brothers, Herbert Burns of
One son, Paul, died in infancy. A brother is also deceased.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Avenue Chapel of the Bolin Funeral Home.
The (Newark) Advocate 07/02/1973
Goldie L. McLaughlin Higginbotham (1885-1973) OH
Services for Mrs. Goldie L. Higginbotham, 88, of
Mrs. Higginbotham died Sunday morning in the hospital. She was born June 24, 1885, to the late John and Sarah McLaughlin.
She was a member of the Central Church of Christ for 80 years, the Pythian Sisters and the Homemakers Class.
Her husband, Andrew C., died in 1960.
Surviving are two sons: Edward Higginbotham and Rev. John Higginbotham, both
Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tonight.
Massillon Independent 07/18/1974
Rex William Higginbotham (1952-1974) OH
Higginbotham was pronounced dead on arrival at
Higginbotham is survived by his wife, Christine. He was a
member of the
Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit H. Higginbotham of Minerva; a sister, Mrs. Beverly D. Facemire, of Minerva; two brothers, Robert of Minerva and Roger of Minerva.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Paquelet
Funeral Home in Louisville with the Rev. Harold Henniger, of the Canton Baptist
Temple, officiating. Interment will be in the
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Times-Recorder 04/08/1974
Mable Grace Musser Higinbothom (1896-1974) OH
Mrs. Mabel Grace Musser Higginbotham, 79, of Springfield, relative of several residents, died Saturday in a Springfield hospital. She had been in failing health a year.
She was born Jan. 12, 1896 in Meigs County. Her husband, Brit, died in 1952.
Surviving are a son, John, of Vandalia; two daughters, Mrs. Iris Bernie and Mrs. Julia Harris, both of Springfield; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Poplar Forks Cemetery near Gratiot.
Massillon Independent 10/31/1975
Roger D. Higginbotham (1949-1975) OH
New Richmond, Ohio-Roger Higginbotham, 26, was killed in Clermont County Wednesday night when he lost control of his automobile and slammed head-on into a semi-truck, according to Ohio Highway Patrol.
Findlay Courier 05/22/1976
Jossie S. Ward Higginbotham (1929-1976) KY/OH
CAREY—Mrs. Jossie S. Higginbotham, 46 , 425 Findlay St., Carey, died at 7:20 a.m. Friday in Blanchard Valley Hospital, where she had been hospitalized the past six months. She was born in Paintsville, Ky., Dec. 17,1929, to John and Martha (Blair) Ward. She married Burton Higginbotham, Nov. 17, 1948, and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sharon Hackworth, Carey; Mrs. Debbie Soto, Jessup, Ga.; three sons, Rick, Steven and Ronald, all of Carey; four grandchildren; two brothers, Zollie, Paintsville, Ky.; Hager, Vanlue; three sisters, Mrs. Ed (Gladys) Tackett, Mount Blanchard; Mrs. Margaret Wickham, Carey; Mrs. John (Bonnie) Pepnickey, California. Mrs. Higginbotham was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, north of Carey, the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Fostoria and the Carey Conservation Club. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the church, the Rev. William Mahan officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be after 7 p.m. today in the Bristoll Funeral Home, Carey.
The Advocate 06/12/1976
Hallie S. Jones Hickinbotham (1889-1976) OH
Arrangements are incomplete for Hallie S. Hickinbotham, 86, of
Mrs. Hickinbotham died Thursday evening in
She had been a resident of
Surviving are a son, Robert, of
Services will be announced by Criss Brothers Funeral Home.
The Uniontown, PA Morning Herald 09/30/1976
Clarence J. Higginbotham (1907-1976) PA/OH
Higginbotham, Clarence J.-Age 59 years of 4771 West 130
St., Cleveland, Ohio, died Wednesday September 29, 1976 at 5:15 a.m. in the
Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He was born February 2, 1907 in Amwell Twp.,
Hazel Frances Higinbothom Mahoney (1891-1977) OH
Mrs. Hazel Frances Higinbothom Mahoney,
85, of 2595 Summit St., Columbus, a native of Nashport, died at 9 a.m. Thursday
in Alum Crest Nursing Home where she has been a patient the past 15 months. Mrs.
Mahoney was a member of Market Street Baptist Church when she lived in this area
and was most recently a member of Broad Street Baptist Church in Columbus. She
moved from this area about 40 years ago. She was born Nov. 20, 1891. Surviving
are her sister, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Lutz of 2101 Dresden Rd., whom she visited
last week; and several nieces and nephews, including one niece, Mrs. Franklin
(Emily) Vandenbark of 2144 Norwood Blvd., and two nephews, Wayne King of Blue
Ave., and Emerson King of Adams St. Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today in
Woodyard Funeral Home in Columbus with burial in a Columbus cemetery.
Alice Deletta Heginbotham Pitman Johns (1907-1977) OH
She was the first woman in
Mrs. Johns was a member of the First Congregational Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the YWCA, and the American Association of Retired People.
Surviving are her husband, Ralph H.; a son, Alan J. Pitman,
Cleveland; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Renkel,
Friends may call at the residence.
Services will Monday at 1 p.m. in the First Congregational
Church with the Rev. Ronald K. Marmaduke officiating. Burial will be in
The family suggest memorial contributions, if desired, be made
to the Presbyterian Home for Children,
The Harold Dicken Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The (Newark) Advocate 10/20/1976
Ruth Evelyn Higginbotham Hackney (1916-1974) OH/IN
Graveside services for Ruth Hackney, 44,
Mrs. Hackney died Tuesday in
She was a former choir director and music teacher in the
Surviving are her widower, Karl; two sons, Terry of Venice,
Calif., and Randy of Indianapolis; two brothers, Edward Higginbotham of
The family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home.
Wheeling News-Register, Tuesday 08/16/1977
Pearl Marie Gamble Hickenbottom (ca1917-1977) OH
Hickenbottom, Pearl Marie, 60, of Route 3, Pogue Road, St. Clairsville, died Monday in Ohio Valley General Hospital, Wheeling. She was a former employee of Belmont County Sanitarian and a Methodist by faith. Surviving are her mother, Hazel Kettlewell Gamble of Glencoe; her husband, George Hickenbottom; two sons, George Elmer Jr. of St. Clairsville and Marvin Eugene at home; two daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Neuhart of St. Clairsville and Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Elder of Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Thelma) Groce of Lancaster, Ohio and Mrs. Raymond )Alma) Wiley of Glencoe. Friends received at the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville, 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, where services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Interment in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Naples (FL) Daily News 12/09/1977
Lucy Mae Clark Higginbotham (1907-1977) OH/FL
Lucy M. Higginbotham, 70, of Tropical Air,
Survivors include her husband, C.E. Higginbotham; two daughters, Vivian
Funeral services will be held in
Pittman’s Bonita Springs Chapel, 2115 Old 41 Road, is in charge of arrangements.
The Chronicle Telegram 11/04/1980
Bratton P. Higginbotham (1909-1980) DC/OH
Bratton P. Higginbotham Sr. 70, of
A retired employee of United States Steel, Mr. Higginbotham worked 25 ½ years at the Lorain-Cuyahoga Works as a bridge operator in the dock and pressure slag department.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Patrice; two sons, Bratton
Jr., and Darryl, both of
Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home in
Ruth E. Heginbotham Renkel (1915-1983) OH
Ruth E. Renkle, 68, a lifelong
Mrs. Renkel was a retired employee of General Industries,
She is survived by a daughter, Carlyn Beal of Elyria; a son, Donald of Anchorage, Alaska; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A sister, Alice Pitman Johns, died in 1977.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Dicken Funeral
The Rev. Martin G. Waidmann, pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, will officiate.
Memorial contributions, if desired, should be made to the Lorain County Board of Mental Retardation or to the Hearing Impaired Services of Lorain County.
The Chronicle-Telegram 12/18/1986
Gilbert A. Heginbotham (1914-1986) OH
Gilbert A. Heginbotham, 72, of
He was born in
He retired in 1973 from U.S. Steel division of USX,
He was a member of
His hobbies included fishing and hunting.
Surviving are his wife, Rose (nee Kasik), to whom he was married 50 years; two sons, James Heginbotham of Elyria and Wayne Heginbotham of Strongsville; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Grace Guyeska of Elyria.
Visitation will be today from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4
and 7-9 p.m. at the Curtis-Scheuffer Funeral Home,
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the home with Rev. Martin Waidmann officiating.
Interment will be in
Members of AA will conduct a memorial service Friday at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul UCC of the American Horse Assn.
The (Elyria) Chronicle Telegram 02/21/1991
Joanne E. Caputo Higginbotham (1936-1991) OH
Joanne E. Higginbotham (nee Caputo), 54, retired Rini Rego
deli manager, died Tuesday at her
She retired as deli manager of the Vermillion Rini Rego in 1990 after 30 years with the company.
Survivors include sons, Dale and Marion, both of
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Richard J. Reidy
Burial will be in
The Times Reporter 03/13/1992
Alonzo Earl Hickenbottom (1896-1992) OH
CADIZ - Alonzo Earl Hickenbottom, 95, of 75920 McFarland Rd., died Tuesday at the Carriage Inn of Cadiz. Born in Barnesville, he was a son of the late William and Rosabelle Street Hickenbottom. He was a retired logger, farmer and construction worker and a member of the Cadiz Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Surviving are his wife, the former Susie Monohan; four sons and five daughters, Edmond of Bethesda, Alonzo Jr. of Summerville, S.C., Gary of Cumberland, Md., and Brad K. of McKinney, Texas, Sue F. Gillote of New Albany, Norma Jean Mehok of Heath, Helen Anne Hanna of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Abel of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Merle E. Nester of Holloway; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Four brothers and five sisters are deceased. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home at Cadiz with Brad Hickenbottom officiating. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove. Calling hours are 11 to 1 Saturday.
Letcher Monroe Higginbotham (1912-1994) WV/OH
Letcher M. Higginbotham, 81, of Charleston died Feb. 9, 1994 at the home of his
son, Ray of Richwood. He had been in failing health for several months.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Moose Lodge #0565 and Community Church of Nitro, W.Va. He was born April 15, 1912, in Putnam Co., W.Va., to the late Clinton and Mamie Slater Higginbotham. He was predeceased by a brother.
Surviving: wife, Ruth Walker Higginbotham; sons, Clinton of Florida, Roy of Circleville, Ohio; daughters, Linda Piper and Christine Higginbotham, both of Cocoa, Fla.; brothers, Elmer of Nitro, Robert of Black Betsy, Lonzose of Cabin Creek, Kermit of Canton, Ohio; sisters, Vivian Lett of Charleston, Juanita Cable; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 am Saturday at Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with the Rev. Franklin Lett officiating. Burial will be in Legacy Memorial Gardens, Cross Lanes. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm today at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Hospice of Marion, 180 Ottawa St., Richwood, Ohio, 43344.
Merlie Agnes Warner Higginbotham (1903-1994) WV/OH
Zanesville – Merlie A. Higginbotham, 91, of 1120 Schlaegel Drive, died at 1:54
am Wednesday, June 22, 1994, at Bethesda Hospital.
Born May 9, 1903, in Tribble WV, she was a member of Northside Church of the Nazarene and had been president of the Missionary Society for 10 years.
She is survived by her husband, Romeo D. Higginbotham, whom she married Sept 15, 1924; one daughter, Ruth Higginbotham Gist of Zanesville; two sons, Lonnie Higginbotham of Zanesville and Romeo J. Higginbotham of Nashport; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; one step great, great grandson; and one sister, Eddie Casto of Nitro WV
Preceding her in death were her parents, Robert and Nancy Jividen Warner; one daughter, Louise Marie Higginbotham; one granddaughter and several brothers and sisters.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 pm today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday, June 24, at Bryan Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Avenue.
Services will be at 11 am Saturday, June 25, at the funeral home with the Rev. James Honaker and the Rev. Vernon Stimpert officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Northside Church of the Nazarene.
The Richwood Gazette 10/30/1996
Ruth Marie Walker Higginbotham (1916-1996) WV/OH
Ruth M. Higginbotham, 80, died Monday, Oct. 28 at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a brief illness.
The daughter of Mat and Lou Slater Walker was born February 23, 1916, in Eskdale. She married Letcher Higginbotham November 4, 1934. He preceded her in death February 9, 1994.
