South Carolina Obituaries
The Aiken Standard and SC Gazette 09/21/1934
Lizzie Higingbottom Kelley (ca1908-1934) SC
Mrs. Leroy Kelley of the Foxtown section died Wednesday in the
Surviving, besides her husband, are one small son and one small daughter; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Higginbotham of New Holland; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Herron of Aiken, Mrs. Henry Cook, Misses Reba and Margaret Higginbotham, of New Holland; six brothers, Riley Higginbotham of Foxtown, Oscar Higginbotham of Aiken, Wyman, Curtis, Fred and Hastings Higginbotham of New Holland.
Funeral services were held yesterday morning from the Merritt’s Bridge Christian Church, interment following in the churchyard.
Ray Thomas Higginbotham (1906-1947) LA/SC
Funeral services for Ray Thomas Higginbotham, 40 years old, of
Mr. Higginbotham died at his home in
He was born in Morehouse Parish,
Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Ethel Aaron Clark,
and a daughter, Miss Edna Higginbotham, both of
Those forming the honorary escort were C.L. Crain, Dr. J.T.
Assey, Dr. Mozeley and Dr. Boone, and members of the finishing department of the
The (Long Beach, CA) Independent 07/05/1951
Reuben C. Higginbotham (1903-1951) SC
Bay Rum Toast Kills Mechanics
Coroner John P. Deveaux said S.C. Browning and Rubin C. Higgenbotham began their celebration last night.
Neighbors summoned the fire department crash wagon this morning when they noticed “something wrong” in the apartment occupied by the pair. Both refused to go to the hospital in the crash wagon.
Detectives arrived about an hour later and found Browning and Higgenbotham dead.
Greenwood Index-Journal 02/12/1970
Robert Green Higginbotham (1898-1970) GA/SC
Williamston-Robert Higginbotham, 72, of 16 Mahafey Drive, died Tuesday.
He was a native of Hartwell, Ga., a son of the late James and Mary Thompson Higginbotham. He was a retired textile employee and a member of Williamston Methodist Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hellen McCallister, Mrs. Evelyn Manley and Mrs. Mary Horne of Williamston and Mrs. Doris Jordon of Bossier, La.; six sons, James and Gerald Higginbotham of Williamston, Earl Higginbotham of Sumter and Airman 1C C. L. Higginbotham of the US Air Force in England; three brothers, Dock Higginbotham of Iva and Dave and Lovic Higginbotham of Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Odie Simpson of Anderson; and 17 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Gray Mortuary, Pelzer.
Funeral services for Robert Green Higginbotham, 72, of 16 Mahafey St., Williamston, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wesleyan Methodist Church with the Rev. J. C. Byars and V. E. Gilreath officiating. Burial will be in the Iva City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Junior Riddle, Donnie Davenport, Albert Frasier, Jimmy Saxon, Dean Horne and Robert Bear.
Members of the Men's Bible Class of the Wesleyan Methodist Church will form the escort of honor.
Mr. Higginbotham, a native of Hart County, Ga., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in an Anderson hospital after a brief illness.
The body will be at the residence after 3 p.m. Friday with Gray Mortuary of Pelzer in charge.
Aiken Standard 06/04/1970
Fred Andrew Higingbottom (ca1925-1970) SC
The Rev. Marion Shaw will officiate. Burial will be in
Pallbearers will be Junior Cook, Collins Herron, Glen Fulmer, Kelteer Higingbottom and Ronald Higingbottom.
Friends may call at George Funeral Home, Aiken, or at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Henry Cook, RFD, Aiken.
Aiken Standard 09/05/1973
Donald Edward Higingbottom (1948-1973) FL/SC
Donald Edward Higginbotham, Route 1, Aiken, died Monday in
Funeral services will be under the direction of Corey-Kerlin
He was an employee of the Aiken Asphalt Co. He was a Baptist.
Surviving are: his widow, Mrs. Mary Della Heirs Higginbotham,
Aiken; father, D.M. Higginbotham,
Posey’s Funeral Home, Graniteville, is in charge of local arrangements.
James Lovic Higginbotham (1896-1974) SC
Greenwood-James Lovic Higginbotham, 78, of 219 Kitson St., died Tuesday.
Born in Hart Co., Ga., son of the late James Melvin and Mary Thompson Higginbotham, he was a member of Lowell Street United Methodist Church, where he taught the Men's Bible Class for many years, an honorary steward and former superintendent of Sunday School Department, a retired employee of Greenwood Mills and a member of Quarter Century Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lessie Stone Higginbotham; a son, Quentin Higginbotham of Greenwood; a sister, Mrs. Odie Simpson of Anderson; two brothers, Dave Higginbotham of Greenwood and Dock Higginbotham of Iva; and a grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Lowell Street United Methodist Church.
Aiken Standard 06/16/1980
Nancy Elizabeth Higingbottom Herron (1908-1980) SC
Nancy Elizabeth Higingbottom Herron, 72,
Funeral services were yesterday at the George Funeral Home
Chapel with the Bishop Ted Evans officiating. Burial was in
A native of
Survivors include daughters, Myrtis Johnson, Graniteville, Barbara Britt,
Aiken Standard 06/25/1984
Harriett Burgess Higingbottom (1918-1984) SC
Batesburg-Harriet Burgess Higingbottom, a sister of Juanita Higingbottom of Aiken and Irene Fox of Monetta, died Saturday.
The funeral was yesterday at
Mrs. Higingbottom, 66, a Lexington County native, was a
Pallbearers were Johnny, Earle and Terry Burgess, Harvey Boatwright, Victor and Mickey Hall, Ronnie Higingbottom, Randy Fox and Frankie Wise.
Memorials may be made to
Milton Shealy Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Aiken Standard 07/29/1990
Wyman Kelder Higingbottom (1916-1990) SC
Batesburg-Wyman Kelder Higingbottom died Friday, July 27, 1990, after a short illness.
Mr. Higingbottom, 74, resided at
Mr. Higingbottom, who was married to the late Harriet Burgess Higingbottom, attended Mt. Herman Truelite Church of Batesburg.
Funeral services will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Surviving are a daughter, Geneva Amick of Batesburg; a son, George Higingbottom of Batesburg; four brothers, Riley Higingbottom of Aiken, Oscar Higingbottom of Aiken, Davis Higingbottom of Aiken, and Curtis Higingbottom of Eastman, Ga.; three sisters, Sadie Cook of Aiken, Reba McCann of Grovetown, Ga., and Margaret Fulmer of New Holland; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be the nephews.
The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter,
The family suggests that memorials be made to the
The Milton Shealy Funeral Home of Batesburg is in charge of arrangements.
Aiken Standard 04/13/1994
Davis Charles Higingbottom (1920-1994) SC
Mr. Higingbottom, 73, resident at
Funeral services will be held today at 4 p.m. at
A native of Aiken, Mr. Higingbottom was a retired textile
worker and a self-employed carpenter. He was a veteran of World War II, serving
in the US Army. He was a member of
He was a son of the late William and Lena Glaze Higingbottom.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Burgess Higingbottom;
two sons, David M. Higingbottom,
Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association,
Friends may call at the residence of at the funeral home, or at the church one hour prior to service.
George Funeral Home,
Anderson Independent-Mail 1/21/2000
Mae Bell Higginbotham Caudell (1904-2000) GA
Caudell, Mae Bell Higginbotham, 95, of Highway 17 South, Toccoa, Ga., services are at 2 p.m. Friday at Whitlock Mortuary by the Rev. Clark Stubbs; burial will be in Toms Creek Baptist Church cemetery. The family will be at their respective homes.
Aiken Standard 01/30/2000
Margaret Higingbottom Fulmer (1926-2000) SC
Wagener-Margaret Higingbottom Fulmer died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
Mrs. Fulmer, 73, resided at
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Rev. Doug Cramer will
officiate. Burial will be in
A native of
She was the widow of William Albert Fulmer.
Surviving are four daughters, Jerlene (Jerri) Tinkle,
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today at the Blizzard Funeral Home.
