Kentucky Obituaries


The Daily Commonwealth, Covington, Kentucky, 08/25/1881
Martha Patsy Chaffin Higginbotham (1799-1881) VA/KY

Died suddenly at the home of her grand son-in-law, Mr. John Quinn, August 7, 11 45 a.m. of paralysis, Mrs. Martha Higginbotham, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother aged eighty-two years, six months. She was the wife of George Higginbotham deceased, of Richmond, Virginia and sister of Reverend Edwin and Stanley Chaffin of Amherst county, Virginia. This beloved old mother of Israel has been a faithful member of the Methodist Church since her eighteenth year and partook her last sacramental feast with her pastor, Reverend Mr. Watson, of Grace M. E. Church, Newport, previous to her coming to the country to spend her last days with the younger members of her family. Remains deposited in Plum Creek Cemetery till winter, when friends expect to remove them to Newport.



Hamilton (OH) Daily News 07/03/1930

Garland Higginbotham (ca1911-1930) IN

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Word has been received here of the drowning of Garlin Higginbotham, son of Charles Higginbotham who resides in the Guy community of Warren county. The boy was drowned in White River, near Indianapolis, Ind.



Wayne County Outlook 09/13/1956

Zuie Lee King Higginbotham (1882-1956) KY

Mrs. Zuie Lee Higginbotham died at her home at Mill Springs, Saturday, Sept. 1, she was years 73 years of age.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Higginbotham is survived by three children, Robert C. Higginbotham, Indianapolis, Ind., Mrs. Vada Russell, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Gussie Bolander, Mill Springs. Another son, Orville Lee Higginbotham preceded his mother in death. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. E. A. Ward, Monticello, one brother, Luke E. King, Monticello, Rt No 1. 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Mill Springs Methodist Church. The Rev. Wendell Hurt and Rev. E. G. Pursley conducted the services. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Pall bearers were James E Dunagan, Everett Dunagan, E. West, Ken Roberts, James West and Russell Lovell. Flower bearers were her grandchildren.

Mrs. Higginbotham was in bad health a long time and suffered much. She was a Christian and said she was ready to go to her heavenly home but her passing saddened many friends. 



Wayne County Outlook 11/07/1957

Joseph S. Higginbotham 1876-1957) KY

Joe S. Higginbotham, age 81, died at the Somerset City Hospital Wednesday, October 30th. Mr. Higginbotham was born on June 25, 1876 in Wayne County, a son of the late Phillip and Jane Barnes Higginbotham. He had always been a farmer and lived at Mill Springs. He is survived by three children, Mrs. Sam Russell of Indianapolis, Mrs. Gussie Bolander of Mill Springs, and Robert C. Higginbotham of Indianapolis. Funeral services were held at the Mill Springs Methodist Church Saturday at 10-30 by Rev. Wendell Hurt. Interment was in the Elk Spring Cemetery, with the Richard Lee Funeral Home in charge.




Lexie Dolores Stamper Higginbotham (1910-1957) KY

Mrs. Higginbotham Died in Albany

Mrs. Dolores Higginbotham, wife of Mr. Omry Higginbotham of the Union Chapel section, died Tuesday in Albany Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient for about three weeks. She was 47.

In addition to her husband, she leaves two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Ethel Waldren of Cincinnati, Mrs. Dorothy McClain of Gratis, Ohio, and Ralph Stamper of Olive Hill, Ky.

Funeral services are to be held this (Thursday) afternoon at Fairview Church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Mott. Burial will be in the Hadley Cemetery, with Rippetoe Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Edna E. Higginbotham Tucker (1913-1960) KY

Mrs. Jacob Tucker Died Suddenly

Mrs. Edna Tucker, wife of Mr. Jacob Tucker of Route 3, Fonthill, died suddenly on October 7. Her passing was attributed to a heart attack. She was 47 years of age. In addition to her husband, she leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Higginbotham of Wayne Co., five sisters and five brothers, as follows: Mrs. Jessie Williams of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. Dorothy Burton of Medora, Ill., Mrs. Bertha Hunt of Monticello, Mrs. Katherine Kelly of Frazer, Mrs. Barbara Black of Betsy, Earl, Raymond and James Higginbotham of Monticello, and Jackie and Frankie of Betsy, Ky. Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was loved and respected by a large circle of friends, who join the family in mourning her passing. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, October 9, in Indian Hill Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Henry Popplewell. Burial was in Fountain Run Cemetery at Fonthill, with Bernard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Winona (MN) Daily News 04/26/1962

Ed Higginbotham (ca1912-1962) KY

Neighborly Farm Visit Ends in Double Tragedy

HARRODSBURG, KY.,-Farmer Ed Higginbotham ended his visit to a neighbors farm by climbing into his truck, waving so long and driving away.