Surviving are three sons, Clinton of Ocala, FL., Ray of Richwood and Roy of Circleville; two daughters, Linda Piper and Christina Higginbotham, both of Cocoa, FL.; eighteen grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother, Vincent Walker of Marengo and a sister, Nancy Jett of Melbourne, FL. Five brother and three sisters are deceased.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at Keller Funeral Home in Dunbar, WV. Interment will be at Legacy Memorial Cemetery near Cross Lanes, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Milcrest Nursing Center where she was a resident.
The Chronicle-Telegram 05/26/2000
James J. Heginbotham (1937-2000) OH
James J. “Jim” Heginbotham, 62, of
He was a 1955 graduate of
Mr. Heginbotham was a firefighter for the Elyria Fire Department, retiring in 1993 after 25 years of service.
He was past president of the Firefighter’s
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Claudia R. (nee Schmittgen); daughters, Beth McNulty, Sandra Vidovich, Nancy Ramirez, Heidi Knapp, Amanda and Caitlin Heginbotham, all of Elyria, and Susan Willoughby of South Amherst; his son, Chip of Elyria; 12 grandchildren; his mother, Rose (nee Kasik) Heginbotham; and a brother, Wayne of Strongsville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gilbert, in 1986.
Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Dicken Funeral
A memorial service will be conducted for the family. The Rev. Arthur E. Long will officiate.
Burial will be in
Memorial may be made to the American Lung Association,
Emanuel L. Higginbotham (1943-2001) OH
Emanuel L. Higginbotham (Higgy), 58, of Frankfort, died at 11:31 a.m. July 18,
2001 in his home surrounded by his family and friends, after an extended
Emmanuel was born May 27, 1943, in Bainbridge, the son of Frank and Bernice Cottrill Higginbotham, both of whom preceded him in death. Emanuel was retired from Armco/Steelox Systems, of Washington Court House. His life was passionately spent hunting, fishing, playing euchre, caring for his dogs, gardening, providing for his family and worshiping in his home. He felt honored and blessed to have owned and maintained his family's farm for the past 28 years. He is survived by his incredibly loving and eternally faithful wife, Irene Cochenour Higginbotham; his three children, Glen (Beth) Higginbotham of Frankfort, Tonia (Tim) Nesser of Bainbridge, and Emanuel Higginbotham of Columbus; granddaughters, Elizabeth Nesser and Talli Emily, Aubree and Daisey Mae Higginbotham; siblings, Ted, Dixie, Harvey, Susan Smith, John, Diane Smith, Beverly Corey, all of Frankfort, and Robin Corey, of Bourneville, as well as scores of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Viewing in the family home.
Funeral in First Church of God, Chillicothe. Funeral arrangements by Fisher-Anderson-Ebright Funeral Home in Frankfort. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort, with military honors by American Legion.
The Courier 09/12/2002
Neva Fay Conley Higginbotham (1935-2002) KY/OH
CAREY -- Fay Higginbotham, 67, of 219 W. Findlay St., Carey, died at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
She was born March 1, 1935, in Johnson County, Kentucky to Lindsey and Cora L. (Arms) Conley. She married John Higginbotham on March 28, 1963, and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, John Jr. of Sulphur, La.; Hank Conley, Atlanta, Ga.; five daughters, Diane Hussey and Betty Jo Twining, both of Carey; Mrs. Clark (Connie) Phillips and Tina Twining-Begley, both of Findlay; Tammy Higginbotham, Lexington, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Conley, Carey; Frank Conley, Pleasant Lake, Mich.; Billy Ray Conley, Jackson, Mich.; and four sisters, Joyce Ann Stanley, Jackson, Mich.; Opal Marshall, Marion; Mrs. Gabe (Ella Ree) Smith, Carey; Mrs. Thomas (Wanda) Resor, Pleasant Lake, Mich.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gary Dean and James Conley.
Mrs. Higginbotham was a homemaker. She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Carey.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Harold Bowling, Arnie Rife and Russ Manns officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, and an hour before services Saturday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church or a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, 43316-1169.
The Chronicle-Telegram 03/13/2003
Rose Kasik Heginbotham (1915-2003) OH
Rose Heginbotham (nee Kasik), 87, of
She worked as a saleslady in downtown
Mrs. Heginbotham was a member of St. Paul United Church of
She enjoyed baking and cooking for family and friends.
Survivors include a son, Wayne of Strongsville; eight
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anne Curcillo of
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert, in 1986; a son, James, in 2000; parents, James and Cecelia Kasik; and sisters, Mary Kasik, Antoinette “Toni” Downton, Barbara Nichols and Mildred Weibling.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at
Busch-Curtis-Scheuffler Family Chapel,
The Rev. Allen Grothe, pastor of St. Paul United Church of
Interment will be in
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society,
Gazette, Thursday 04/10/2003
Clarence Dale Higginbotham (1960-2003) OH
GROVE CITY, Ohio – Clarence Dale Higginbotham, 43, of Grove City died April 8, 2003, in Doctors' West Hospital.
He was a 1979 graduate of Westland High School, a member of Teamsters Local 413 and a driver for FedEx.
He was preceded in death by his son, Ryan Dale Higginbotham; and his sister, Christina Higginbotham.
Survivors include his loving wife, Anna Higginbotham; parents, Delbert and Donna Higginbotham; sons, Dustin, Dillon and Nicholas Higginbotham; stepdaughter, Dawn Wycuff; sister and her husband, Wilda and Chris Morris; brothers and their wives, William and Brenda Higginbotham and Charles and Brenda Higginbotham; and many relatives and close friends.
Service will be 12 noon Saturday, Apr. 12, at Raynes Funeral Home, Buffalo, W.Va., with the Rev. John Mead officiating. Burial will be in Morning-Sunrise Cemetery, Grimms Landing, W.Va.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The Courier 06/30/2003
Lawrence M. Higginbotham (1919-2003) WV/OH
ALVADA -- Funeral services for Lawrence M. Higginbotham, 83, of 12212 W. Seneca County Road 10, Alvada, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, Carey, the Rev. Floyd Thomas officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 and 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Higginbotham died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2003 at Good Shepherd Home, Fostoria.
Born July 21, 1919 in Buffalo, W.V., to Abraham and Sophia (Runion) Higginbotham, he married Anna Belle Jeffers on October 9, 1941 in Prospect, and she died March 24, 1994.
Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Shirley) Shafer, Delta; Donna Miller, Upper Sandusky; and Mrs. David (Laura) Hall, Shelbourne, Vt.; five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are six brothers, William, Earl, Ezra, Deward, Dencil and Robert Higginbotham; five sisters, Mary Hayes, Emma Weaver, Effie Bowers, and Margaret and Fanny Higginbotham, who both died in infancy; and two grandchildren.
A WWII U.S. Army veteran, he worked on the C & O Railroad for 38 years and was a member of the American Legion Post 354 Z in New Riegel.
Memorials may be made to Seneca County Alternative Transportation in care of the funeral home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, 43316.
Herbert L. Higginbotham (1934-2003) OH
Herbert L. Higginbotham, age 70, of Columbus passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at his residences. Survived by son Mark (Christine) Higginbotham, daughters Diana Reed of AR, Cheryl (Jack) Davis of NC and Janet (Tom) Tucker of Centerburg; brothers Bob (Janet) Higginbotham, Tommy (Darlene) Higginbotham; sister Brenda (Joe) Buchanan. Herb loved fishing and hunting. He taught he grandson Lance how to cast his first rod and reel. He loved going fishing with Mark, he always called him “his boy”. He had a nickname for all of his girls, each of them were special to him. Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren Herb had many friends and enjoyed Toad from W.V. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation Sunday 2-5 PM at NEWCOMER-FARLEY FUNERAL HOME, 3047 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral service 10 AM Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Tom Tucker officiating. Interment in Glenrest Memorial Estate, Reynoldsburg.
Wilmington News Journal 3/4/2004
Elsie Lee Higginbotham Gilliam (1925-2004) WV/OH
Elsie L. Gilliam, 78, of Wilmington, died Monday (March 1, 2004) at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Gilliam.
Mrs. Gilliam was born Aug. 2, 1925, in War Eagle, W.Va., daughter of the late William Estel and Goldie Elizabeth Stanley Higginbotham.
She is survived by four children, Ronald K. (Crystal) Gilliam of Wilmington, Debbie (Ray) Damron of Wilmington, Loretta D. Gilliam of Wilmington and Donald R. (Mary) Gilliam of Greenfield; three sisters, Edna Cox of Grove City, Etta Williams of Delbarton, W.Va., and Wilma Wood of Columbus; and three grandchildren, Annette Foust, Laura Boyd and Daniel Gilliam.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Portia Gayle Evans.
Private graveside services will be held Thursday at the New Antioch Cemetery. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wilmington Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1769 SR 73 West, Wilmington. No visitation is scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of FISHER-EDGINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 97 W. Locust St., Wilmington.
Cincinnati Post 7/2/2004
Thelma Pearl Federle Higginbotham (1925-2004) OH
HIGGINBOTHAM Thelma (nee Federle). Beloved wife of the late Earl D. Higginbotham. Loving mother of Ron (Judy) and Mark (Jan) Higginbotham. Devoted grandmother of Tracey (Dave) Peters, Eric (Jeanine) Higginbotham, Kevin, Jason (Leta) and Leslie Becker and Jenny (Brian) Frazier and Becky Higginbotham. Great grandmother of 14. Dear sister of Albert Federle and the late Ruth Gulley. July 1, 2004. Age 79 years. Visitation Saturday from 10 A.M. until time of funeral service at 11 A.M. at the Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, 7043 Harrison Pike, Taylors Creek. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Hamilton County Unit, 11117 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242
J. C. Higginbotham (1921-2004) MS/OH
J. C. Higginbotham, age 82, of Canton, went to be with the
Lord Tuesday morning, December 28, 2004. He was born November 13, 1922, in
DeKalb, MS, to the late Benjamin and Ada Higginbothan. He worked in the CCC
Camps, then entered the Marines in 1940. During WW II he served in the Pacific
Theater of Operations and participated in action at Guadal Canal, BSI, Tarawa
Atoll, Saipan and Tinian, MI. He went to school under the GI Bill studying
farming and moved to Hartville in 1950. He retired from Monarch Rubber Co. in
1981 after over 30 years of service. J.C. was a member of the Hartville
Apostolic Gospel Church where he was one of the first officers. He loved
gardening and his family. Preceded in death by four brothers. He is survived by
his wife of 57 years, Helen; daughter, Glenda Sellers of Hartsville, SC; son and
daughter-in-law, Ronald and Tina Higginbotham of Dover; three grandchildren,
Kirsten and Carlos Chavez of South Carolina, Donald II and Liz Sellers of
Canton, and Katrina Danielson of Dover; two great grandchildren, Trenton and
Nicolas Chavez; sister and brother-in-law, Ada and Al Akers of Michigan;
brothers and sisters-in-law, R. T. and Kathryn Higginbotham of Mississippi, and
Benny Jr. and Mary Higginbotham of Alabama. Friends may call two hours prior to
services Thursday, 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. in the Arnold Funeral Home Hartville.
Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Minister Anthony
Zupancic officiating. Final resting place is Mount Peace Cemetery.
The (Elyria) Chronicle Telegram 12/15/2005
Darryl Higginbotham (1959-2004) OH
Darryl Higginbotham, 45, of
Mr. Higginbotham was born in
He enjoyed fishing, shooting pool and playing basketball.
Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his son, Darryl
Higginbotham Jr. of
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bratton and Ruth Higginbotham; brother, Michael Patterson; and sister, Kim Higginbotham.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Brown-Robinson Funeral Home,
2652 Broadway in
John Melvin Higginbotham (1930-2005) WV/OH
CAREY -- Funeral services for John M. Higginbotham, 75, of 219 West Findlay St., Carey, Ohio, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2005 at First Freewill Baptist Church, Carey, Ohio, the Revs. Harold Bowling, Arnie Rife and Russ Manns officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Carey. Military graveside rites conducted by local veterans organization.
Visitation will be held from 2-9 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2005 at STOMBAUGH-BATTON FUNERAL HOME, Carey, Ohio, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Higginbotham died at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
John was born on May 11, 1930 in Grimms Landing, W.Va. to Rubin and Melinda (Oldaker) Higginbotham, and they are both deceased. He married Faye Conley on March 28, 1963 in Nitro, W. Va. and she died September 11, 2002. He later married Margaret J. Adams-Hackworth on August 30, 2003 at First Freewill Baptist Church, Carey, Ohio, and she survives in Carey, Ohio.