Aiken Standard 10/16/2000
Sadie Higingbottom Cook (1909-2000) SC
North Augusta-Sadie Higingbotham Cook died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at National Health Care.
Mrs. Cook, 91, resided at
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at South
Aiken Church of God. The Rev. Bruce Fox will officiate. Burial will be n the
A native of
Mrs. Cook was a member of the South Aiken Church of God.
She was the widow of Henry Cook.
Surviving are one son, Henry Cook, Aiken; one daughter, Mary
Cook Garnto, Aiken; three brothers, Oscar Higingbotham, Aiken, Riley
Higingbotham, Foxtown, and Curtis Higingbotham,
Memorials may be made to the South Aiken Church of God
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Shellhouse Funeral Home.
The Greenville News: 03-01-2002
Dorothy V. Patterson Buckner Higginbotham (1926-2002) SC
Dorothy V. Higginbotham, 75, of 745 Toolshed Road, died
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, at National Health Care of Clinton.
Born in Clinton, she was the daughter of the late Tilman and Jessie Patterson. She was a retired employee of Whitten Center.
Survivors: A son, Ronnie Buckner, of Greenville; a daughter, Peggy Reedy, of Colonial Beach, Va.; and a brother, Calvin Patterson, of Clinton.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Lois Abrams, 111 E. Walnut St., Clinton, SC 29325. Gray Funeral Home of Clinton.
Daily Herald 09/04/2002
Barbara Ann Brenaman Self Higginbotham (1939-2002) VA/SC
GASTON -- Barbara Ann Brenaman Self Higginbotham, 63, of 121 Baird St., Gaston, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Higginbotham was born in Portsmouth, Va., the daughter of the late William Floyd Brenaman Sr. and Elsie Castine Brenaman. She was the widow of Patrick A. Higginbotham Sr. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Millard Brenaman.
In 1980 she graduated from Roanoke-Chowan Technical Institute and was a nurse with Guardian Care until she retired.
She is survived by five daughters, Pamela F. Roldan of Burbank, Calif., Patricia H. Snyder of Virginia Beach, Va., Barbara A. Wills of McColl, S.C., Elsie E. Merck of Loris, S.C., and Charity L. Morrin of Gaston; five sons, Gene L. Self of Grouten, Conn., Jon J. Self of Gaston, Patrick A. Higginbotham Jr. of McColl, William A. Higginbotham of Greenville, and Nelson Lynch of Gaston; five sisters, Rachel Jones of Washington, N.C., Mary Railey of Suffolk, Va., Rose Shea and Margaret Garcia, both of Portsmouth, and Elsie Ferguson of Chesapeake, Va.; three brothers, W. Floyd Brenaman Jr. and Walter Brenaman, both of Portsmouth, and Herbert Brenaman of Virginia Beach; 22 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, with the Rev. Joseph S. Slowik officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Wrenn Funeral Home in Roanoke Rapids is handling the arrangements, where a prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, in the chapel, with Monsignor James P. Keaney and Very Rev. Mark J. Betti, V.F. officiating. The family will receive friends following the service until 9 p.m.
The Greenville News 09/06/2002
Virginia Lee Martin Higginbotham (1925-2002) SC
Virginia Lee Martin Higginbotham, 77, widow of Thurman F. Higginbotham, of 1020 Bernwood Circle, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002.
Survivors: Sons, Robert Baughman, Gary, Larry and John Higginbotham; daughters, Peggy Williams, Judy Dougherty, and Anita G. Christian; brothers, Jack and James Martin; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Davenport Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Lake Mary, Fla.
Memorials: National MS Society, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Suite 105 Ridge, Columbia, SC 29204.
The Greenville News 01/24/2003
Linda Faye Higginbotham Addis (1943-2003) SC
Linda Faye Addis, 60, of Huntington Apts. A-1, died Jan. 22, 2003.
Survivors: Husband, Willie White; sons, Dwayne and Gene Addis, Michael Small and Vincent Conwell; brothers, Lavern, James, Raymond and David Higginbotham, and Billy R. Gibson; sisters, Barbara J. Richardson, Jeanette Vermillion and Ruby Martinez; two half sisters; grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, at The McDougald Funeral Home. Service: 3 p.m. Sunday, in the chapel.
Family: 112 W. Roosevelt Drive.
The Greenville News 06/18/2003
Everett Castle Higginbotham (1927-2003) WV/SC
Everett C. Higginbotham, 76, of 7 Hampton Court, passed away June 15, 2003, at his home.
Born in Jopa, W.Va., son of Pina Jones and Cecil Higginbotham.
Surviving are his wife, Lucille; three daughters, Diana Sinclair, of Vienna, Va., Linda Linehan and Rebecca Dorfman; two sons, David and Dana, of Greenville; a sister, Loretta Garten; a brother, Clarence Jones, of Mammoth, W.Va.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2003, at Hampton Park Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to GHS Hospice, 255 Enterprise Blvd., No.140, Greenville, SC 29615-3554. -- Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.
The Daily News 07/29/2003
Lucille Higginbotham Brown (1921-2003) FL/SC
CONWAY, S.C. - Lucille H. Brown, 81, wife of the late Arnie James Brown of Gilbert Road, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Brown was born Nov. 20, 1921, in Callahan, Fla., daughter of the late Melvin and Lottie Jeanette Ryalls Higginbotham. She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church and was a very active member of the Bucksport Senior Center. Mrs. Brown was predeceased by one daughter, Lottie Jeanette Brown; and three brothers, Herschel Higginbotham, Frazier Higginbotham, and Aubrey Higginbotham.
Surviving are one daughter, Terri Ann Cummings and her husband, Michael L. of Sneads Ferry, two brothers, Henry Ronald Higginbotham of Callahan, Fla., and Thomas Higginbotham and his wife, Viola of Jacksonville, Fla.; and one sister-in-law, Leverne Meeks of Callahan, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel with the Rev. Ronald Krieg, the Rev. Buster Benton, and the Rev. Donald Gause officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Greenwood Baptist Church, 5749 Tranquil Road, Conway, S.C. 29527.
The Greenville News 12/23/2003
Martha Jo Ann Dowis Higginbotham (1933-2003) SC
Jo Ann Higginbotham
Martha Jo Ann Dowis Higginbotham, 70, of 216 Abbey Lane, widow of Leroy Higginbotham, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003 at her home.
Born in Greenwood County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Lee and Agnes Vaughn Dowis. She was a 1951 graduate of Greenwood High School and attended the Anderson Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from the Greenwood County Health Department. A member of South Main Street Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Couple’s II Sunday School Class of the church.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie A. Bouknight of Richmond, Texas and Sandra H. Reed of Honea Path; four grandchildren.
Services are 3 p.m. today at Blyth Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Richard McWhite. Burial is in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 2-3 today at the funeral home.
The family is at the home of Don and Cindy Scott, 305 Hunting Road in Chinquapin.
Memorials may be made to South Main Street Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1093, Greenwood, SC 29648.
Blyth Funeral Home is in charge.
The Greenville News 03/19/2004
Dana Richard Higginbotham (1959-2004) WV/SC
Dana R. Higginbotham, 45, died Tuesday March 16, 2004, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Charleston, W.Va., a son of Lucille Ball Higginbotham, of Greenville, and the late Everett C. Higginbotham.
Survivors include his mother; sisters, Diana L. Sinclair, Linda J. Linehan, Rebecca A. Dorfman; and a brother, David E. Higginbotham.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Cremation Society of SC.
The Greenville News 08/26/2004
Warren B. Higginbotham (1927-2004) NC/SC/NY
New York, N.Y.
Warren B. Higginbotham died Aug. 20, 2004, in New York City, N.Y.
Mr. Higginbotham was born in Asheville, N.C., on March 8, 1927. He grew up in Greenville, S.C., and attended the Greenville Public schools. Upon his graduation from Davidson College, he entered Wharton Business School, earning a masters degree.
His business career began with New York Life Insurance Co. in Atlanta and New York City. He subsequently joined the firm of Lionel D. Edie, becoming Vice-President. He also worked for Merrill Lynch Co. and Argus Research Co. until his retirement.