Behind him lay his host, Allen Woodard, 51, injured when the truck struck him. Woodard's brother, J.C., said the injured man, who later was hospitalized, had been sitting in front of the truck while the men talked and apparently Higginbotham didn't see him there when he left.

Nobody got a chance to tell Higginbotham, 50, of the mishap. He was killed about 20 minutes later when his truck ran off U.S. 68 and overturned Wednesday.



The Corbin, KY Daily Tribune 11/10/1969

Robert Lee Higginbotham (1901-1969) KY

R.L. Higginbotham, 69, Keavy, died Saturday morning at his home.

Surviving him are his wife, Flora Higginbotham; five sons, Daniel Higginbotham, Chester Higginbotham, Joseph Higginbotham and Douglas Higginbotham, Fort Wayne, Ind.; and James Higginbotham, Keavy; five daughters, Mrs. Margie Jones, Mrs. Mary Fields, and Mrs. Carrie Root, Keavy; Mrs. Jean Barton, Corbin; and Mrs. Edna Parman, Cincinnati; 39 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; six brothers, Palestine Higginbotham, Cincinnati; Albert Higginbotham, Apopka, Fla.; Odas Higginbotham, Columbus, Ind.; Oner Higginbotham, Noblesville, Ind.; Onel Higginbotham, Washington; and John Higginbotham, Cicero, Ind.; seven sisters, Mrs. Elsie Baker, Harlan; Mrs. Treecie Gibson, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Mrs. Annie Williams, Florida; Mrs. Oda Reid, Mrs. Ola Hatfield, Mrs. Ethel Marcum and Mrs. Ida Fishner, Cicero, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Zion Church of God at Keavy by the Rev. Henry Bray and the Rev. Randall Lee. Burial will be in the Chappell Cemetery by the Hart Funeral Home.

The body is at the residence at Rt.1, Keavy.




Violet Higginbotham Silvers (1902-1972) KY

Violet Higginbotham Silvers, 69, Ludlow, Ky, died Thursday at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford after an illness of about four months. She was born in Wayne County on April 20, 1902, the daughter of John and Ella Scott Higginbotham, both deceased. She married Reddish Silvers in Oneida, Tennessee on April 23, 1919, and he survives. Other survivors include one son, Claude Edward of Danville, one daughter, Mrs. Johanna Drewry of Ferguson; one sister, Mrs. Zada Peters of Oakland, California, and one grandchild. She was a former resident of Pulaski County, a housewife and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Ludlow. She was a member of the Louisville Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral services were held at the Pulaski Funeral Home Saturday with Rev. Robert Wallace and Rev. L.D. Fisher officiating. Burial was in the Somerset Cemetery.



Corbin Times-Tribune 05/21/1972

Herbert Higginbotham (1900-1972) KY

Herbert Higginbotham, 71, Williamsburg, formerly of Cincinnati, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday at the Williamsburg Clinic.

He is survived by his wife, Lula Higginbotham, Williamsburg; two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Padgett, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Evelyn Duguid, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Zora Jones, Williamsburg; Mrs. Lula Jeffers, Norwood, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth Murphy and Mrs. Mary Wood, Cincinnati; four brothers, Azrie Higginbotham, Williamsburg; Bert Higginbotham, Cincinnati; Roscoe Higginbotham, Loveland, Ohio, and Paul Higginbotham, Norwood, Ohio; seven grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Harold Robinson. Burial will be Monday in the Rest Haven Cemetery in Blue Ash, Ohio.

Friends may call at the funeral home.



The Salt Lake (UT) Tribune 08/16/1972

Bessie Ethel Rees Higginbotham (1895-1972) UT/KY

LOUISVILLE, KY-Bessie Ethel Rees Higginbotham, 76, Louisville, died Aug. 14 of natural causes in a local nursing home. Born Dec. 10, 1895, Spanish Fork, Utah, to Joseph A. and Christine A. Hessel Rees. Married to David Henry Higginbotham March 31, 1920, Salt Lake City; solemnized Salt Lake LDS Temple. He died June 11, 1962. Former resident, Salt Lake City. Survivors: sons, Dr. Robert D., Louisville; Eugene R., Salt Lake City; 2 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Zella Robbins, Lemon Grove, Calif.; Mrs. Esther Loewe, San Francisco. Graveside services Thursday 10 a.m., Salt Lake City Cemetery.



Middlesboro Daily News 03/18/1977

Mrs. Verdie Frazier Higginbotham (1905-1977) KY

Mrs. Verdie Higginbotham, age 71, of Pearl, Ky., passed away March 15, 1977, at the Claiborne County Hospital. She was born April 22, 1903, daughter of the late Isaac Frazier and Rachel Huddleston Frazier.