Surviving are two sons, John Higginbotham Jr., Sulphur, LA.; and Hank Conley, Atlanta, GA.; five daughters, Diane Hussey, Carey, Ohio; Mrs. (Clark) Connie Phillips, Findlay, Ohio; Betty Jo Twining, Carey, Ohio; Tina Twining-Begley, Findlay, Ohio; and Tammy Higginbotham, Lexington, SC.; five stepchildren, Dennis Hackworth, Wharton, Ohio; Donna Bennett, Greenville, PA.; Connie McKenzie, Carey; Bonnie Williams, Robertsdale, PA.; and Timothy Hackworth, Wharton, Ohio; 17 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; a sister, Mary K. Tucker, Point Pleasant, W. Va.; and one stepsister, Mary Adkins, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Preceding him in death are an infant daughter, Loretta Alice Higginbotham; and a brother, Charles Higginbotham.
John retired from Yellow Freight Lines on September 28, 1990 after 35 years of service.
John was a charter member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Carey, Ohio; a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Army and a member of the Teamsters Union where he served as a Steward.
Memorials may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church or a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.
Robert Lee Higginbotham (1923-2006) NY/OH
Robert L. Higginbotham, age 83, of Miamisburg, OH and formerly of Elmira, NY, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2006. He was a World War II Navy Veteran, a former employee of Bendix Corp., started Northside Television in Horseheads, NY, the Elmira Cable Co., and Bel Air Mobile Homes, Inc. He was a former member and deacon at the Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl Higginbotham and Blanche Higginbotham; 2 brothers, James and Ray Higginbotham; a sister, Marie Shultz; and a son, Allen Lee Higginbotham. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marlene A. Higginbotham of Miamisburg, OH; 5 daughters, Donna Rider and husband Leslie of Elkhart, IN, Diane Corriveau and Husband Dennis of Centerville, OH, Nancy Canedy and husband David of Bolingbrook, IL, Karen Higginbotham of Alpharetta, GA, and Janet Snyder and husband Stephen of Greenville, SC; 2 sisters, Faye Schlick of Elmira, NY and Florence Marsh of Jacksonville, FL; and 9 grandchildren. Funeral service 12 noon Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the Tobias Funeral Home, Far Hills Chapel, 5471 Far Hills Ave. at Rahn Rd., Dayton, OH. Pastor David C. Canedy officiating. Interment, Dayton National Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday 1 a.m. until time of service. If desired, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Baptist World Mission, PO Box 2149, Decatur, AL. 35602
Charleston Gazette, Wednesday 07/13/2006
Clayton Eugene Higginbotham (1931-2006) WV/OH
Clayton E. "Babe" Higginbotham, 75, of Amherst, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at home following a long illness.
He was born Jan. 27, 1931, in Poca, W.Va., and moved to Lorain, Ohio in the early 1950s and moved to Amherst in 1999.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Hellen Louise (nee Coburn); sons, David Higginbotham and Harold E. Higginbotham, both of Lorain, Ohio, and William R. Higginbotham of Amherst, Ohio; brother, Robert Higginbotham of Poca; sister, Dolores Craigo of Poca; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert F. and Minnie (nee Lewis) Higginbotham, and sisters, Norma Mae Ward and Christine Bonette.
Clayton was laid to rest in Elmhurst Cemetery in Avon, Ohio.
Thomas Clark Higginbotham (1924-2006) WV/OH
Thomas C. Higginbotham, age 81, of Toledo, passed away
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 in St. Anne Mercy Hospital. He was born December 18,
1924 to Frank and Vivian (Hall) Higginbotham in South Charleston, W. VA. Tom was
a WWII and Korean War veteran serving his country proudly in the U.S. Army as a
member of the last Equine Mounted Cavalry Unit. He was employed with Chrysler
Corporation retiring in 1980. Tom was also a member of Chrysler’s Retirees
Group. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards, as well as spending time with
family and friends and his beloved pets, Holly and Dolly.
In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Jean Hammock; granddaughter, Mary Katherine Adkins and brothers, James and Frank Higginbotham. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Margie (Davis) Higginbotham; children, Barbara Banks of Toledo and Cynthia & Bill Leaman of Winston, GA; Thomas & Vici Higginbotham, Jr. of Curtice, OH; grandchildren, John & Ginnie (Brandon, Justin & Lacey) Banks of Maumee, OH; Tiauanna (Banks) Tucker of North Royalton, OH; Maria Leaman and Cara Leaman of Winston, GA; Dawn Karnes of St. Albans, W. VA; Cheryl Vaughn of Dallas, GA; James Edward Hammock, Jr. of Buffalo, W. VA; Thomas Higginbotham of Millbury, OH and Lisa Guest of Foley, AL; many grandchildren; great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and brother, Wayne Higginbotham of the Hamptons, VA.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. in the Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. David Wettrich of Faith Tabernacle Church of God, Northwood, Ohio.
The Higginbotham family would like to express their grateful appreciation to the staff and employees at Flower Hospital and Lake Park Care Center for their kind, considerate and compassionate care over the past thirteen years.
In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The Independent 10/17/2006
Mary E. Beyoglides Higginbotham (1918-2006) OH
Mary E. Higginbotham, age 88, of Massillon, passed away Monday morning at her residence. She was born July 22, 1918 in Canton, OH daughter of the late George and Erasmia (Harakopus) Beyoglides. Mary retired from the former Ohio Merchants Bank in 1974 with 23 years service, and previously worked at Canton City Hall, Water Department. She was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Massillon and had been involved with the Massillon Club, Massillon Museum, Massillon Woman's Club, and historic Springhill Farm. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Higginbotham December 2, 1992; and a brother John Beyoglides. Surviving are her sister and soul mate, Angeline Ellis of Canton, OH; a brother, Harry G. Beyoglides of Dayton, OH; two nephews, Atty. Harry G. Beyoglides, Jr. and John C. Beyoglides, both of Dayton, OH; and three grand-nieces, Sara M. Beyoglides, Emily M. Beyoglides, and Kathleen R. Beyoglides, all of Dayton, OH. There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Massillon Cemetery with Rev. Henry G. Harris officiating. Contributions are suggested to St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 226 3rd St. S.E., Massillon, OH 44646.
The Columbus Dispatch 01/28/2007
Mildred Louise Higginbotham Jeffers (1930-2007) OH
Mildred L. Higginbotham Jeffers, 76, of Frankfort, died Friday afternoon, January 26, 2007 at her home. Survived by her husband, Denver Jeffers; 4 children, Joyce Short, Robin Jeffers and Denver Jeffers all of Frankfort, Anthony Jeffers of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort. Calling hours will be on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Springfield News-Sun 02/22/2007
Thomas J. Higginbotham (1932-2007) PA/OH
HIGGINBOTHAM, (Ret) Major Thomas J. 74, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Saturday February 17, 2007 in Harborside Healthcare, Troy, Ohio. He was born April 18, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the son of the late William and Theresa (Kleinhans) Higginbotham. At the age of 12, Tom met his childhood sweetheart Katherine, and on January 3, 1953 they married and began their life of 54 years together. Their greatest accomplishment was raising their four sons. Tom received a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia. He was also honored as an All American Cross Country runner. Upon completion of college Tom entered the United States Air Force and began a career that spanned over 20 years. During that time he completed his MBA in Logistical Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was a Korean Conflict and Vietnam War veteran who received several medals and other commendations. After retiring from the Air Force, Tom continued his patriotic service in the civilian world, working with several companies on military contracts. He retired with his wife, Kay in 1999 to enjoy their dream home and travel. He is survived by four sons, Tom and his wife, Bernadette, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ron and his wife, Jane of Boise, Idaho, Keith of Los Angeles, California, and Lance of New Carlisle; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, William and his wife, Dallas Higginbotham; a sister, Teresa Blumenstock; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Katherine who died on Jan 21, 2007. Memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday February 24, 2007 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Carlisle, with Father Michael Bidwell officiating. Arrangements by the TROSTEL, CHAPMAN, DUNBAR & FRALEY FUNERAL HOME, New Carlisle, Ohio.
The Cincinnati Enquirer 03/20/2007
Helen Higginbotham (1930-2007) OH
HIGGINBOTHAM Helen, passed March 17, 2007, age 76. Visitation Wednesday, March 21, 12 Noon until hour of service 12 Noon at Mt. Zion Glendale Baptist Church, 40 Coral. Eulogist Rev. Kendal Logan. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home.
Jerry Lee Higginbotham (1956-2007) OH
Jerry Lee Higginbotham, 50, of Sycamore, died at 2:51 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2007, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 23, 1956, in Fostoria, to Deward A. and Delores (Jacques) Higginbotham. They preceded him in death. He married Rita Ann Kirby on Nov. 11, 2006. She survives in Sycamore.
He is also survived by one brother, Larry Higginbotham of Carey; three sisters, Sharon Overton of Carey, Gaylene Higginbotham of Findlay and Kim Layfield of Carey; and several nieces and nephews.
Jason L. Kirby, his son, preceded him in death.
Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at the funeral home with the Rev. Cathy Wirth officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Sycamore.
Contributions may be made to the Jerry L. Higginbotham Memorial Fund in care of the Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay St., Carey, OH 43316.
The Columbus Dispatch 05/08/2007
Carolyn M. Danielson Higginbotham (1918-2007) OH
Carolyn Higginbotham, 88, of Grove City, passed away May 6, 2007. She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Mary Danielson Sr. and brother Glenn Danielson. Caroline is survived by her husband, William H. Higginbotham; daughter, June Rees; grandchildren, Michael (Jackie) Murphy, Michelle Robson, Melanie (David) Bricker, Mary (Joe) Capehart; sister, Florence (Ralph) Leonard; brothers, Frank (Barbara) Danielson Jr., Walter (Lenora) Danielson; 2 great-granddaughters; 5 great-grandsons; and several nieces. Caroline loved collecting antiques and going to antique shows. She also enjoyed fishing. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007, at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Southwest Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, Ohio. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until time of service.
Dayton Daily News 08/28/2007
Timothy M. Higginbotham (ca1946-2007) OH
HIGGINBOTHAM, Timothy M., 61, Dayton, Sat., Aug. 4. Graveside service 11 A.M. Tues. Dayton National Cemetery. Bradford Connelly & Glickler
Cincinnati Enquirer 11/09/2007
Paul Higginbotham (1921-2007) OH
HIGGINBOTHAM, Paul loving husband of Harriet Higginbotham and
the late Jeanne Higginbotham, beloved father of Tom (Roslyn) Higginbotham, dear
papa of Kim Johnson, dear step-father of Barbara Birge and Carol Huxsoll,
step-grandfather of 7, brother of Ruth Murphy. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007. Age 86.
Visitation Saturday, Nov. 10th from 9AM until time of funeral service at 11AM at
Nurre-Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home 10211 Plainfield Rd. (on the grounds of
Rest Haven Memorial Park). In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to
Alzheimers Assoc. 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Cincinnati Enquirer 01/29/2008
James Davis Higgenbottom (1927-2008) TN/TX
HIGGENBOTTOM James Davis Higgenbottom was born February 23, 1927 in Sparta, TN. He passed away January 25, 2008 in Houston, TX. He is survived by his beloved wife Helen Fay Higgenbottom, his children Cheryl Lawry, Karen Lynn, Randall Higgenbottom, and Michael Higgenbottom, nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, as well as two sisters. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 29th from 5 to 9 p.m. at Schmidt-Dhonau-Galloway Funeral Home, 10980 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio 45241. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. He will be greatly missed but his family rejoices with him as he has now entered his final home with his precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
MaryLou Higginbotham Smith (1936-2008) OH
March 14, 2008 NAPOLEON -- MaryLou Smith, 71, Napoleon, died Thursday, March 13, 2008, at Golden Living Center Northcrest, Napoleon. She was born June 12, 1936, in Hicksville, the daughter of Marion and Violet (Shaffer) Higginbotham. In 1956, she married Marvin Smith, who died in 2001. She was a homemaker and a member of Napoleon Church of the Nazarene. Surviving are four sons, Tim (Judy) of Florida, Ohio, Tom and Jeff of Napoleon and Joe (Rita), Malinta; a sister, Leah (Glenn) Davis, Liberty Center; a brother, Clyde (Jan) Higginbotham, Cygnet; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a sister; Juanita Deck; and a granddaughter. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Snyder-Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon, with Pastor David Lutz officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Napoleon. Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to services Monday. Preferred memorials are to Hospice of Henry County.