Mr. Higginbotham was a long-time member of Brick Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his sister, Beverly H. Balentine, and her husband, W.H. Balentine III, of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Martha Higginbotham, of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two nieces, Laura Jeu de Vine, of Atlanta, Ga., and Sarah H. Koski, of Richmond, Va.; and a nephew, David Higginbotham, of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Graveside services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Steane officiating.
The Mackey Mortuary, Century Drive.
The Index Journal 02/15/2005
Doris Virginia Higginbotham Hicks (1929-2005) GA/SC
Doris Virginia Higginbotham Hicks, 75, of 1408 E. Cambridge Ave., widow of Arthur Griffin Hicks, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at the National Health Care Center in Greenwood.
Born in Stevens County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Pearl Bailey Higginbotham. She retired from Oxford Industries and was active in city league and Oxford softball. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church, Hartwell, Ga.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Lucas of Hartsville; a sister, Sarah Ertzberger of Hartwell; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harley Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Michael Lewellyn.
Burial is in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Ben Coleman.
Pallbearers are John Timmerman, Griffin Fender, Michael Guest, Jamie Grubbs, Tom Fender, Jeff Hanley and Jon Lucas.
Visitation is 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.
The family is at the home.
Memorials may be made to the Greenwood Humane Society, P.O. Box 242, Greenwood, SC 29648.
Harley Funeral Home is in charge.
The Augusta (GA) Chronicle October 2, 2005
AIKEN, S.C. - Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bennett will be held
Monday, October 3, 2005 at 2pm at Corinth Baptist Church, New Ellenton with Rev.
Robbie Vance officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday night from
6-8pm at the Bennett residence. Memorial donations may be made to American
Cancer Society, PO Box K, Aiken, SC 29802. There will be no calling hours at
George Funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, Aiken. Mrs. Bennett, 82, of
Aiken, died, Friday at University Hospital, Augusta. She was born in Fire Creek,
WV to the late Jesse and Hazel Higginbotham and lived in Aiken most of her life.
She was member of Corinth Baptist Church and had been a foster mother to many
children over the years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bennett is predeceased
by her husband, Harold W. Bennett, a brother, David Higginbotham, and two
sisters, Lillian McKinney and Helen Thomas. Mrs. Bennett is survived by four
daughters, Connie Jeffreys (Steve), Killeen, TX, Sherri Atkinson (Lenny), Aiken,
Cindy Haynie (Sigman), Grovetown, GA and Becky Bennett, Augusta, GA; two
sisters, Hazel Adkisson and Jessie Houchins, Cocoa Beach, FL, and a brother,
Charlie Higginbothom, Cocoa Beach, FL. She is also survived by nine
grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Mary Elizabeth Higginbotham Bennett (1923-2005) WV/SC
The Augusta (GA) Chronicle October 2, 2005
AIKEN, S.C. - Memorial services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bennett will be held Monday, October 3, 2005 at 2pm at Corinth Baptist Church, New Ellenton with Rev. Robbie Vance officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday night from 6-8pm at the Bennett residence. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box K, Aiken, SC 29802. There will be no calling hours at George Funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, Aiken. Mrs. Bennett, 82, of Aiken, died, Friday at University Hospital, Augusta. She was born in Fire Creek, WV to the late Jesse and Hazel Higginbotham and lived in Aiken most of her life. She was member of Corinth Baptist Church and had been a foster mother to many children over the years. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bennett is predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Bennett, a brother, David Higginbotham, and two sisters, Lillian McKinney and Helen Thomas. Mrs. Bennett is survived by four daughters, Connie Jeffreys (Steve), Killeen, TX, Sherri Atkinson (Lenny), Aiken, Cindy Haynie (Sigman), Grovetown, GA and Becky Bennett, Augusta, GA; two sisters, Hazel Adkisson and Jessie Houchins, Cocoa Beach, FL, and a brother, Charlie Higginbothom, Cocoa Beach, FL. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Anderson Independent-Mail 11/30/2005
Minnie Evelyn Higginbotham Manley (1930-2005) SC
WILLIAMSTON - Minnie Evelyn Higginbotham Manley, 75, of 16 Mahaffey Road, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 in Greenville.
Born in Williamston on May 12, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Robert G. Higginbotham and Susie Johnson Higginbotham. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Wesleyan Church in Belton.
Surviving are widower, Marvin W. Manley of the home; brothers, William "Bill" Higginbotham of Azel, Texas, Earl Higginbotham and Jerold Higginbotham, both of Williamston, Roy Gene Higginbotham of Travelers Rest and C. L. Higginbotham of Roebuck; and sisters, Doris Jordan of Griffin, Ga. and Mary Horne of Williamston.
She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Robert Manley; two sisters, Helen McAlister and Frances Higginbotham; and a brother, James Higginbotham.
Services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Wesleyan Church in Belton by the Revs. Herbert Taylor and Jonathan Payne. Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum in Anderson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The body will be placed in the church at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The family will be at the home of her sister, Mary Horne, 1102 Anderson Drive, Williamston.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to Pleasant View Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 13701 Highway 20, Belton, S.C. 29627.
The McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Index Journal 06/20/2006
Olin DeWitt Higginbotham (1934-2006) SC
Olin Dewitt Higginbotham, 71, of 104 Londonberry Court,
husband of Joan Dalton Higginbotham, died Monday, June 19, 2006 at Self Regional
Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Luther David Higginbotham Sr. and Addie Simpson Higginbotham. He was an Army veteran, serving as a military policeman and retired from Greenwood Mills Mathews Plant. He was a member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a sister, Annie Ruth H. Bryan of Greenwood; a brother, Richard L. Higginbotham of Greenwood.
Graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Oakbrook Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Reuel Westbrook.
Pallbearers are Thomas Yon, Richard Eugene Higginbotham, John Lawton, Howard McCoy, Dr. Frank McCoy and Byron Duell.
Honorary escorts are Olin Scoggins, Dean Butler and Kenneth Stevens.
Visitation is 10:30-11:30 Wednesday at Oakbrook Memorial Park Family Center.
The family is at the home in Cobblestone West.
Memorials may be made to Greenwood Humane Society, PO Box 242, Greenwood, SC 29648.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge.
James Daniel Higginbotham (1930-1006) SC/GA
KENNESAW, Ga. — James Daniel “Jim” Higginbotham, 76, of 4150 George Busbee Parkway, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006, at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell.
Born in Anderson County, S.C., he was a son of the late Alvin C. and Fannie Crocker Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School, Lander College, Greenwood, S.C., and John Marshall Law School, Atlanta. A Navy veteran, he formerly owned and operated B & H Interiors and EEE Interiors in Woodstock. He was a member of VFW and American Legion and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include three sons, James Tamarack, of Savannah, Dr. Bruce W. Higginbotham, of Seattle, and Gary A. Higginbotham, of Alpharetta; two sisters, Bernice H. West of Greenwood ,and Beatrice H. Entrekin, of Easley; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood, conducted by the Rev. Furman Entrekin. Burial is in Kennesaw Memorial Park, Marietta, Ga.
Visitation is 1-2 Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge.
Index Journal 12/30/2006
Bruce Norman Higginbotham (1946-2006) SC
Bruce Norman Higginbotham, 60, resident of 225 Sylvan Road, husband of Joyce Stallworth Higginbotham, went to be with his Lord and Savior Dec. 28, 2006 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Born in Greenwood, April 17, 1946, he was the son of Bruce N. and Lois Vickery Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Greenwood High School and Piedmont Technical College and was a US Navy Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. Norman retired from the US Postal Service after 36 years of service. Since retirement, he had been employed by Blyth Funeral Home.
A member and former Deacon of Rice Memorial Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Outreach Sunday School Class and the Adults for Joy Seniors Group.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home and parents of Greenwood are a son, Jeff N. and wife, Melissa Higginbotham of Greenwood and a daughter, Amy Higginbotham Smoak and husband, Bryan of Greenwood; two grandchildren, Zachery Smoak and Ansley Higginbotham.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at Rice Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. Alvin Hodges and Rev. Jimmy Tucker officiating.
Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Lee Mayer, Ralph McDaniel, Matt Silcox, John Fradella, David Bumpus, Steve Brown and Mike Sanders.
Honorary escort will be members of the Outreach Sunday School Class.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The family is at the home in Avondale and will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 Saturday evening.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Rice Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 1975 Hwy. 72 West, Greenwood, SC 29649.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Higginbotham family.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 01/31/2007
Bobby Joe Higginbotham (1940-2007) GA/SC
Bobby Joe Higginbotham, age 66 of Beaufort, SC, died on January 28, 2007. He was born in Walton County on July 11, 1940 to Runelle Hale Higginbotham George and the late Joe Hershel Higginbotham. Surviving are wife, Irene Higginbotham of Beaufort, SC; daughter and son in law, Beverly and Gregory George of West Melbourne, FL; son, Stephen Higginbotham of Locust Grove; step-sons, Ronald Coleman of Woodstock, and Robert Coleman of Acworth; mother and step-father, Runelle and Richard George of Fripp Island; grandchildren, Kyle Strzesynski of West Melbourne, FL, Kurt Strzesynski of West Melbourne, FL; Kris Strzesynski of West Melbourne, FL and Danielle Higginbotham of Chesapeake, VA; step-grandchildren, Jeffery Coleman of Cartersville, Michelle Coleman of Cartersville, Mitchell Coleman of Cartersville, Justin Coleman of Acworth, Taylor Coleman of Acworth, Amanda Coleman of Acworth, and Madison Coleman of Woodstock. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday January 31st at 11:00 A.M. at Resthaven Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Greer officiating. Meadows Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Anderson Independent-Mail 10/01/2007
Bobby Jerold Higginbotham (1937-2007) SC
November 17, 1937 – September 29, 2007
WILLIAMSTON — Bobby Jerold Higginbotham, age 69, husband of Jackie Elaine Horne Higginbotham, of 1789 Big Creek Road, Belton, SC, died Saturday, September 29, 2007 at his residence.
Born in Anderson County, Mr. Higginbotham was a son of the late Robert Higginbotham and Susie Johnson Higginbotham. He was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills in Williamston, SC and was a member of the Pelzer Church of God. Mr. Higginbotham served in the National Guards for 10 years.
In addition to his wife, Jackie Elaine Horne Higginbotham of the home, he is survived by his sons, Charles and Bobby Higginbotham of the home; daughters, Denyse Wright and Melissa Higginbotham, both of Williamston, SC; brothers, Earl, his twin brother, of Williamston, SC, C.L. of Roebuck, SC, Roy Gene of Travelers Rest, SC, and William of Azle, TX; sisters, Mary Horne of Williamston, SC, and Doris Jordan of Yatesville, GA. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Sheila and Tony Wright, and Autumn and Carter Higginbotham.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James Higginbotham and his sisters, Evelyn Manley, Helen McAlister, and Frances Higginbotham.
The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Pelzer Church of God officiated by the Reverend Tony Edwards. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The Visitation will be Monday, October 1, 2007 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at The McDougald Funeral Home.
The family will be at the home of his sister, Mary Horne, 1102 Anderson Drive, Williamston, SC.
Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME is in charge of the arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle 10/29/2007
Juanita Burgess Higingbottom (1927-2007) SC
AIKEN, S.C. - Juanita Burgess Higingbottom, 80, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 30 at Mt. Hermon True Light Church in Samaria with burial in church cemetery with Rev. Russell McLeod and Rev. John Rabon officiating. Pallbearers will be Bill Wise, John Burgess, Victor Hall, Johnny Ray and Hebert Higingbottom, Donnie Cook and Randy Fox. She was born in Batesburg, daughter of the late George Simon Burgess and Estelle Kneece Burgess Bolen. She was a member of Mt. Hermon True Light Church. She was married to the late Davis Charles Higingbottom and she was a homemaker. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, David Higingbottom and wife, Dale of Fla., Ronnie Higingbottom and wife, Wanda of Batesburg; daughters, Patsy MaGee, Lois Cornwell, Karen Tarbox, all of Aiken; sisters, Irene Fox of Monetta, Leila Reynolds of Lugoff; brother, John Henry Burgess of Batesburg; grandchildren, Debbie McClain, Becky Stephens, Charles MaGee, and Brett Tarbox; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Taylor, Kayleigh McClain, Drew Baggett and Lauren Stephens. She was predeceased by a grandson, Davy Higingbottom; sisters, Frances Hall, Helen Wise, Harriet Higingbottom, Victoria Day, Lizzie Lou Corder, and Bernice Boatwright; brothers, Solomon and Socrates Burgess, Mose Shelton Burgess, and Earl Burgess. Family will receive friends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday October 29, at Milton Shealy Funeral Home; other times at the home of her daughter, Karen Tarbox, 690 Kedron Church Rd., Aiken. Memorials may be sent to a charity of one's choice or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Milton Shealy Funeral Home of Batesburg-Leesville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal 12/22/2007
Daniel Regan Higginbotham (1960-2007) SC
GREER, SC-- Daniel R. Higginbotham died December 19, 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Patty Pressley Higginbotham; a son, Richard Jarrett Higginbotham and a daughter, Tiffany Dawn Higginbotham of the home, his father, Robert W. Higginbotham; special friends, Jodi, Zackary and Cody Olechovski, all of Greer; and several siblings, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 11:00 AM in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Greer, SC with Reverend Darrell L. Hayes officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, 158 Woodruff Drive, Greer, SC 29651.
Harper Memorial Chapel-Taylors, SC
Jeffery Carroll Higgenbotham (1965-2008) SC
Funeral services for Mr. Jeffery Carroll Higgenbotham will be
held at 3pm on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at George Funeral Home & Cremation
Center, 211 Park Ave, SW, Aiken, with Mark Hudson, Minister officiating.
Interment will follow in New Holland Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will
be Flint Thomas, Duffy Brown, Tim Crouch, Brian Lynch, David Wilson, and Jesus
Duarte. Honorary pallbearer will be Leslie Gantt. The family will receive
friends tonight from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Memorial contribution may be
directed to New Holland Baptist Church, 2279 New Holland Rd, Wagener, SC, 29164
or ACOM, 8 Woodhill Place, Aiken, SC, 29803.
Mr. Higgenbotham, 42, of Aiken, died Sunday, February 3, 2008 at his residence.
A lifelong resident of Aiken, he was the son of Carroll Higgenbotham and the late Mary "Libby" Franklin Higgenbotham. Jeffery was an integral part of the Narcotics Anonymous, "The Breath Group", Christian Motorcyclist Association, The Start Program at Aiken Christian Outreach Ministries, Hospital and Institution Twelve Step Program. He attended Aiken Church of Christ. He was a welder. He worked for Enloe Residential for three years and with Carolina Tire Company for the past twelve years.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his sisters, Kim (David) Parker, Aiken, Lynn (Ken) Beasley, Miami, FL, brother, Andy Higgenbotham, Aiken, special friends, Diana Harrison, and Flint Thomas.
Greenwood Today 04/11/2008
Richard L. Higginbotham (1932-2008) SC
Richard Higginbotham, 76, of 203 Faulkner Street, husband of Margaret Huckaby Higginbotham, died Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at his home. Born in Greenwood County, he was a son of the late Luther Dave and Addie Simpson Higginbotham. He was retired from Greenwood Mills, where he was a member of the Quarter Century Club and attended Whitehall Church of God. Surviving is his wife of the home; two daughters, Robbie Chafin of Greenwood and Joy Hall and her husband, Danny, of Ninety Six; a son, Ricky Higginbotham and his wife, Diane, of Greenwood; a sister, Annie Ruth Bryan of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Eric Parkman, Jody Parkman, Adam Higginbotham and Kara-Grace Higginbotham, all of Greenwood and Taylor Hall of Ninety Six and four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Avery-Lynn, Haley and Caleb Parkman, all of Greenwood. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Harley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Timothy R. Carter, the Rev. James B. Vanderford and the Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be grandsons and Thomas Yon, Horace Files and Kara-Grace Higginbotham. Honorary escort will be the friends from Panola. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family is at the home. Memorials may be made to Whitehall Church of God, 2625 Highway 221 South, Greenwood, SC 29646.