She is survived by one daughter, Essie Jackson, of Harrogate, Tenn.; three sons, Ray and Claude Higginbotham, both of Frakes, Ky., and Charles E. Higginbotham, of Clairfield, Tenn.; two sisters, Lillie Dixon, of Middlesboro, and Minnie Lambdin, of Chenoa; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 1977, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church at Pearl, Ky., with the Rev. J.L. Thacker and Rev. Elden Hurst officiating. Burial followed in the George Parlin Cemetery at Pearl, Ky.

Pallbearers were R.D. Dixon, Ralph Dixon, Thomas F. Dixon, Herman Maiden, Walter Frazier, and Freddie Frazier.

Cawood Funeral Home was in charge.



Ohio County Times-News 05/05/1977

Willie J. Higginbotham (1907-1977) KY

Willie Higginbotham, 69, of Park City, Kentucky, died Friday, April 29, at the Glasgow Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Loy Higginbotham; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde Martin of Park City; two sons, James H. Higginbotham of Rt. 1, Hartford, and Harvey Higginbotham of Park City; one brother, Claude Higginbotham of Park City; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Saucy of Ava, Missouri and Mrs. Anna Hawkins of Carrollton, Kentucky; and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were Sunday, April 30, at the Waldrop Funeral Home, Park City, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.




Corbin Times-Tribune 05/26/1977

Wesley Palestine Higginbotham (ca1900-1977) KY

Wesley Palestine Higginbotham, 77, Rt. 4 Corbin, died at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday at the SEK Baptist Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Flora Higginbotham; two daughters, Evelyn Bockhorst, Cincinnati, and Anna Leece, Tampa, Fla.; a son, Earl D. Higginbotham, Harrison, Ohio; five step-daughters, Marjorie Janes, Lottie J. Brown and Carrie Root, Corbin; Edna Parham, Batavia, Ohio, and Mary Fields, Milford, Va.; five step-sons, Dave Higginbotham, James Higginbotham, and Doug Higginbotham, Corbin; Chester Higginbotham and Martin J. Higginbotham, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Teresa Higginbotham, Michigan, and Elsie Baker, Harlan.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Vankirk Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Roger Miller. Burial was in the Baltimore Pike Cemetery in Cincinnati.




Eugene E. Higginbotham (1936-1989) IN/KY

Gene Higginbotham, 53, of Campbellsville, son of the late Sam G. Higginbotham and Jennie Gray Higginbotham, born in Marion, Ind., Sept. 12, 1936, died at 8:12 a.m., Friday, Nov. 24, 1989 at Humana Hospital University in Louisville after a sudden illness. He attended the Campbellsville Baptist Church. He was maintenance superintendent for Batesville Casket Company in Campbellsville. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Army. He was awarded two purple hearts, a bronze star, a silver star, and many other decorations and citations. He is survived by his wife, Pat Glasscock Higginbotham, Campbellsville; four daughters and one son, Debbie Shaw of Louisville, Gina Montgomery of Jamestown, Jill and Carol Higginbotham, both of Nancy, Ky., and Donnie Higginbotham of Sedalia, Mo.; two step-daughters, Marsha Benningfield and Melisa Morris, both of Campbellsville; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one brother and one sister, Donnie Higginbotham of Marion, Ind., and Lois Titus of Greenfield, Ind.; several other relatives and many friends. The funeral was held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville with the Dr. James E. Jones officiating. Burial was in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Chuck Arnold, Stanley Gaddie, Albert Swafford, Jacky Arvin, Tim Richardson, Marc Daniels, Lee Rayner and Michael Sullivan.




Zora Ann Higginbotham Jones (1898-1989) KY

Zora Ann Jones, age 91, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, November 28, 1989 at the Williamsburg Nursing Home.

She was the wife of the late James F. Jones, Sr. and a member of the Hayes Creek Church of God.

Survivors include four sons, Clifford Jones of Williamsburg, Charles Jones of Knoxville, Tenn., Orville Jones of Westford, Mass., and James F. Jones Jr. of Louisville; three daughters, Carrie Moore of Williamsburg, Kathryn Work of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jeanette Ellison of Merritt Island, Fla.; two brothers, Azrie Higginbotham of Williamsburg and Paul Higginbotham of Cincinnati; three sisters, Lula Jeffers, Mary Woods and Ruby Murphy, all of Cincinnati; 29 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held December 1 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Oscar Morgan and Rev. Leamon Perry officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg in charge of arrangements.