Christopher S. Higginbotham (1979-2008) OH
Christopher S. Higginbotham, 28, of Racine, Ohio went home to
be with the Lord Saturday, April 26, 2008. He was a 1998 graduate of Grandview
Heights High School in Columbus, Ohio.
He is survived by: his mother, Diana Rae Higginbotham; his father, Stanley Leroy Higginbotham; his brothers and sister, Michael Wayne Higginbotham, Jeremy Bosley and Jaden Leann Higginbotham; his grandparents, Max and Shirley Boring and Roxie Beatrice Stone; his sons, Trent, Tucker and Brady; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nephew, nieces and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Stanley Jr. and a grandfather, Harlan Stanley Higginbotham.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio at 12:00pm with Pastor Timothy Oldfield officiating. Burial will follow at Rutland Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 2 hours prior to the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Christopher, in care of Anderson-McDaniel Funeral Home.
Akron Beacon Journal 05/04/2008
Wayne E. Higginbotham (1920-2008) OH
Wayne E. Higginbotham, 87, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away at the Hospice Care Center on Tuesday, April 29. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of over 50 years, Elizabeth. He is survived by his son, Michael Dale Higginbotham; and his granddaughter, Emma Higginbotham. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 330-784-3334
Cincinnati Examiner 05/23/2008
Kenneth Lee Higginbotham (1929-2008) WV/OH
HIGGINBOTHAM Kenneth L., beloved husband of Betty Higginbotham (nee Zutaut), loving father of Kendra Bayer (John) and Randy Higginbotham (Heidi), cherished grandfather of Christopher, Jeremy, Andy and Kelly, preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Kenneth, a resident of Union Township, died May 21, 2008. Age 78. A memorial gathering is scheduled for Sunday, May 25 from 2-4 PM at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1177 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102. A memorial service to follow at 4 PM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church. E.C. Nurre Funeral Home of Amelia serving the family.
The Times Reporter 09/24/2008
Lake W. Hickenbottom (1920-2008) OH
Lake W. Hickenbottom, 88, of Kimbolton died early Monday morning, Sept. 22, in the Ohio State University Medical Center. Lake was born in Barnesville on Aug. 7, 1920, a son of the late David Frank and Matilda Wells Hickenbottom. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps with the 301st Base Unit with the RAF in Rackheath, England. While Lake was stationed in England, he met his wife, Edna May Raby, of nearby Norwich, England. When he lived in Columbus following the war, Lake was employed at the former Exact Weight Scale Company. Later, he and his family moved to Kimbolton. Lake was employed at the former Belden Brick Company at Port Washington and did farming on his property. He retired from the Cambridge State Hospital after 23 years of employment as a ward attendant. Lake was a faithful Christian and attended the Church of Christ. He enjoyed farming his property and traveling with his family. Lake was preceded in death by his wife, Edna May Raby Hickenbottom, whom he married on May 5, 1945. Lake and Edna were married for 54 years before her death on Feb. 13, 1999. Also deceased are a total of nine sisters and brothers. Lake is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Janice Mae and Roger D. Potter of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Karen K. and Steven W. Sayre of O'Fallon, Ill.; a son and his wife, Ivan Lee and Karen Sue Hickenbottom of Kimbolton; seven grandchildren, Angela Hyde, Staci Maddox, and Roger Lee Potter, all of Alabama, Thad Sayre of Montgomery, Ala., Travis Sayre of Atlanta, Ga., and Eric and Scott Hickenbottom of Kimbolton. Lake also leaves seven great-grandchildren, Justin, Austin, and Kylie Hyde, Johnathan Maddox, and Nolan, Noah, and Nathan Sayre; brother, Rodney Hickenbottom of Newcomerstown; sister, Tilie Ann Tuttle of Delaware, O., and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services to celebrate Lake's life will be held Friday morning, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Ourant Funeral Home. Minister Robert Main will conduct the services. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery at Newcomerstown. Visiting hours will also be held in the funeral home on Thursday afternoon and evening from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 p.m. The family is requesting that memorials be made in Lake's name to the Ross Heart Hospital in care of the Ohio State University Medical Center, 410 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, 43210.
Morning Journal Tuesday, 09/30/2008
John T. Higginbotham (1920-2008) TN/OH
LORAIN - John T. Higginbotham, 88, of Lorain, entered eternal rest on Saturday, September 27, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born January 29, 1920, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to the late Clarence and Grace Higginbotham. He moved to Lorain, Ohio, in 1943 and worked for U.S. Steel as a fork lift operator in the masonry department, retiring in 1983 after 40 years of service. He was a dutiful member of Second Baptist Church in Lorain where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and later as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees until his death. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Army, having served in the South Pacific from October 1944 to January 1946. He was a charter and life member and organizer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8226 until they went defunct. He then transferred his membership to Mullen Murray Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 451 where he continued to serve. He was also past commander of Lorain County Council of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Anne Higginbotham (nee Chestnut); two daughters, Grace (Harry) Vauls and Charlotte Lumpkin, both of Lorain; one son, John T. (Diane) Higginbotham of Columbus, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; one half sister, Mary Emma Higginbotham of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father and two brothers, Clarence Jr. and Ernest Higginbotham. Visitation will be tomorrow, October 2, 2008 ,from 4-9 p.m. at Second Baptist Church, 300 W. 13th Street in Lorain, where funeral service will be held on Friday, October 3, 2008, at 12:00 noon. Rev. Loversier Lewis, pastor, will officiate. Apostle Terrance N. Bivins of Worship Cathedral will be in charge of music ministry. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain with full military honors. Arrangements entrusted to Brown-Robinson Funeral Home, 2652 Broadway Ave., Lorain, Ohio 44052; (440) 244-1831.
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum 11/01/2008
Danielle Lynn Belcher Higginbotham (1983-2008) OH
BUCYRUS - Danielle Lynn Belcher Higginbotham, 25, left this world unexpectedly at Bucyrus Community Hospital on October 30th, 2008. Danielle was born to Vicki (Belcher) Ruttman on May 11, 1983. She was married to Shawn Higginbotham on June 10th, 2004 and together they have two children William Gabriel, 4 ½ years old, and Brody James, 2 years old. In addition to her parents James and Vicki Ruttman, husband, and children; Danielle is survived by her grandparents, Johnny and Barb Belcher, of Bucyrus, Schuyler and Elaine Ruttman of Upper Sandusky; a sister and brother-in-law, Sydney and JC Blake of Upper Sandusky; a sister, Samantha Ruttman of Upper Sandusky; a brother, Scott Ruttman of North Carolina; mother and father-in-law, David and Debi Higginbotham of Bucyrus; a sister-in-law, Stacey Higginbotham of Bucyrus; and special family Doug, Heather, Hunter, and Hayden Slayton; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Larence and Eller Lewis of Tennessee, and Lillian Belcher of Bucyrus Danielle was a 2001 Bucyrus High School Graduate where she was involved in many activities. In 2004, she graduated from Heidelberg College of Tiffin and has worked as an auditor for the State of Ohio for four years. Danielle enjoyed her family and friends to the fullest. She loved Sunday family dinners, football, and NASCAR. She was an inspiration to all that knew her. She was most proud of her husband, children, and the person she grew up to become. Her family will receive friends from 2-5 PM. Sunday November 2, 2008 at Wise Funeral Service, where the funeral will be held Monday, November 3rd at 1:00 PM. Pastor Daniel Rebon will officiate and burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Gabriel and Brody by checks made payable to The Higginbotham Family Fund through the funeral home.
The Chronicle-Telegram 11/19/2008
Anne Chestnut Higginbotham (1920-2008) TN/OH
Anne C. Higginbotham (nee Chestnut), 87, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 16, 2008, after a brief illness. She was born November 28, 1920 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, moving to Lorain in 1943 where she immediately became a member of the Second Baptist Church. She was a church musician for Second Baptist Church. She also played piano and organ for Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Lorain and various churches throughout Lorain County for over 50 years. She was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW #8226 and most recent the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW #451 for over 60 years. In the Auxiliary she served as Past Auxiliary Trustee, Secretary, Chaplain, President, Past Council Musician, and Past District Musician. Anne Higginbotham leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Grace (Harry) Vauls, and Charlotte Higginbotham, both of Lorain; one son, John T. (Diane) Higginbotham of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John T. Higginbotham, on September 27, 2008; and her parents, Robie and Louise Robie Chestnut. Visitation will be Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at Second Baptist Church, 300 13th St. in Lorain. Funeral Service will be Friday, November 21, 2008 at 12 Noon at the church. Pastor Loversier Lewis will officiate. Apostle Terrence N. Bivins of Worship Cathedral will be in charge of the music. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Lorain. Arrangements entrusted to Brown-Robinson Funeral Home, 2652 Broadway Ave., Lorain, (440) 244-1831.
Ruth Marie Higginbotham Murphy (1910-2008) OH
MURPHY Ruth Marie (nee: Higginbotham). Beloved wife of the late Elmer Murphy, Sr., loving mother of Sue (Dennis) Fagan, Marcia Ann Engleman-Wright, Nina (John) Wichard, Mary Arnett, and the late Elmer Murphy, Jr., devoted grandmother of John (Crystal) Wichard, Lisa (Tad) Fischer, Chad (Laura) Engleman, Margaret Engleman, Natalie Wichard, Chris Fagan, Nathaniel Wichard, and proud great-grandmother of seven. Dec. 12, 2008 age 98. Visitation at the Hyde Park Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 3799 Hyde Park Ave. (at Madison Rd.) 45209, Tues. 10 AM until time of service at 12 noon. If desired, Memorial contributions may be directed to the church. Witt, Good & Kelsch serving the family.
Coshocton Tribune 12/28/2008
Scott Allen Hickenbottom (1985-2008) OH
NEWCOMERSTOWN- Scott Allen Hickenbottom, 23, of Strasburg, formerly of Kimbolton, died suddenly in his Strasburg residence on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008. Scott was born on Aug. 8, 1985, in Cambridge to Ivan L. and Karen Sue (Meredith) Hickenbottom of Kimbolton. He was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School/ Buckeye Career Center, Class of 2003, where he studied industrial electricity. He also attended the Kent State University, New Philadelphia campus, and studied business management. Scott was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and was making a career in motocross racing. He participated in motocross races throughout several states. Scott was also a former member of the Competition Riders of America. He was presently employed with Kimble Clay, Dover, for the past few months. Prior to that, he worked as an assembler with Kimble Manufacturing, New Philadelphia. While in high school, he worked for B-Tek, Canton. In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by his brother, Eric L. Hickenbottom of Kimbolton; his maternal grandparents, Donald L. and Fauneil (Pittis) Meredith of Tippecanoe; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his Shih Tzu dog, "Throttle." Scott was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lake W. and Edna May (Raby) Hickenbottom of Kimbolton. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008, at the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown. Funeral services to celebrate Scott's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 3008, at the funeral home. Minister Robert Main will officiate. Burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown. The family is requesting that memorials in Scott's name be sent to American Motorcycle Association, District 12 Off Road Racing, 1567 Mathias Raceway Rd., SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
McCreary County (KY) Record 04/08/2009
Raymadean Higginbotham (1945-2009) KY/OH
Rayma Dean Higginbotham, age 63 years, Sandusky, Ohio formerly of McCreary County Kentucky died March 25, 2009 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky, Ohio. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at McCreary County Funeral Home with Rev. Daniel Ridener and Rev. Dow Goodin officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Knob Cemetery. She was born at Honey Bee, Kentucky on July 2, 1945 the daughter of the late Ancil Thomas and Mandy Elizabeth Perry Higginbothan. She has retired from Cedar Point and attended Lighthouse Baptist Church and had volunteered at Salvation Army and Victory Kitchen. Her parents and her first husband, Woodrow Strunk, precede her in death. John Frantz, II is the deceased grandchild. The deceased brothers and sisters are Gracie Higginbotham; Gola Alice Jane Nunley; Elizabeth Hicks; Addie Perry; Leander Higginbotham; Clifton Leroy Higginbotham; Clarence Higginbotham; Herbert Higginbotham and Albert Higginbotham. Survivors include her husband, John A. Frantz and her children, Michael Frantz and wife, Diana Kun; Roscoe Frantz; Vernatta Frantz and Linda Dillery and husband, Christopher all of Sandusky, Ohio. The surviving brothers and sisters are James Luke Perry, Fredricksburg, Virginia; Virgil Higginbotham, Hanover, Indiana; Carlos Higginbotham, Cincinnati, Ohio; Roscoe Higginbothan, Woodbridge, Virginia; Noah Higginbotham, Dallas, Texas; Elsie Faye Lutes, Carlisle, Kentucky and Daisy Higginbotham, Paris, Kentucky. Eight grandchildren survive. McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
Cincinnati Enquirer 06/04/2009
Harriet Elizabeth Jett Hagen-Higginbotham (1920-2009) KY/OH
Harriet Elizabeth (nee Jett) age 88, born in Bracken County, Kentucky, died May 28, 2009 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert A. Hagen Sr. and Paul Higginbotham, devoted mother of Barbara L. Birge (Ernest) of Wyoming, Michigan, Carol J. Huxsoll (James) of Medina, Ohio and the late Gilbert A. Hagen Jr., dear step-mother of Thomas Higginbotham (Roslyn) of San Antonio, Texas, loving grandmother of 12 and great grandmother of 11. dear sister of Mary Taylor and Bessie Taylor of Lexington, Kentucky. Visitation Saturday from 9-11 AM at Bolton & Lunsford Funeral Home, 3042 Harrison Avenue, Westwood where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Bridgetown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Spectrum Hospice, 4500 E. Breton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508 or Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn Street, Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203.