Anderson Independent-Mail 05/11/2008
Alice Faye Higginbotham (1945-2007)
In Loving Memory of Alice Faye Higginbotham 3/21/1945 - 4/22/2007 Moma, The Lord saw your fight was over. He never left you alone. We watched you take your last breath and it was time for your journey home. You were a soldier till the end. You never did complain. The Lord was always with you through all your aches and pain. It is a sad time for us, for we are not ok. If it were up to us, you would still be here today. You left memories to be cherished with sealed kisses and hugs. Your wisdom and kindness and heart filled with love. Needing you and missing you. We know you'll be watching over us till we meet again. Happy Mother's Day! Loving You Always And Forever, Shelby, Michelle, Paula, Greg and Tammy.
The State 06/11/2008
Rodney Dane Higginbotham (1965-2008) TX/SC
GASTON - Rodney Dane Higginbotham, 42, of Gaston, died Saturday, June 7, 2008. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008, at State Full Gospel Church with Rev. Dallas Goff officiating. Mr. Higginbotham was born in Dallas, TX, a son of Darlene McGinnis Higginbotham Stallings and the late Billy Joe Higginbotham. Survivors include his wife, Wendy Elaine Higginbotham of the home; a son, Billy Dane Higginbotham; his mother of Gaston; a stepfather, Bubba Moody of Gaston; three brothers, Ronnie Joe Higginbotham and Randy Wayne Higginbotham, both of Texas and Ricky Lane Higginbotham of Fort Mill; and a sister, Cynthia Gail Watts of Texas. Friends may call at the home of his mother, Mrs. Darlene Stallings, 232 Stagecoach Road, Gaston. Culler-McAlhany Funeral Home in North is in charge of arrangements.
Anderson Independent-Mail 06/25/2008
Bernice Higginbotham West (1924-2008) SC
GREENWOOD - Bernice Higginbotham West, 83, resident of 508 Cobb Road, widow of John Harold West died June 24, 2008 at National Health Care of Greenwood. Born in Anderson County, November 15, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Alvin C. and Fannie Crocker Higginbotham. Mrs. West was a graduate of Greenwood High School and the Greenwood College of Commerce. She retired from Belk Department Store of Greenwood. A member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, she was also a member of the Ladies Bible Class of the church. Surviving are a daughter, Judy and husband Wayne Gantt of Greenwood; a son, Charles and wife Susan West of Belton; a sister, Beatrice and husband Furman Entrekin of Easley; three grandchildren, Cynthia and husband Bryan Brown of Pelzer, Larry and wife Jennifer Gantt of Ninety Six and Stephen and wife Stacey Gantt of Greenwood; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Thursday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Leland Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 3:00 Thursday afternoon. Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, 509 Kirksey Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646 or to the Faith Home, PO Box 39, Greenwood, SC 29648. Blyth Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the West family.
Greenwood Today 11/14/2008
Lois Irene Vickery Higginbotham (1921-2008) GA/SC
Lois Irene Vickery Higginbotham, 87, resident of 125 Sylvan Road, wife of Bruce N. Higginbotham, died November 13, 2008 at National Healthcare Greenwood. Born August 26, 1921 in Hart County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Ora L. and Lucy Jim Hall Vickery. A homemaker, she was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Senior Citizens Group, served fifteen years teaching kindergarten classes and was a member of the Mason Sunday School Class and the WMU of the church. In addition to her husband of the home are two grandchildren, Jeff Higginbotham and wife, Melissa and Amy H. Smoak and husband, Bryan; two great-grandchildren, Ansley and Zack; and a daughter-in-law, Joyce Higginbotham, all of Greenwood. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Higginbotham was predeceased by son, Norman Higginbotham and an infant son who died at birth; three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3:00 PM at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. James Dennis, Rev. Larry Jenkins and Mr. Fred Alewine officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bruce Teasley, Wayne Teasley, Mack Schlock, Jerry Hill, Jerald Mize, Louis Wilson and Conner Bryan. Honorary escort will be members of the Mason Sunday School Class along with Ted and Joyce Andrews, James and Sarah Brown and Frank and Eleanor Wideman. The family will be at the home, 125 Sylvain Road in Avondale and will receive friends Saturday 2-3 PM at the church. Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church, 211 North Main Street, Greenwood, SC 29646 in memory of Mrs. Higginbotham. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Higginbotham family.
Anderson Independent-Mail 12/19/2008
Michael Elliott Higginbotham (1947-2008) SC
ANDERSON, SC Mr. Michael Elliott Higginbotham, age 61, husband of Clara James Higginbotham of 3710 South Main Street, died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at his residence. Born in Anderson, SC on January 9, 1947, Mr. Higginbotham was a son of the late Dock Higginbotham and Lucy Mae Turner Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Crescent High School and served in the United States Navy. He retired from Owens Corning Fiberglas with over 30 years of service. He was an avid deer hunter and a member of The Living Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Clara James Higginbotham of the home; daughters, Michelle Hoffman and her husband, Brian of Ridgeville, SC, Melissa Young and her husband, Chuck of Starr and Jennifer Ayers and her husband, Jason of Anderson; stepchildren: Kevin Jordan and his wife, Danna; Russell Jordan and his wife Tommi and Melanie Allen and her husband Chad, all of Anderson; brothers, James “Bud” Higginbotham and his wife, Clara Bell, Ed Higginbotham and his wife, Sara, Randy Higginbotham and his wife, Suzie and Jimmy Higginbotham and his wife, Nancy; sisters, Dorothy Simpson, Alice Brown and her husband, Curt and Carolyn Cromer; twelve grandchildren, Nicolas and Elijah Hoffman, Kelsey and Katie Young, Alexis Ayers, Bailee and Carter Jordan, Hunter and Ashtyn Allen and Dylan, Braeden and Landen Jordan. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, December 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home officiated by the Reverend Ron Poole. Interment will follow in M. J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Upstate Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, December 21, 2008 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The family will be at the home of Melanie Allen, 113 Beaver Creek Road, Anderson, SC. Flowers are optional. Memorials may be made to The Living Church of God, 2301 Crown Centre Drive, Charlotte, NC 28227.
The State on 01/13/2009
Faye Andrews Higginbotham Fishburne (1920-2009) SC
SUMTER - Faye Andrews Fishburne, 88, beloved wife of 59 years to Henry Gordon Fishburne, died Monday, January 12, 2009, in National Healthcare Center. Born October 9, 1920, in Lee County, she was a daughter of the late Harley and Carnell Andrews. Mrs. Fishburne received her high school diploma from Bishopville High School in 1938. She worked as a dental assistant in Hartsville before starting her civil service career at Maxton AFB, NC. Soon after this, she married Norman Earl Higginbotham. She transferred to Fort Campbell, KY, and later to Shaw AFB, Sumter, SC, where they lived. Norman died in 1949 and she then married Henry G. Fishburne. She continued her civil service career at Shaw AFB with 30 years of service. She retired in 1976. She was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter for many years, where she was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Thomas Higginbotham of Columbia, and Betty Faye Coates of Sumter; three grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sweetest mother any child could ask for. In addition to her family, she had many close friends and neighbors all saying that Faye “was the sweetest woman they had ever known.” She will be dearly missed. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sumter Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. John M. Barr and the Rev. Hamilton Smith officiating. Pallbearers will be her beloved grandson, nephews and great-nephews. The family will receive friends following the service at the home, 35 Loring Place. Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, P.O. Box 338, Sumter, SC 29151. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements.
Anderson Independent-Mail 03/05/2009
Mary Jim Higginbotham (1942-2009) SC
Miss Mary Jim Higginbotham, age 66, of 67 Hart Terrace, Hartwell, GA, died March 4, 2009 at Hart County Hospital. Born December 9, 1942 in Stephens County, GA, she is the daughter of Allene Marett Higginbotham of Hartwell, GA and the late James Byron “Jim” Higginbotham. She was a Graduate from University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She was formerly employed by Davidson Department Store and Retired as a Real Estate Agent. She is survived by her mother and several aunts. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, March 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Nancy Hart Memorial Park. The family is at their respective homes. Memorials may be made to the Charity of One’s Choice.