Akron Beacon Journal 06/04/2009
Patricia Riley Higginbottom Morgan (1946-2009) TN/OH
Patricia Higginbottom Morgan, daughter of the late Bishop Alex Higginbottom, Jr. and the late Annie Mae Lenora Riley Higginbottom, was born December 16, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Soldan High School in St. Louis, Missouri and attended St. Louis University. In 1974, Patricia graduated from Akron's Gerber Beauty School receiving her Manager & Teacher's license. She was employed at the Gerber Beauty School for 32 years and retired in 2007. She was a member of Higher Ground Worship Center and faithfully served there until her passing. She leaves to cherish her memory, son Edward L. Morgan, Jr. of Riverdale, Georgia; grandchildren, Nasaya A., Nathan L., and Nia M. Morgan; sister, Alethea Toney of Georgia; brothers, Alex (Rose) Higginbottom III, of St. Louis, Missouri, William Ray (Renae) Higginbottom, of Riverdale, Georgia, Dale Higginbottom of Germany, Carl Higginbottom of Akron, Anthony Higginbottom and Lamar Sheppard, of Detroit, Michigan; stepmother, Evangelist Gracie Higginbottom of Akron; and special aunts, Daisy Blackson and Lula M. Hampton of Akron; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, her church family other relatives and friends. Funeral services will held Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Higher Ground Worship Center, 380 Wooster Rd., Barberton, Ohio, with Elder William Bridges III officiating. Friends may call at the church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 970 Dover Ave., Akron 44320.
Akron Beacon Journal 06/05/2009
Nicole R. Higginbotham (1975-2009) OH
Nicole R. Higginbotham, 34, passed away unexpectedly June 3, 2009. She was born in Barberton and had been an Akron-Barberton resident all of her life. Survivors include mother, Stormy Miller; brother, Jeremy (Mindy) Higginbotham; nephews, Logan and Preston; grandmother, Garnet Higginbotham; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, many, many friends and all her special kids. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Columbus Dispatch 07/13/2009
Russell Revelon Higginbotham (1945-2009) WV/OH
Russell R. Higginbotham, age 64, passed away Friday, July 10, 2009 in Hocking Valley Community Hospital. U.S. Marine Veteran. Member of the American Legion and the AMVETS Post 89. Preceded in death by parents Clarence and May Higginbotham and sister Barbara Rawlins. Survived by wife, Bonnie; son, Russell; daughters, Antionette (Mike) Castle and Karrie Price; brothers-in-law, John and Billy Huber; sister-in-law, Joyce (Forrest) Beidelman; five grandchildren; sisters, Betty (John) McKibben, Dayle (Kenneth) MacNealy, Gayle Dillon and Sheila Robinette; brothers, Ronald, Harold, Charles and Donald Higginbotham; numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the O. R. WOODYARD CO. CHAPEL, 1346 S. High Street in Columbus, where the funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Sunset Cemetery.
The Plain Dealer 08/14/2009
James J. Higginbotham (1954-2009) OH
JAMES J. HIGGINBOTHAM, age 55, passed away August 13, 2009. Firefighter, Family Man, and Hero. Beloved husband of Josephine (nee Travarca); dearest father of Michael, Steven and Tony (Nicole); fun and loving grandfather of Jessaca, Kaitlyn, Jared, Ryan and Jenna; devoted son of James and Claire Higginbotham; dear brother of Mark (Annie), Mary Jane Keller (Jim), John (Joanne) (Tina-former wife), Brian (Jean) and Lynn Geddis (Don); loving son-in-law of Biagio and Rosemary (deceased) Travarca; brother-in-law of Joe and Ann Travarca and Paul and Mary Galek; loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at THE KOLODIY-LAZUTA FUNERAL HOME, 5677 STATE RD. (PARMA), SATURDAY 5-8 P.M. AND SUNDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 17, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.
The Columbus Dispatch 11/07/2009
Alice Broady Higginbotham (1917-2009) VA/WV/OH
HIGGINBOTHAM Alice Higginbotham, 92, passed at her residence November 4, 2009. Alice was born September 9, 1917 to Stewart and Florine Broady in Amherst County, Va. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lucius L Higginbotham and son Charles B Higginbotham. Her memories will be cherished by her children, Josephine, William (Janet) Higginbotham both of Columbus Oh.; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Gilbert of Bronx N.Y. and Rosalee Vance of Cleveland Oh.; daughter-in-law, Madeline; sister-in-law, Dorothy Broady; 3 close nieces, Deborah, Donna and Delana; and a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends and family at 12 noon until time of service 1 p.m. to be held Monday, November 9, 2009 at SMITH MORTUARY, 2830 Cleveland Ave.
Anita Louise Hickenbottom Reed (1935-2009) OH
MARENGO- Anita Louise Reed was born on November 12, 1935 to Clarence Edwin and Rozella Mary Hickenbottom and returned to the Lord on the morning of December 1, 2009. She is the sister of William Hickenbottom, the beloved sister of Mrs. Charles Johnson (Janet Sue), the aunt of Diana (Johnson) Wagers (husband, Ralph Wagers), the mother of devoted daughter, Lorrie A. Czich, and mother-in-law of John A. Czich. She is the grandmother of three grandchildren, Daniel E. Kidd (wife, Rhonda Kidd), Anita R. Clay (husband, Adam S. Clay), and Rebekah E. Kidd as well as the aunt of three nieces and one nephew. Her loving and giving spirit is also survived by five great grandchildren and will live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and community until we too are as free as she is now in God's loving hands. Anita was a veteran (The United States Women's Army Core), highly involved in the support of her community, founder and former president of the Kidney Dialysis Support Group in Marion, Ohio, worked at The Ohio State University in Cancer Research for 17 years and then Marion General Hospital for 27 years. There will be a showing held for Anita at Boyd-Born Funeral Home in Marion, Ohio from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4th. A service for close friends and family is to be held at Riverview Cemetery in East Liverpool on the following day at 1:00 p.m.
The Columbus Dispatch 12/15/2009
Donald R. Higginbotham (1935-2009) WV/OH
May 27, 1935 - December 13, 2009
Donald R. Higginbotham, 74, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009 at his home. Don retired from the Upper Arlington School Systems. He enjoyed travelling out west, where he liked spending time in Arizona, visiting the Grand Canyon and the National Parks. Don was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing at Lake Erie, the Florida Keys and lakes. He is survived by daughters, Veronica (James) McGranahan and Margaret (Mike) Allen; grandchildren, Tabitha (Steve) Castro, James McGranahan, Jr. and Dustin Wilson; brothers, Charles (Jessie) and Harold Higginbotham; half-siblings, Betty, Gail, Dale and Sheila; former wife, Patty Higginbotham; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Road, where a funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2009. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery. Visit www.schoedinger.com to send condolences.
The Columbus Dispatch 03/09/2010
Harold Otis Higginbotham (1931-2010) WV/OH
Harold O. "Pappy" Higginbotham, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 6, 2010 under the care of his loving family. U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean Conflict. Member of the Grove City Church of God. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Lexie "Nanny" Higginbotham, daughter Retta Dicus, sisters Elizabeth, Maxine, and Barbara Lois, brothers Clarence Jr., Don, and Russell. He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Gibson; granddaughters, Rachel (Mark) Tope, Reba (William) Schlosser, and Barbara Lynn (Les) Norris; great-grandchildren, Brooke Tope, Tyler Ryan, and Blake Tope; brothers, Charles (Jessie) and Ronald; sisters, Betty (John), Dale, Gail, and Shiela. A celebration of his life will be held with a visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 and a funeral service 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10 at the Grove City Church of God, 4325 Harrisburg Pike. Pastor Randy Barr officiating. Interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery. Arrangements by the SCHOEDINGER GROVE CITY CHAPEL.
Richmond, IN Pal-Item.com 05/08/2010
H. Virginia Higginbotham Schrolucke (1918-2010) OH/IN
Former Richmond resident H. Virginia Schrolucke, 91, died Friday, April 30, 2010, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney, Ohio. She was born Oct. 10, 1918, in Sidney to Cramer and Agnes Stephenson Higginbotham. Survivors include daughters, Linda Campbell-Ritchey, Sharon Pettit and Barbara Turner. Her husband, Virgil, died in January 1987. Graveside services were at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco, Ohio. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, handled the arrangements.
The Plain Dealer 08/12/2010
Mark J. Higginbotham (1949-2010) OH
MARK J. HIGGINBOTHAM, age 60, of Parma. Beloved husband of Ann Marie (nee Matlak); loving father of David (Lisa), Dale (Lisa), Dean (Eva) and Dana; dear grandfather of Taylor, Matthew, Nicholas, April, Abbey, Ashley, Timothy, Emilia and Sydnie; devoted son of James and Claire Higginbotham; dear brother of Mary Jane Keller (Jim), John (Joanne) (former wife, Tina), Brian (Jean), Lynn Geddis (Don) and the late James (Josephine living); uncle of and friend of many. Passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Funeral Service at the funeral home Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. Cremation by Busch Crematory. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA THURSDAY FROM 5-8 P.M. AND FRIDAY FROM 2-8 P.M. 440-842-7800.
Charleston (WV) Gazette 09/27/2010
Nora Higginbotham (1918-2010) WV/OH
Nora Higginbotham, 92, of McConnelsville, Ohio, died Sept. 25, 2010. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at Kanawha Valley Memorial Park Chapel, Glasgow. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home, McConnelsville, Ohio.
Benny Wade Higginbotham (1941-2010) OH
Born: 7/21/1941 Died: 10/14/2010
Benny W. Higginbotham, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, died October 14, 2010 in Hartville, OH of cancer, after creating a lifetime of memories together with family and friends. Benny was born July 21, 1941, to the late Tyson & Lona Higginbotham of Macon, MS. Benny attended Field High School and retired from Teledyne Monarch Rubber in Hartville. He was bestowed with the nickname “Dr. Doolittle” for his love of all animals, especially his granddogs Emmette, Bubba and Cody and the wild birds he fed each day. He was also blessed with a “green thumb” which he put to good use with his love of flowers and gardening. Benny will mostly be remembered for his friendly personality, wonderful laugh and how he enjoyed life to the fullest. Preceded in death by his daughter Rosemary, brother John Kellis and his beloved dog Willie; Benny is survived by his devoted wife of 48 yrs, Dorothy; his daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy (Michael) Pasko-Flaherty of Hartsville, SC, Kelly (Antonio) Fernandes of Stow; son & daughter-in-law, Kevin (Gina) Higginbotham of Florissant, CO; grandchildren, Ciena Rose and Hunter Wade of CO & Rui Carlos of Stow; brothers, Aaron Eugene (Mickey) of Wisconsin, Ralph (Pat) of Hartville, Tyson (Janet) of Tipp City. His family would love to express their sincere love and thank you to all Benny’s neighbors, especially Jim and Karen Joseph and Aultman Hospice (Anita Cross and Cathy Guess-Carson) for their tender loving care during Benny’s final days. Benny will be sadly missed by all but will remain in our hearts forever. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Aultman Hospice, 2821 Woodlawn Ave., NW, Canton, OH 44708. Per Benny’s wishes, there will be no services with interment in Mt. Peace Cemetery. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 330-733-6271) www.hopkinslawver.com.