Greenville Online 03/07/2009
Karen Ann Ritter Higginbotham (1960-2009) NJ/SC
Karen Ann Higginbotham, 48, died Thursday, March 5, 2009. Born in Eatontown, NJ, Ms. Higginbotham was the daughter of the late John Leonard and Dorothy Davis Ritter. She was homemaker and attended Mauldin First Baptist Church. She is survived by three sons, Shawn and his wife Angela, Shane and Jeremy; three sisters, Lynn, Deborah and Susie; a grandmother, Virginia; an uncle, Glenn and four nieces. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. The funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Greenville Memorial Gardens. The family will be at the residence.
The Index-Journal 05/03/2009
Elizabeth Higginbotham Sugden (1965-2009) GA/SC
Elizabeth Higginbotham “Beth” Sugden, 43, resident of 428 Cothran Avenue, daughter of R. Travis and Eveline “Palsy” Langford Higginbotham and wife of George S. Sugden, Jr., died May 2, 2009 at Self Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Albany, GA, August 21, 1965, she was a 1983 graduate of Greenwood High School and a graduate of Lander University. She was employed by Greenwood School District 50 as a 2nd grade teacher at Merrywood Elementary School. Beth was a former recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award at Mathews Elementary School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her parents and husband of Greenwood are her children, Elizabeth, Scott, Mary Cate, Anne and Rebecca Sugden, all of the home; a sister, Mary H. Smith of Greenville and a brother, Matt Higginbotham of Alexander, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Tony Hopkins officiating. Private burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Whaley, Bub Bell, Jim Moore, Harry Stevens, Neil Hollingsworth, Charlie Herndon and George Johnson. Honorary escort will be the faculty and staff of Merrywood Elementary School. The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family is at the home of Travis and Palsy Higginbotham, 116 Woodcrest Court, and will receive friends in the church Narthex from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 722 Grace Street, Greenwood, SC 29649. Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Sugden family.
The State 11/01/2009
Billy Lee Higginbotham (1926-2009) WV/SC
WEST COLUMBIA — Funeral services for Billy Lee Higginbotham, 82, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday November 2, 2009, at Palmetto Church of Christ. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday November 1, 2009, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Mr. Higginbotham died Saturday October 31, 2009. Born in Nallen, W.Va., he was the son of the late John Otho and Nellie Myrta Elkins Higginbotham. He received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering electives at West Virginia University. He was a member of Palmetto Church of Christ, had a general license in HAM radio and was an Eagle Scout. Bill was employed by Allied Chemical for over 29 years. As part of the start-up team for Allied Chemical in Irmo, he traveled to Italy and lived there for several weeks, to learn and write the procedures for the Irmo plant. He also did consulting work for Allied Chemical in Spain and Tehran, Iran. Bill served in the US Navy during World War II, seeing action in the South Pacific aboard Admiral Kincaid’s Flagship during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Gerry Hanna Higginbotham; daughter, Jeanie Beckham (Bill) of West Columbia; son, Steven Higginbotham of Columbia; grandson, B.J. Beckham and fiance, Michelle Thomas of Columbia; sisters, Marian Tucker (James) of Ravenswood, W.Va., Ethel Thomas of Arlington, Va.; numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Southeastern Children’s Home, PO Box 339, Duncan, SC 29334 or Palmetto Church of Christ Good Samaritan Fund, 7000 Nursery Road, Columbia, SC, 29121. The family would like to express its appreciation for the care and support Bill received from the Oncology Ward at Lexington Medical Center and the staff at Ascension Hospice Care in Irmo.
Anderson Independent-Mail 11/08/2009
Joe Benson Higginbotham Jr. (1919-2009) GA/SC
ANDERSON - Mr. Joe Benson Higginbotham, Jr, age 90, of 311 Simpson Rd, Anderson SC, died Friday, November 6 at Rainey Hospice House, Anderson. Born in Elbert Co. GA, he was the son of the late Joe B. Higginbotham Sr. and Hattie Gaines Higginbotham. He retried from Communications Service Center, Greenville SC as a Two Radio Technician. He was of the Baptist faith and a WW II U S Army air Corps veteran. Survivors include his brother, John K. Higginbotham of Anderson as well as several nieces and nephews. Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Seth T. Higginbotham and a sister, Margaret H. Banister. A graveside service will be Monday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nancy Hart Memorial Park. The body is at the Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell, where the family will receive friends after the graveside service from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Rd, Anderson SC 29621. The Strickland Funeral Home ~ Hartwell Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Anderson Independent-Mail 11/20/2009
Ruby Higginbotham Clark Johnson (1919-2009) SC
Ruby Higginbotham Clark Johnson, 90, of Anderson, died Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at NHC of Anderson. Born October 16, 1919 in Seneca, she was the daughter of the late William and Etta Teasley Higginbotham. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria Smith of Williamston and Carolyn Owens of Anderson; two sons, Denny Clark and Bobby Clark, both of Anderson; 11 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was twice married, first to the late James Guy Clark, Sr. and second to the late James Bruce Johnson. She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Clark, a grandson, Travis Clark, six brothers and five sisters. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, conducted by Rev. Gene Burdette. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of a daughter, Carolyn Owens, 123 Ming Lane, Anderson.
The Greenville News 07/10/2010
Roy Gene Higginbotham (1941-2010) SC
Roy Gene Higginbotham, 68, of Travelers Rest, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, July 7, 2010 surrounded by his family. Born in Anderson County, he was the son of the late Robert and Susie Johnson Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of Vietnam; owner of Roy Gene's Auto, Inc. and was of the Catholic faith. Roy always had a smile and never met a stranger. He will be missed by his wife of 17 years, Vicky Hayes Higginbotham; his dog Scooby; 5 daughters: Deborah Higginbotham Moore (Wayne), Doreen Hayes Morgan (Steve), Kathleen Hayes Dupree (Robb), Jeannine Hayes Morgan and Charlene Hayes (Lavonne); son: D'Mitri Higginbotham; 2 sisters: Doris Jordan and Mary Horne; 3 brothers: William, Earl and C.L. Higginbotham; 5 grandchildren: Kristen Crees (Nicholai), Trey Moore, Brent Guinn, Tyler and Tanner Morgan; and 2 great-grandchildren: Keildra and Lillith Crees. He was predeceased by 2 sisters: Helen McAlister and Evelyn Manley and 2 brothers: James and Jerold Higginbotham. Graveside service will be Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Grand View Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon after the graveside service at Renfrew Baptist Church Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Healthcare Hospice, 775 Spartan Blvd., Spartanburg, SC 29301 and/or Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 1209 Brushy Creek Rd., Taylors, SC 29687. The family will be at their respective homes. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com. The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051.
The Greenville News 09/09/2010
David Everett Higginbotham (1954-2010) WV/SC
David E. Higginbotham, 56, of Greenville, SC, passed away Wed., Sep. 8, 2010 after a long illness. Beloved son of Lucille Higginbotham of Greenville, SC. David is also survived by his sisters, Linda Linehan of Duncan, SC, Rebecca McAbee of Greenville, SC, and Diana Sinclair of Vienna, VA; and his wife, Diane Higginbotham of Seth, WV. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Fri., Sep. 10 at Hampton Park Baptist Church. Cremation Society of South Carolina.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal 06/15/2011
Retha Alma Hill McColley Higginbotham (ca1933-2011) SC
CAMPOBELLO - Retha Alma Higginbotham, 78, of 104 Royal Troon, died Monday, June 13, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Mrs. Higginbotham was the wife of David B. Higginbotham and the daughter of the late Jim and Ester Mullins Hill. Mrs. Higginbotham was a retired receptionist for a dentist. Survivors include two sons, Morris W. McColley and wife Anne of Simpsonville and Roy Alan West and wife Christine of Duncan; and a daughter, Barbara E. McColley Boland of Chesnee. Mrs. Higginbotham was well loved by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Hill McColley. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Living Waters Funeral Home with service to follow at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Tom Boland. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.livingwatersfh.com. Living Waters Funeral Home and Crematory - Lyman, SC.