The Columbus Dispatch 12/23/2010
William Higginbotham (1918-2010) OH
William Higginbotham, 92, of Grove City, OH, passed away December 16, 2010 in Hilliard, OH. He was born in Middleport, OH to Frank and Lena (Brannon) Higginbotham. Bill graduated from Point Pleasant High School, Class of 1937. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Magnolia #20 F&AM in Columbus, OH since 1959. Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during WW II as a Seabee where he participated in the invasion of Okinawa. Bill was a self-employed building contractor for 35 years, building homes in Upper Arlington and Muirfield; the owner of Minuteman Antique Store in Derby, OH; and owner of Westside Cabinet and Supply for approximately 30 years. William was preceded in death by his parents, wife Caroline Danielson Higginbotham, grandson Michael Murphy, sisters Frances Long and Beulah Higginbotham and brother Carl Higginbotham. Surviving family includes, niece, Cheryl (Long) Hatfield of Pomeroy, OH; nephews, Howard Long of Columbus, OH and Franklin Leo Long of Hilliard, OH; June Rees; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews; dedicated family member and caregiver, Jackie Unger Murphy; long-time family friends, the Ernest Stover family and good neighbors and friends. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 9-10 a.m. on December 27, 2010 with a memorial service conducted by Pastor Larry Baker at 10 a.m. at the NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123. Interment will follow in Concord Cemetery.
The Plain Dealer 12/27/2010
Claire A. Schmitt Higginbotham (1929-2010) OH
CLAIRE A. HIGGINBOTHAM, age 81, of Parma; beloved wife, for 62 years, of James Herbert.; beloved daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Schmitt; loving mother of the late Mark (Ann-living), Mary Jane Keller (Jim), the late James, (Josephine-living), John (Joanne), Tina, Brian (Jean), and Lynn Geddis (Don); dear grandmother of David (Lisa), Dale (Lisa), Dean (Eva), Dana, Shannon Ferrara (Dan), Lindsey Brisbine (Adam), Michael, Steven, Tony (Nicole), Kelly Kokis (Nick), Kristy Ripple (Stephen), Kyle, Kurt, and Nicole Douglas (Paul); dear sister of Betty Kummerlen (James-deceased); dear aunt of Kevin Kummerlen (Sue), Jean Mandato (Joseph), Julie Zmarazek (James); dear great-grand-mother of nineteen; and friend of many. Passed away, at her home, on Christmas Eve, 2010. Memorials may be forwarded to Seasons of Life Hospice-Parma, 7007 Powers Blvd., Parma, OH 44129. Claire's Life Celebration at the Funeral Home, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 5891 Ridge Rd., Parma, on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA, FROM 2 - 4 AND 6 - 8 P.M. ON TUESDAY. 440-842-7800
The Columbus Dispatch 01/30/2011
Vivian Louise Higginbotham Simpson (1928-2011) OH
Vivian Louise Simpson born April 5, 1928, died January 28, 2011. Loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her husband of 57 years, Richard P. Simpson; her children, Marsha (Brooks) Young of Pickerington, OH, Jeff (Karen) Simpson of Mountain View, CA, Rhonda (Tony) Berger of Beavercreek, OH, and Greg (Karen) Simpson of Loveland, OH; her grandchildren Taylor (Tyler), Mason, Hunter, and Marielle Young, Sophie and Max Simpson, Bijayta and Felicia Berger, Bridget and Jason Simpson; and her great-granddaughter, Aubrey Young. Preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Lucy Higginbotham. Survived by her sister, Wilma (Vincent) Suprynowicz of Marlborough, CT; and numerous relatives and friends. Mom dedicated her life to her family. She loved her grandbabies very much. She was the best dog sitter and fudge maker. She was always sewing and made everything from prom dresses to the world's softest baby blankets. She worked at Greenville High School as the attendance secretary. Originally from St. Clairsville, OH, Vivian lived for many years in Greenville, OH and most recently resided in Pickerington, OH. Vivian died of pneumonia after suffering from Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. A memorial service celebrating Vivian's life will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association , Central Ohio Chapter, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221 in her memory. We will miss you Mom. Arrangements by DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY.
The Columbus Dispatch 01/31/2011
Mona J. Ellis Adkins Asbury Higginbotham (1925-2011) WV/OH
Mona Higginbotham, age 85, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2011. Mona was born and raised in Logan, West Virginia, daughter of the late Griff and Molly Ellis. Also preceded in death by her three husbands Virgil Adkins, Walter Asbury, and Earl Higginbotham, three brothers and one sister. She will be missed by her loving daughters, Phyllis Adams, Shirley Catalina, Deanna (Joseph) Zink, and Peggy Ford; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grand-children; 14 great-great-grand-children; siblings, Nellie Casserta, Edith Cox, and Art Ellis; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at SCHOEDINGER EAST CHAPEL, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., where family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate.
The Cincinnati Enquirer 02/01/2011
Audrey R. Higginbotham Padgett (1930-2011) OH
Audrey R. (nee Higginbotham). Beloved wife of the late Edward C. Padgett. Devoted mother of Stephen, Mark (Norma) and Phil (Kathy) Padgett. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Died Sun. Jan. 30, 2011. Age 80. Resident of Pleasant Ridge. Visitation Weds. Feb. 2nd from 11AM until time of Funeral Service at 1PM both at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home 10211 Plainfield Rd (just south of Glendale-Milford Rd). In lieu of flowers memorials to American Diabetes Association.
Chillicothe Gazette 02/01/2011
Irene E. Cochenour Higginbotham (1948-2011) OH
Irene (Cochenour) Higginbotham, age 62, of Frankfort, went home to be in eternal rest with her Savior, Jesus Christ, following a courageous and extended battle with cancer. Irene was a caring and generous mother who loved unconditionally. She was known as Grandma “Higgy” and was an unconditional friend to her children and granddaughters. Irene was also known as “Mom” to so many that met her. Her motherly instinct was innate. She was a great sister throughout her lifetime. She gave to everyone, even if it meant she herself did without. She was a dedicated homemaker and a revered caregiver for the elderly and the sick. She enjoyed the company of everyone; and anyone who visited her was fed a home cooked meal. Her passion was people and she loved to talk on the telephone. She was born in Knockemstiff, Ohio, and was the youngest child of Carl J. Cochenour and Anna G. (Chaney) Cochenour, who preceded her in death. She was the beloved and faithful wife of the late Emanuel L. Higginbotham (of 34 years) whom she mourned since his death in July, 2001. She was her husband's and mother’s loyal caregiver during their extended illness. She is survived by her children, Glen (Beth) Higginbotham of Frankfort, Tonia (Tim) (Higginbotham) Nesser of Olive Hill, KY, and Emanuel C. Higginbotham of Columbus. She is survived by her constant and dedicated caregiver of the past two years, Francisco “Paco” Garcia, of Chillicothe, who she highly regarded as her son. She is survived by her grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alexis Nesser of Olive Hill, KY., Talli, Emily, Aubree, and Josie Higginbotham of Frankfort, and Daisey Mae of Columbus. She is survived by siblings, Melvin (Barbara) Cochenour of Chillicothe, Lauretta Watkins of Waverly, and Calvin (Gladys) Cochenour of Bartow, FL. Also surviving are extended family, Dixie Harvey, Susan Smith, Johnny Higginbotham, Dean Smith, Beverly Higginbotham, Robin (Higginbotham) Corey, all of Frankfort; Clara Thomas of Waverly, Sara Detty of Chillicothe, special friend Mike Abernathy, of Frankfort, as well as scores of cousins, nieces and nephews; and friends that she considered dear family in Mexico and Venezuela. Irene was preceded in death by a brother, Carl “Junior” Cochenour, of Chillicothe, and extended family, Fred Watkins, of Waverly, and Ted Higginbotham and Diane Smith, both formerly of Frankfort. Calling hours for friends and family will be at Irene’s residence at 69 Anderson Avenue, Frankfort, from 4-8 pm on Friday. Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Saturday at THE EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, 55 West Springfield St., Frankfort, with Rev. Rick Hartley officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Due to her passion and need to give and provide for others, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry of 133 East 7th Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Irene would also wish for the reader to know that her Savior, Jesus Christ, is indeed real and gives eternal life. This is not the end for so it is written; “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)
The Marion Star 03/26/2011
Nancy Lou Columber Higginbotham (1939-2011) OH
RICHWOOD: Nancy Lou Higginbotham, age 71 of Richwood died early Friday morning, March 25, 2011 at home with her loving husband and family by her side. She was born December 9, 1939 in Marion to the late Walter Vernon and Helen Irene (Temple) Columber. Nancy was a homemaker in every sense of the word. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and her life revolved around family. On May 19, 1956 she married Glen "Ray" Higginbotham in LaRue and he survives. She is also survived by three sons, Terry (Lucy) Higginbotham, Richwood; Vernon (Mary Ann) Higginbotham, Marysville; Glen II (Tammy), Higginbotham, Bellefontaine; three daughters, Penny (Todd) Ward, Richwood, Patty (Pat) Kratowicz, Essex, and Peggy (Ron) Eastman, Mt. Victory; two brothers, William (Sandy) Columber, LaRue and Robert (Carol) Columber, Marion; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon. Private graveside services will take place at Price Cemetery. In keeping with Nancy's wishes, there will be no public calling hours. Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH 43040.
Springfield News-Sun 05/01/2011
Carven Higginbotham (1912-2011) OH
HIGGINBOTHAM, Carven 98, departed this life April 27, 2011. He was born September 1, 1912 the son of Marion and Hattie (Peaks) Higginbotham. His memory will be cherished by his daughters, Lillie Higginbotham and Andrea High; grandson, Theo High II; 2 nieces, 3 nephews, several great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. Higginbotham retired from Springfield City Schools, Ganter Screw Products and Turn All Machine Shop. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements provided by the Robert C. Henry Funeral Home.
The Repository 06/29/2011
Patricia L. Contini Higginbotham (1942-2011) OH
Patricia L. "Patti" Higginbotham 69, of Canton died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at Aultman Hospital. Born May 9, 1942 in Dover she was a daughter of the late Peter and Martha Trucinski Contini. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Sharon Sweitzer. Patti is survived by her husband, Nelson Higginbotham; children, Bret Edward Gaff of California, Beth Anne (Mel) Beal of Florida and Ashley Sharon Higginbotham of Canton; stepdaughters, Suzanne (Tom) Fedorka of Boston, Mass., Amy (Tom) Harman of Akron and Ellen (Jason) Hathaway of Uniontown; brother, Dennis (June) Contini of Dover; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Per Patti's request, private graveside services were held with interment in the Calvary Cemetery at Dover. Services had been entrusted to the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Patti may do so by visiting the on line obituaries link on the funeral homes website.