The Herald 06/27/2011
Josef Ernest Higginbotham (1951-2011) WV/SC
Josef Ernest Higginbotham - A native of Elizabeth City, W.V., Mr. Higginbotham was born October 19, 1951, son of the late Ernest Stanley and Naomi Wright Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Wylie where he served as Sunday School teacher. He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Ivey Lanford Higginbotham and four sons, Thomas and Jarius Higginbotham and Lee and Emanuel Duvall. The funeral service for Mr. Higginbotham will be 2 p.m. Wednesday June 29, 2011, at Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Wylie, officiated by the Rev. Bart Plaxco. Interment will follow in Woodside Cemetery in Clover, S.C. A visitation will be held one hour prior at the church beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Bus Fund, 6031 Charlotte Hwy. York, SC 29745. The family has entrusted arrangements to A Simple Service Burial and Cremation, 451 Hospital Dr. Gastonia, NC 28054, (704) 884-0150.
Marjorie Lou Higginbotham Oyler (1918-2012) WV/SC
Marjorie Lou Higginbotham Oyler, 93, widow of Harry Oyler, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at Tidelands Community Hospice House. Born on December 14, 1918, in Sutton, WV, she was the daughter of the late Glen Higginbotham and the late Lulu Lombard Higginbotham. Mrs. Oyler a member of Wayne United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include five children, James Oyler (Marcheta Landress) of Eufaula, AL, Karen Van Vlake (Richard) of Myrtle Beach, Ann Robertson of Pawleys Island, Sherry Goldston of Georgetown and John Oyler (Rhonda) of Savannah, GA; 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Higginbotham. Graveside services will be held at 2 PM Friday, January 6, 2012 in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The Sun News 12/11/2012
Joan Marie Higginbotham Cook (ca1932-2012) MA/SC
Murrells Inlet Joan Marie Higginbotham Cook, 80, of Murrells Inlet, died on November 28, 2012 at home. Born at the Chelsea Memorial Hospital and raised in Winthrop, MA. She was the daughter of Helen and Joseph Higginbotham. She is survived by her children, Edmund C. Cook of Cobleskill, NY, Pamela Cook Ward and her husband, Christopher O. Ward of New York City; grandchildren, Katherine Helen Ward of London, UK and John Cook Ward of Austin, TX. She is the sister of Joseph (Martina), the late Paul, David (Josephine), Ruth Loughran (Jim), the late John and Robert (Mary Ellen). She graduated from Fitton High School in 1949 and was a Massachusetts Superior Court reporter serving the Western Massachusetts counties. Joan never lost her sense of humor. She enjoyed her trips to Ireland, genealogy research and reading. Arrangements will be private. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be given to the Ovarian Cancer Society.
Anderson Independent-Mail 04/28/2014
Terrie Bonds Higginbotham (ca1957-2014) SC
Terrie Higginbotham Honea Path, SC Terrie Lee Bonds Higginbotham, 57, of 22 Pruitt St., wife of Rickey Dale Higginbotham, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at her home. Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Melvin "Bud" and Lillian Smith Bonds. She was a homemaker and a member of Honea Path First Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Scotty Higginbotham and wife Heather of Honea Path, and two grandchildren, Cameron and Jasmine Higginbotham. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden of Memories with Rev. Robert Beaver officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 Wednesday at Pruitt Funeral Home prior to the service. Memorials may be made St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . The family is at the home.
James M. Higginbotham (1929-2014) SC
GRANVILLE: A gathering of family and friends for James M. Higginbotham, 84, of Granville, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. A burial will be held at Dolly Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, S.C. James, a retired senior research associate for Owens Corning, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2014, at Licking Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his wife, children and family. He was born December 20, 1929, in Iva S.C., to the late Dock and Lucy (Turner) Higginbotham. James was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Heath Baptist Church and Newark Masonic Lodge #97. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Clara (Hill) Higginbotham; children, Melva (Jim) Muir of Newark, James (Beverly) Higginbotham, Jr. of Granville, and Tracy (Laura) Higginbotham of Galena; siblings, Dorothy Simpson, Ed (Sarah) Higginbotham, Alice (Curtis) Brown, Randy (Susie) Higginbotham, Jimmy (Nancy) Higginbotham, and Carolyn Cromer all of S.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer Wright of FL, Christopher Wright of Newark, Angela Higginbotham of CA, Alisha (Greg) Schiltz of N.C., Amanda (Nathan) Warner of Mt. Vernon, Clay, Collin, and Addison Higginbotham all of Galena, and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Higginbotham.
Spartanburg Herald-Journal 07/17/2014
Jacqueline Higginbotham Merk (1932-2014) SC
ANDERSON, SC-- Jacqueline "Kitty" Higginbotham Merk, 82, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in LaFrance, SC, on May 26, 1932, she was the daughter of the late J.D. Higginbotham and the late Clara Smith Higginbotham. She was a 1951 graduate of Girl's High. She spent her professional career at Owens Corning Fiberglas as the plant engineer secretary. She was a member of Mountain Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Jan Merk White, of Spartanburg, SC and Gina Merk Gainey and her husband Al, of Anderson, SC; a sister, Carolyn Strickland, of Anderson, SC; four grandchildren, Scott White, of Summerville, SC, Jason White, of Inman, SC, Heather Gainey Crowe and her husband Adam, of Anderson, SC, and Rebecca Gainey Marchbanks and her husband Jamie, of Columbia, SC; and five great-grandchildren, Garrett, Susannah, Brendan, Jameson and Lawton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Merk; and a brother, Gerald Higginbotham. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Dickson officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Honorary Escorts will be the staff and residents of The Legacy of Anderson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. The family will be at 101 Shadow Creek Lane, Building 5A, Apt 234, Anderson, SC 29621. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association , 3535 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615, or to The American Diabetes Association , 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation, Anderson.
Anderson Independent-Mail 11/23/2014
Sara Irene McConnell Higginbotham (1935-2014) SC
IVA, S.C. Sara M. Higginbotham, 78, of Iva, SC, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Antreville, SC on December 13, 1935; she was the daughter of the late Jim and Bessie Bell McConnell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Iva, the Phase Ten Club, the John Frances Gray Order of the Eastern Star, and a faithful member of Underwater Aerobics at the Anderson YMCA. She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Edward Higginbotham Sr.; sons: Edward Higginbotham, Jr., Rick Higginbotham, and Brad Higginbotham; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and brother Truman McConnell. In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased by 9 siblings. The family will hold a memorial service 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014 officiated by Rev. Jerry Gray at the First Baptist Church of Iva with Eastern Star Rites. The family will be at the residence and will receive friends prior to the service at the church on Sunday from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, is assisting the family. Funeral Home Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory - South Chapel 3219 South Main Street Anderson, SC 29624 864-296-6609.
The Virginian Pilot 05/17/2015
Sarah Katherine Higginbotham (1944-2015) VA/SC
Spartanburg, SC - Sarah Katherine Higginbotham, 70, of Spartanburg, SC died Friday, May 15, 2015 at her home. Born August 30, 1944, in Norfolk, VA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Francis and Anne Elizabeth Sheehan Higginbotham. Ms. Higginbotham was a commercial interior designer and a member of the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Ann Phelps of Spartanburg, SC; a brother, Charles Francis Higginbotham, III, of Chesapeake, VA; niece, Mary Shannon of Newport News, VA; and nephews, Charles Francis Higginbotham, IV, of Chesapeake, VA; T.J. Phelps, of Spartanburg, SC. She was predeceased by a brother in law, Ted Phelps. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure , 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Building Fund, 161 N. Dean Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302. Floyd's North Church St. Chapel Funeral Home The J. F. Floyd Mortuary, Crematory & Cemeteries 235 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29306 (864) 582-5451.