Chillicothe Gazette 09/27/2011
Lillie M. Higginbotham Lemaster (1918-2011) OH
Lillie M. Lemaster, 93, of Troy, formerly of Frankfort, died Saturday evening at her home. She was born on February 27, 1918 the daughter of the late Christopher E. and Susan Smith Higginbotham. On January 21, 1937 she married Ray Lemaster who preceded her in death on February 27, 1981. Surviving are her children, Barbara (James) Broughton of Troy, Raymond (Karlon) Lemaster of Chilton, Texas, Carl (Vicki) Lemaster of Kingston, Mike (Ruth) Lemaster, and David (Karen) Lemaster, both of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Jim, Richard, Patricia, Tammy, Rhonda, Aaron, Chad, Melissa, Desireè; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, James Edward; sisters, Willia, Naomi, Mary Alice, Lucinda, Mildred; brothers, Kelsey, Albert, Frank, and William. Lillie retired from the Bridge Street Bob Evans after twenty years of service. She was a member of the Frankfort Senior Citizens. She was a member at the Lattaville United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, was a member of the women's group, and worked as custodian for many years. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at the Lattaville United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry Washburn officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Frankfort. Friends may call at the EBRIGHT FUNERAL HOME, Frankfort on Tuesday (today) from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Columbus Dispatch 10/13/2011
Ulysses Rowling Higginbotham Jr. (1924-2011) OH
SFC Ulysses R. Higginbotham, Jr. Retired Army, passed peacefully Saturday, October 8, 2011 after a long illness. He was born May 9, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio. During his service to our country, he received many awards: Soldiers Medal, Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, Good Conduct w/5th Award, American Campaign, European African Middle East Campaign (5 campaigns), WWII Victory, Army Occupation, National Defense Medal w/3rd Award, Vietnam Service Medal (4 campaigns), and The Republic of Vietnam Campaign. He enjoyed fishing, traveling and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes, The Dallas Cowboys, and the Clippers (Baseball). Predeceased by his parents Ulysses and Lucille Higginbotham. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Gerlinde Higginbotham (David Black); a sister, Ellen Higginbotham; nephews, Douglas Higginbotham and Darryl Higginbotham; cousins, Dorothy Morrison, Arizena Graham, Tiana Yullie; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral service, with Military Honors, 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. The family will receive friends at the mortuary Saturday, 10 a.m. until the start of services.
The Columbus Dispatch 11/17/2011
Patty Lou Noble Higginbotham (1936-2011) OH
Patty Lou Higginbotham, 75, Columbus, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. Patty was born in Columbus, OH on January 12, 1936, to Willard and Margaret (Bush) Noble and is preceded in death by her parents and a sister Norma Jean Noble. Survivors include her daughters, Veronica (Jim) McGranahan and Margaret (Mike) Allen; brother, Charles Noble; grandchildren, Tabitha (Steve) Castro, James McGranahan Jr., Dustin Wilson; companion, Raymond Russell; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, 3-6 p.m. at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, NE Chapel, 3047 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH.
The Plain Dealer 05/11/2012
James Herbert Higginbotham (ca1926-2012) OH
JAMES HERBERT HIGGINBOTHAM, age 86, of Parma. Beloved husband of the late Claire A. Higginbotham (nee Schmitt) for 62 years; beloved son of the late Oscar and Magdalena Higginbotham; loving father of the late Mark (Ann, living), Mary Jane Keller (Jim), the late James J. (Josephine, living), John (Joanne), Brian (Jean), Tina and Lynn Geddis (Don); dear grandfather of David (Lisa), Dale (Lisa), Dean (Eva), Dana, Shannon Ferrara (Dan), Lindsey Brisbine (Adam), Michael, Steven, Tony (Nicole), Kelly Kokis, Kristy Ripple (Stephen), Katie Lewis (James), Alex Sterba, Kyle, Kurt and Nicole Douglas (Paul); great-grandfather of 22; dear brother of Margaret Roehl (deceased) (Glenn, deceased) and Gertrude Schreier (John, deceased); brother-in-law of the late Betty Kummerlen (James, deceased); dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Retired as Battalion Chief of the Cleveland Fire Department after 30 years of dedicated service. Passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Memorials may be forwarded to the Parma Educational Foundation, Inc., 5311 Longwood Ave., Parma, OH 44134. Please specify in the memo of your check "James J. Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship". Celebration of Life Service 9 a.m. at the funeral home Monday, May 14, 2012 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 5891 Ridge Rd., Parma at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE RD., PARMA.
The Repository 06/16/2012
Juanita Louise Higginbotham Thoroughgood (1927-2012) WV/OH
It is with great sadness that the family of Juanita Louise (Higginbotham) Thoroughgood gives notice of her passing very early on Friday, June 15, 2012. Juanita passed peacefully with her family surrounding her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Warren E. Thoroughgood in 2007 and by brothers, Verlin Higginbotham, Eugene Higginbothan and sister, Janet Ruth Johnson. She was born in Charleston, W.Va. on April 8, 1927 and Warren was born in Philadelphia, Pa. Between those two accents, we think most of the time they were speaking different languages. She was sweet as pie and just as feisty. She fed anything with a mouth, wore a size 7.5 shoe (regardless of how it actually fit), and right up to the end, could spot a new accessory on someone within seconds of your arrival. She said words like, pocketbook, commode, bloomers, billfold, and gad-leg. They lived in France and Germany while Warren was in the Army, swing-dancing their time away in all the great ballrooms to all the great swing bands of the era. Juanita's shoes were always tossed well before the end of the night. She had her hair cut, permed, dyed, and styled every week and "that girl never did it right,' but she always went back. She left high school to help take care of her siblings. She hated her handwriting (it was beautiful) and never, ever knew how smart she really was. Juanita, just as Warren, donated her body to the Cleveland Clinic for research. Her family is so incredibly proud of them for realizing the greater good and wanting to give back in their last action on this earth. They taught us that you do not have to be perfect, but you do have to care...and be there. They were always there. We will forever miss and love them both. As long as they are remembered they will never be gone. Juanita is survived by her daughter, Debra (Thoroughgood) Perry and son-in-law, Douglas and loving grandchildren, Amanda C. Perry and Laura N. Perry, all of Canton. Also by her sisters, Margaret Ann Hensley of Akron, Ohio, Emogene Kiser of South Charleston, W.Va. and her nieces and nephews. We would like to express our gratitude to the loving staff and special residents at Hospitality House for their tender care of Juanita for the years she was there and for the support of Harbor Light Hospice at the end of her life.
Pomeroy Daily Sentinel 08/22/2012
Dorothy Mae Evans Pomeroy (1919-2012) OH
Dorothy Mae Evans, 93, of Middleport, Ohio, passed away on August 20, 2012, at Rocksprings Nursing Center. She was born on July 25, 1919, in Middleport daughter of the late George Allen Higginbotham and Mattie Bell Pickens Higginbotham. She is survived by her grandchildren, Pam (Dennis) Wolfe of Syracuse, Ohio, Christy Jones of Pomeroy, and Jay (Debbie) Evans of Pomeroy; great-grandchildren, Amber Blackston, Jorden and J.T. Evans; great-great-grandchildren, Reilly and Beckham Veon; daughter-in-law, Ann Werry of Pomeroy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil F. Evans, and son, James Frederick Evans Sr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport, Ohio. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends and family visitation will be from 1-2: p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Larcie Cledis Higginbotham (1930 - 2012) OH
HIGGINBOTHAM Larcie C. of Loveland, OH. Beloved husband of Annis Higginbotham for 62 years. Loving father of Kathy (Mike) Gentry and Melisa (Bob) Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Keli Gentry, Brandyn and Ashley LaFarge. Dear brother of Alice, Waldon, Jackie Higginbotham, Phyllis Hardwick and Joyce Smith. Passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2012 at the age of 82. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22nd at 12 Noon at Tufts Schildmeyer Funeral Home, 129 N. Riverside Dr., Loveland where friends and family will be received from 10 AM until the hour of service. Memorial contributions can be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati, C/O Bethesda Foundation, Inc., PO Box 633597, Cincinnati, OH 45263. Burial will be held at Maineville Cemetery under full military honors. Cledis was a United States Army Korean War Veteran. Rev. Ron Corbin and Rev. Gary Stringer will be officiating the services for Cledis. Pallbearers for Cledis will be Mike Gentry, Bob Murphy, Bill Meenach, Matt Stromberg, Glenn Martin.
The Repository 04/21/2013
Helen M. Simmons Higginbotham (1928-2013) MS/OH
On April 17, 2013, Helen M. Higginbotham, 84, longtime resident of Canton went to be with her Lord and to be reunited with her husband JC Higginbotham and loved ones. She was born Sept. 26, 1928 in Kemper County, Miss. to the late Clyde and Emma (Simmons). Helen married JC Higginbotham on Aug. 1, 1947 after his honorable discharge from the Marines. In 1950, they made their home in Hartville where she worked at Isley and IGA. Helen also worked at the Meyers Lake IGA. Her loved ones were often told of the memories she had working and the people that she had met. She was an original member of the Hartville Apostolic Gospel Church where she served on the Ladies Auxiliary Group. Helen was always devoted to her entire family and was a loving wife, mother and Nana. She was very patriotic and always made sure an American flag was on display in the yard. One of her favorite pastimes was sharing orange slices and hitting balloons with her youngest great-grandson, Lucas. Lucas was able to bring a smile to her face and laughter to her life. Lucas, would yell, 'Get it, Nana!' and she would laugh as he expected her to jump out of her chair and hit the balloons. If you ever needed to know anything about flowers, birds, cooking or recipes, Helen was the one you could ask. When you came to Helen's home you could always count on having ' real food' with ice tea. Helen learned to cook at a very young age and some of her specialties were biscuits, cornbread, chicken and dressing, Mississippi-mud cake, and of course a 'mess' of turnip greens or other vegetables. She was a wonderful southern cook.' If you leave hungry, its your own fault!' would be words that you would hear often at her home after a meal. Nana, as she was affectionately called by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, reminded them always how proud she and Papa were of their many accomplishments. She would often strike up conversations with strangers telling them about ALL of her ‘youngins'. She would talk about how wonderful her son, daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were. Helen spoke fondly of her entire family including relatives she might not see on daily basis, but that were always close to her heart. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, J.C. Higginbotham and eight siblings; her sweet cat, Baby; and her grandchildren's dogs, Dakota and Dizzy, all whom she loved dearly. Helen is survived by daughter, Glenda Sellers and son, Ronald Higginbotham; grandchildren, Kirsten and Carlos Chavez, Donald II and Liz Sellers; great-grandchildren, Trenton, Nicolas and Lucas Chavez; niece, Joy Harris; nephew, Lowell (Carolyn) Goodin; and cousin, Gladys Jackson; along with many other relatives and friends. Friends may call two hours prior to services Wednesday 12 p.m.-2 p.m. in the Arnold Funeral Home Hartville. Funeral services will be in the funeral home at 2 p.m. with Pastor Marvin Thomas officiating. Final resting place is Mount Peace Cemetery.
The Plain Dealer 06/08/2013
Sara Inez Higginbotham Tucker (1925-2013) AL/OH
SARA INEZ TUCKER, age 88, of Parma, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2013. Sara is preceded in death by Amos, her beloved husband of 67 years. Loving mother of Mary Ann (Dallas) Case, Rebecca (James) Wimberly, Jerry (Cathy), Roger (Brenda) and Shelia (Richard) Mattix. Dear sister of Hoy (deceased) (Jeanette) Higginbotham, Alton (Jeanetta) (both deceased) and Reece (deceased) (Shirley). Cherished grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of 18. The family will receive friends in celebration of Sara's life at HUMENIK FUNERAL CHAPEL, 14200 SNOW RD., BROOK PARK ON SUNDAY, JUNE 9 FROM 2-6 P.M. where funeral services will be held on Monday, June 10 at 10 A.M. Interment at Woodvale Cemetery.
Point Pleasant Register 11/18/2013
Linda Lou Higginbotham Dunn (1942-2013) WV/OH
POMEROY — Linda Lou Dunn, 71, of Pomeroy, Ohio passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013, at Pleasant Valley Hospital. She was born at home in Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia on May 5, 1942 daughter of late Floyd and Grace Higginbotham. She married Handley Dunn on February 13, 1960. Linda was a faithful member of Faith Valley Tabernacle Church on Bailey Run Road. Linda is survived by her husband, Handley Dunn; son, Linden Dunn; daughter, Darlene Dunn; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Dawana Dunn; grandson, Evan Dunn; granddaughter, Erin Dunn; sister, Zora Rawson; brother, Alvin Higginbotham; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by several brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at the Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport with Rev. J.R. Holsinger and Rev. William "Sonny" Mayes officiating. Burial will follow at Bradbury Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Joanne M. Bauer Higginbotham (????-2013) OH
Joanne M. Higginbotham passed away Monday, November 18, 2013 being greeted by her parents, Harold and Josephine Bauer; and brother-in-law, Thomas Harris. She leaves behind her children, Elsie J. (Joe) nee Thompson-Atkinson and Jodi R. (Donald) Scheck; her grandchildren: Jessica Atkinson, Ashley, Hannah and Hailey Scheck; brother, Donald (Marie) Bauer; sisters Sandra Harris, Betty (John) Walters; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Bacher Funeral Home, 3250 Greenwich Rd., Norton on Friday, November 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. with services to be held on Saturday, November 23, at 10 a.m. Interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Bacher Funeral Home Norton, Ohio 330-825-3633.
The Columbus Dispatch 02/18/2014
Dennis Franklin Higginbotham (1958-2014) WV/OH (African-American)
Dennis "Sharky" Higginbotham, 56 of Grove City, passed away at The Kobacker House on February 15, 2014. Born on January 19, 1958 in Charleston, WV. Survived by wife of 2 years, Olivia (Stephens) Higginbotham; children, Destiny Higginbotham and Denzel Higginbotham; grandchild, Jordan Higginbotham; mother, Mildred Higginbotham; siblings, Wilma, Roy "Sunny" and Andre Higginbotham. Preceded in death by father Roy Higginbotham. Friends may call at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, SW Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Pastor Sullens officiating. Memorial contributions may be directed to The True Vine Church, 3496 Central Ave., Urbancrest, Ohio 43123.
News Journal 02/21/2014
Dorothy Pauline Smith Higginbotham (1923-2014) OH
MANSFIELD: Dorothy Pauline Higginbotham, 90, of Mansfield, went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2014. Born May 2, 1923 in East Liverpool, OH, she was the daughter of Okey and Laura (Goddard) Smith. In her free time, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, and always kept many house plants. She was a true homemaker who spent time quilting, crocheting, and reading. Dorothy also enjoyed VFW and Moose dances and playing Bingo. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her children, Louise (Charles) Dulaney of Mansfield, Paul (Carol) Higginbotham of Smyrna, TN, Gloria (Robert) Mabe of Homosassa, FL, Roger Higginbotham of Tampa, FL, and Keith Higginbotham of Lexington; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doy O'Dell Higginbotham; son, Doy O'Dell Jr.; one great great granddaughter and two great great grandsons; brothers, Bill and Evert Smith; and sisters, Hazel Lawson and Louise Headley. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Edward Morton, will be Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. A graveside service will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Letart Falls Cemetery, E. Letart Road, Letart Falls, OH 45771. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5410 Transportation Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44125.
The Columbus Dispatch 02/28/2014
Bill Higginbotham (1931-2014) OH
Bill Higginbotham, age 82, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Kobacker House Hospice. Born December 13, 1931 in Columbus, OH to the late Ludd and Virginia Higginbotham. Bill was a longtime member of the Hilliard Moose Lodge #2236 and an avid fisherman and boater. He enjoyed many sports. Survived by loving wife, Susie; children, Cathy (Terry) Wallace, Billy Higginbotham, Debbie (Doug) Hawthorne, Vicki (David) Inks, Jill Hager, Tammy (Glenn) Davis, Michael Higginbotham, Brenda (Larry) Lowry and Teri (Keith) Higginbotham; 18 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; a host of good friends. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kobacker House Hospice or American Cancer Society. A gathering for friends and family will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Hilliard Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #2236, 5370 Grace St. in Hilliard starting at 6 p.m. Arrangements with the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY.
The Columbus Dispatch 04/08/2014
Mary Pauline Higginbotham Cantrell McCoy (1925-2014) WV/OH
Mary "Pauline" McCoy (Cantrell), age 88, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville, OH. Born May 26, 1925 in Grimms Landing, WV to the late Roy and Loshia Higginbotham. Life Member of Hilliard VFW Post #4931, Grove City American Legion Post #0164 and Fraternal Order of the Eagles #99999. Retired General Motors Employee. Longtime Volunteer with the Chillicothe Veteran's Hospital and outreach programs. Avid gardener, traveler and enjoyed crocheting. Preceded in death by parents, husband Ralph McCoy, son John "Bub" Cantrell, brothers George (Geneva) and Lester (Esta) Higginbotham, brother-in-law James Carley. Survived by daughter, Shirley Wolfenberger; grandchildren, Kim Wolfenberger, Shawn (Lynn) Wolfenberger and John (Kelly) Whitesed; daughter-in-law, Karin Cantrell; great grandchildren, Aaron Murray, Turner, Raulegh and Owen Wolfenberger and Brealynn Whitesed; sister, Dora Carley; several nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the TIDD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 5265 Norwich St. in Hilliard, OH, where funeral service will be Thursday 11 a.m. Interment Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
The Repository 04/17/2014
Kermit Victor Higginbotham (1925-2014) WV/OH
Kermit V. Higginbotham age 88, of Minerva, entered Eternal Life on Monday April 14, 2014 at 5:56 a.m. at Aultman Hospital. He was born Aug. 12, 1925 in Poca, W.Va. to the late William and Mary Higginbotham. He married the love of his life Mary Jett Dec. 18, 1946. He is survived by three children, Robert (Connie) Higginbotham of Minerva, Roger (Judy) Higginbotham of Minerva, and Bev Facemier of Minerva; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Kermit is preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Higginbotham, a son, Rex W. Higginbotham and three granddaughters. He had been a member of the Village Baptist Temple in North Canton and was a veteran of World War II. He was retired from Colfor in Malvern. He attended Catholic Charities adult day services. Kermit was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Kermit's family will receive friends Friday April 18, 2014 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Services will follow at 12 p.m. with burial immediately after at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Louisville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities of Portage and Stark County Adult Day Services 2308 Reno Dr. Louisville, Ohio 44641. Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home & Crematory, 330-875-2811 Serving Stark County Families Since 1867.
Times Recorder 05/01/2014
Beatrice Ruth Higginbotham Gist (1925-2014) OH
ZANESVILLE: Beatrice Ruth Gist, 88, of Zanesville, went to be with the Lord at 2:37 AM Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born November 13, 1925 in Dresden the daughter of the late Romeo D. and Merlie A. Warner Higginbotham. Ruth graduated from Jefferson High School of Dresden in 1943. She met her future husband, Leonard Gist in a restaurant and they were married in 1947. They enjoyed shopping at antique malls and flea markets together. Ruth enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. She worked at Kroger's, J.C. Penney's and for her brother's siding company, Higginbotham Brothers. Her favorite job was at Jerry's Dairy Bar in Dresden. She has been an active member of the Nazarene Church and enjoyed reading her Bible daily. Ruth is survived by sisters-in-law: Velma Higginbotham and Jo Ann Higginbotham both of Zanesville; nieces and nephews: Mary (Larry) Daniels of Zanesville, Theresa and Molly Lawrence of Zanesville, Christy Howell and Amber, Ashley and Arica of Coshocton, Jessica (Adam) Murgittroyd and Lyla Grace of Zanesville, Rome (Alissa) Higginbotham and Ophelia of Zanesville, David (Keri) Higginbotham and Eli of Zanesville and Shane (Wendy) Boykin and Clayton and Chloe of Zanesville. Ruth was preceded by her parents, husband and daughter: Paula Gist, brothers: Lonnie and Romeo Higginbotham and infant sister. Visitation for Ruth will be 6:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, May 2, 2014 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home, 2318 Maple Ave., Zanesville. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the funeral home with Pat Wiseman Jones officiating. Committal service will follow at Dresden Cemetery.
Ina Lee Perry Higginbotham (1932-2014) KY/OH
HIGGINBOTHAN, Ina Lee (nee: Perry) 82, of Morrow, Ohio died Tuesday June 10, 2014. Born May 7, 1932 in Honey Bee, KY to Grant and Alice (nee: Vanover) Perry, she was a dedicated wife and mother. She loved to go to Southern Gospel concerts. A longtime housekeeper at Pine Crest Nursing Home, she retired in 2007. Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Clarence Higginbothan, one sister, Lois Perry, five brothers, Herbert, Maynard, Dester, "Little" Joe, and Doyle Perry. Survivors include four daughters, Linia (Linville) Perry of Morrow, OH, Janice (Mike) Rollins of Tiffin, OH, Wanda (J. Ernie) Kelly of Dandridge, TN, and Deb Higginbothan of Morrow, OH, two brothers, Kenneth Perry and Elzick Perry, both of Parkers Lake, KY, four grandchildren, Bryan Perry, Ed Perry, Greg Rollins, and Clarissa Clawson, seven great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Visitation, Thursday June 12, 2014 from 6-8 PM at the Morrow First Church of God, 105 Lincoln St, Morrow OH 45152. Funeral service will be held on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the McCreary County Funeral Home in Whitley City, KY. Memorial donations are requested to the Morrow First Church of God. Arrangements by the Vale-Hoskins Funeral Home, Morrow.
The Columbus Dispatch 09/20/2014
William Lorenzo Higginbotham (1938-2014) WV/OH
William Higginbotham, 76, affectionately known as "Bill" went Home to be with The Lord on Friday September 19, 2014. He was born to Lucius and Alice Higginbotham on January 21, 1938 in Ward, West Virginia. He graduated from Washington High in London, West Virginia. He moved to Columbus, Ohio in the late 1950's. After graduating from welding school he obtained employment at Fortin Iron Works. He retired after 44 years of service. He was a long time member of New Salem Baptist Church, where he served with the Male Chorus and co-hosted the Divine Secrets Small Group Ministry. He was also an active member of The Charles Sim's Sunday School Class. In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart Janet Turner. Through that union, they were blessed with four children. After 40 years, they were able to have their first formal wedding. It was held at New Salem, with all of the family participating. Ten years later, they renewed their vows in a beautiful home ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Lucius and Alice Higginbotham, and his brother Charles. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, son; Steven (Monique),daughters; Kay Soltero, Karen (Terrence) Grace, Katina (Lyndon) Carr, Sister; Josephine Higginbotham, grandchildren; Shauna Coleman, Kionna Randolph, Talion, Solomon, and Brooklynn Grace, Victor and Victoria and Victoria Soltero, Kayla and Lyndon Carr, two great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. God sent you as the head of our family. Thank you for your unconditional love and support. Your lessons and legacy will live on thru us. Even though you will be greatly missed, To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. Rest in Peace "My Little Love."
Chillicothe Gazette 11/12/2014
Michael D. Higginbotham (1971-2014) OH
CIRCLEVILLE: Michael D. Higginbotham, 43, of Circleville, died on Monday, November 10, 2014. He was born on January 13, 1971 in Marion, Ohio, to Roy K. and Arbutis M. (King) Higginbotham. Michael worked at J.P. Morgan Chase, was a 1989 Logan Elm Grad, attended Church Triumphant where he was a small group leader and was a loving husband, great dad and good friend. He is survived by his parents, Roy and Betty Higginbotham; wife, Ranelle (Hart) Higginbotham; children, Miracle Elizabeth, Grace Tian Eileen and Samuel Elisha Higginbotham; brother, Ken (Mary) Higginbotham and by sister, Lea (Ron) Yoakem. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville, with Pastor Aaron Hines and Pastors Alan and Julie Cory officiating. Burial will be in Hallsville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Family requests casual attire. Memorial contributions are suggested to Samaritan's Purse Operation Shoebox, P.O. Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. Wellman Funeral Home 1455 North Court Street Circleville, OH 43113 740-474-7523.
The Columbus Dispatch 01/30/2015
Helen R. Cole Higginbotham (1916-2015) WV/OH
Higginbotham Helen R. Higginbotham, age 98, born December 16, 1916, passed away January 25, 2015. Preceded in death by her parents A.B. and Gracie Cole, spouse I.G. Higginbotham, infant daughter Patricia, and daughter Harriet (Susie) Sparks, two sisters Mary Lou and Margaret and three brothers Oscar, Marvin and Jack. Survived by two daughters, Mary Jane (Johnny) Lester and Nancy P. (Paul) Smith; son-in-law, Lucian D. Sparks; eight grandchildren, Ken (Celeste), Keith (Deanna), Kim (Matt), Kelli (Bob), Allen (Julie), Lutricia, Martin (Donna) and Phil; 12 great grandchildren, Grayson, Grace, Jonathan, Nicholas, Keagan, Casey, Ryan, Haley, Samantha, Colette, Lydia and Adam; nephews, (Her Boys) Jim (Janet) Lester, Ronnie (Pat) Lester and John (Kim) Lester and their families; five nieces, Betsy, Sara, Jymme, Barbara, Tammy and their families. A very special thanks to Blanton House, especially Debbie Garman, her care giver for the past 8 years and Brittany who had given her expert care and love. Thank you all! Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Grove City Cemetery. To those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the charity or church of your choice. Arrangements completed with Spence-Miller Funeral Home - Grove City 2697 Columbus Street Grove City, OH 43123 614-875-4878.