John K. Higginbotham, Sr. (1923-2015 GA/SC
June 10, 1923 - October 15, 2015
Anderson, SC John Keith Higginbotham, Sr., 92, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Rainey Hospice House. Born in Elberton, Ga., he was the son of the late Joe B. and Hattie Gaines Higginbotham. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II. Mr. Higginbotham was a graduate of Rutgers University and was a retired banker. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as church treasurer for many years. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Sara C. Higginbotham; and one son, Keith Higginbotham of Columbia. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at Forest Lawn Mausoleum Chapel conducted by Dr. James R. Thomason. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 307 South Manning Street, Anderson, SC 29624; YMCA, 201 East Reed Road, Anderson, SC 29621 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.
The Greenville News 12/20/2015
Rebecca Ann Higginbotham McAbee (1961-2015) SC
Rebecca Ann Higginbotham McAbee Greenville Rebecca Ann Higginbotham McAbee, 54, of Greenville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015. She is survived by her son, Michael McAbee; her mother, Lucille Higginbotham; her sisters, Diana Sinclair and Linda Linehan; and her three grandchildren, Brooklin, Cody, and Madison. She is preceded in death by her father, Everett Higginbotham; and her brothers, Dana Higginbotham and David Higginbotham. Rebecca dearly loved her family and cats - she loved her cats like they were her children. She was also an avid collector of Coca-Cola merchandise. If she was not collecting or spending time with her family or cats, she was watching her favorite shows on TV and working on word search puzzles. She was a longtime member of Washington Avenue Church of God. The memorial service will be held at Hampton Park Baptist Church, 875 State Park Road, on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Collins Building.
The Greenville News 01/21/2016
Eunice Higginbotham Davis (ca1924-2016) GA/SC
Simpsonville - Eunice Higginbotham Davis, 92, of Simpsonville, wife of the late J. C. Davis, died Monday, January 18, 2016. Born in Stephens County, GA, she was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Elizabeth Elrod Higginbotham. Eunice was a member of Laurens Road United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy Davis Nelson (Dennis); three grandchildren, Kathy Phillips (Scott), Jamie Weathers (Gerald), and Chase Jones (Kara); and five great grandchildren, Jeremy Phillips, Kaitlyn Phillips, Daniel Weathers, R. J. Weathers and Ciera Weathers. She was predeceased by two sons, James Elrod Davis and Thomas Lee Davis; one grandson, William Matthew Jones; and five sisters. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:15PM on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast Chapel, with the Funeral Service to follow at 1:30PM. Burial will be in Graceland East Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Laurens Road United Methodist Church, 13 Webster Road, Greenville, SC 29607. Funeral Home Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Southeast Chapel 1604 Ne Main St Simpsonville, SC 29681 (864) 688-1600.
Bruce Norman Higginbotham Sr. (1921-2016) GA/SC
Bruce N. Higginbotham, 95, former resident of 125 Sylvan Road, widower of Lois Vickery Higginbotham, died July 4, 2016 at Morningside Assisted Living. Born in Elbert County GA, May 15, 1921, he was a son of the late Larry B. and Annie Florie Goss Higginbotham. He was a graduate of Centerville High Scholl in Elberton GA and retired from Devore Andrews Co. in Greenwood. A member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Mr. Higginbotham was also a member and past president of the Featherstone Bible Class and also served on the church Board of Trustees. In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Higginbotham was predeceased by a son, Norman Higginbotham and a sister, Willena Higginbotham Adams. He is survived by two grandchildren, Jeff Higginbotham and wife Melissa and Amy H. Smoak and husband Bryan and two great-grandchildren, all of Greenwood; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Higginbotham Wightman of Greenwood and a sister, Betty Jo H. Adams of Elberton GA. Burial in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Blyth Funeral Home.
Anderson Independent-Mail 11/19/2016
Elizabeth Dowis Higginbotham (1924-2016) SC
Elizabeth Dowis Higginbotham, age 92, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Ellenburg Nursing Center. Born in Anderson, SC on April 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Walter Matheson Dowis and the late Tensi Lee Kinsey. After graduating high school, Lib worked as a seamstress at Bobby Dan Manufacturing. She was a member of Varennes Heights Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Turner (James), of Anderson, SC; a son, Kenneth Ray Higginbotham (Denise), of Anderson, SC; five grandchildren, Dionne Bauknight, Brandon Higginbotham, Carla Turner, Eric Higginbotham, and Lauren Mays; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Garnett Higginbotham; sons, Ronnie E. Higginbotham, and Terry D. Higginbotham; brothers, Walter "Bud" M. Dowis, Jr., and Ray M. Dowis, Sr.; and sisters, Jeanette Dowis Campbell, and Barbara Ann Dowis Hart. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverends Dr. Kirt Mitchell and Wendell Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will be at their respective homes, and will receive friends at the funeral home, prior to the service on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Varennes Heights Baptist Church Child Development Center, 411 Visage Dr., Anderson, SC 29626. The McDougald Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Anderson, SC Funeral Home McDougald Funeral Home 2211 North Main Street Anderson, SC 29261-3874 (864) 224-4343.
The State 12/16/2016
William Clarence Higginbotham, Jr. (1932-2016) SC
ORANGEBURG - William Clarence Higginbotham Jr.,84, of Orangeburg, SC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, December 14, 2016. Visitation will be this Saturday, December 17th, at St. Andrews United Methodists Church Fellowship Hall at 1:30 p.m., to be followed by services in the sanctuary at 3:00 p.m. Burial will follow at New Hope U.M.C. Cemetery in Rowesville. The Reverends Robert and Carol Cannon, and the Reverend Sandra Whetsell will officiate. Dukes-Harley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Clarence was born in Rowesville, SC, March 9, 1932, to the Late William Clarence Higginbotham, Sr., and Rosa Elizabeth Dukes Higginbotham. He attended Rowesville Schools as a young boy, and graduated from Orangeburg High School in 1950. A 1954 graduate of Clemson College, he spent the next six decades supporting his alma mater in every way possible. He was an IPTAY Representative, a Lifetime Scholarship Donor, Clemson Alumni Association Lifetime Member, and Edisto Clemson Club President. On Saturdays in the fall he could be found in Section O, Row P at Memorial Stadium cheering on his Tigers, and he always took care to encourage any young person who was considering furthering their education at Clemson University. He was the first member of Edisto Clemson Club to be honored with the Brass Tiger Award, symbolizing his intense devotion to the University. He was an active member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church for almost 60 years. He was a founding member of his Sunday School class, and over the years, served as president of the class, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Men's Club President, and ushered more often than not. He was also an associate member of his boyhood church, New Hope United Methodist Church of Rowesville. He was active in Kiwanis, Orangeburg County Historical Society, Mid Carolina Gun Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and many other community organizations. Clarence was retired from both International Minerals and Chemicals Corporation and the S.C. Department of Agriculture. Immediately after his Clemson graduation, he served for two years in the U.S. Army. After retirement he enjoyed working with his son-in-law, Jim Craft, at Orangeburg Security Systems. He was a life long dog lover who enjoyed hunting upland birds and deer. He cherished any time spent with his wife, children and grandchildren, particularly summer vacations at Edisto Beach and tailgating at Clemson football games. He was a loving husband, and always insisted that meeting Esther was the best luck of his life. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Esther Jordan Higginbotham, their three children: Rose Marie Craft (Jim) of Orangeburg, Carol Elaine Johnson (Tim) of Athens, Georgia, and W.C. "Billy" Higginbotham III (Mary) of Chapin, S.C. He is also survived by six grandchildren: William Boone Johnson (Jenny), Dorsey Craft Olbrich (Kyle), Lainee Craft Grosslight (Russ), Forrest Tillman Johnson, W.C. "Wilkes" Higginbotham IV, and Kenneth Landry Higginbotham. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Boone and Forrest, grandsons-in-law, Kyle and Russ, and Will Culler, Taylor Garrick, and Russ Hewitt. Honorary Pallbearers are the Clemson College Class of 1954 and members of the Aldersgate Sunday School Class. Memorials maybe made to St. Andrew's UMC,1980 Columbia Road, Orangeburg, SC 29118 or New Hope UMC, P.O. Box 54, Rowesville, SC 29133. Funeral Home Dukes-Harley Funeral Home and Crematory - Orangeburg 3379 Columbia Rd Orangeburg, SC 29118 803-534-6621.
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