Alma Joyce Ridner Higginbotham (1945-1990) KY

Alma Joyce Higginbotham, 44, Parkers Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 14, at UK Medical Center, Lexington. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Pleasant Knob Baptist Church with the Revs. Ledford Perry and Roscoe Spradlin officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Knob Cemetery. She was born in Sawyer April 20, 1945, the daughter of Annie Ruth Hicks Ridner and the late Delmer Ridner. She was a housewife. She is preceded in death by her father and a brother, Jeffrey Allen Ridner. Survivors include her husband, Albert E. Higginbotham, Parkers Lake, whom she married Aug. 10, 1962, in Stearns; her children, Johnny Higginbotham, Sawyer; Janice Higginbotham, Timmy Higginbotham, Brenda Higginbotham and James Higginbotham, all of Parkers Lake; five grandchildren; three brothers, Earnest and Jerry Ridner, both of Parkers Lake, and Ranzie Ridner, Sawyer; seven sisters, Lois Vanover, Offie Goodin, Affie Rose, Bonnie Swain, Brenda Perry, Patricia Ridner, all of Parkers Lake, and Lenora Mitchell, Waynesburg. McCreary County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Wayne County Outlook 03/20/1996

Charlie Earl Higginbotham (1911-1996) KY

Charlie Earl Higginbotham, age 84, of Monticello, passed away on Friday, March 15 at the Golden Years Nursing Home. He was born August 19, 1911 in Wayne County to the late James Earl Higginbotham and Eira Dowell Higginbotham. He was a farmer. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles Higginbotham. He is survived by his wife, Oval Barnett; one son, Gary Higginbotham; one daughter, Patricia Roberts; one brother, Raymond Higginbotham; three half brothers, James, Frankie and Jackie Higginbotham; one sister, Dorothy Burton; half sisters, Bertha Hurt, Barbara Black and Kathryn Kelley. Funeral services were held March 17 with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. 



The Times Journal 06/10/1999

Omry D. Higginbotham (1909-1999) KY

Omry D. Higginbotham, 89, of Jamestown died Thursday, May 13, 1999 at his residence.

Born in Jamestown on Oct. 1, 1909, he was the son of Clementine and George Higginbotham, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Higginbotham, in 1985.

Survivors include one son, Alfred Higginbotham of Jamestown; one daughter, Wanda Higginbotham of Russell Springs; one foster son, Clellie Robinson of Jamestown; and one foster daughter, Gale Shepherd of Columbia.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 17 at Fairview Separate Baptist Church.

Pallbearers were deacons of the church.

Interment was in Hadley Cemetery.

H. E. Pruitt Memory Chapel was in charge of arrangements.



Wayne County Outlook 12/30/1999

Alma Jo Higginbotham Keeton (1934-1999) KY

ALMA JO KEETON, 65, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at her home. She was born on August 13, 1934, the daughter of Orville and Georgia Armstrong Higginbotham. Both parents preceded her in death. In March of 1953, she married Billy Keeton, who survives. She is also survived by 1 son Billy Joe Keeton; 3 sisters Thomasine Hailey, Judy Huffaker, and Jetta Fallahzadeh; 3 brothers Billy, Jim and Allen Higginbotham; and 1 grandson. Preceding her in death is 1 son Jeff; and 1 sister Virginia Kable. She had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a faithful member of Elk Springs Valley Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 30, 1999 at the Elk Spring Valley Baptist Church with Brother C. E. Hansford and Brother Stan Stevenson officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Hoyt G. Hickey & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Daily News 06/22/2000

Jimmy W. Higginbotham (1938-2000) KY

Jimmy W. Higginbotham, 62, of Rocky Hill died at 4:35 p.m. June 21, 2000, at The Medical Center. The Edmonson County native was a carpenter, Rocky Hill Fire Department chief and charter member, and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. He was a son of the late Leslie William Higginbotham and Margolene Lyons Higginbotham. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green chapel, with burial in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Rocky Hill Fire Department, c/o Donna Short, P.O. Box 98, Rocky Hill, Ky., 42163. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Lewis Higginbotham; two daughters, Darlene Vincent of Park City and Donna Sue Higginbotham of Rocky Hill; three sisters, Delora Crain and Juanita Pedigo, both of Cave City and Sherry Johnson of Brownsville; and three brothers, Douglas Higginbotham of Alvaton and Phillip Higginbotham and David "Butch" Higginbotham, both of Rocky Hill; a grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.




Rubel L. Higginbotham Sprouse (1919-2001) KY/TX

Rubel L. Sprouse, 82, of Bowling Green died at 4:52 p.m. Dec. 16, 2001, in San Antonio. The Butler County native was a retired Indianapolis Public Library housekeeper and a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late Cullie Belcher Higginbotham and Delbert Higginbotham and wife of the late Grider Sprouse. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Sprouse. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway Avenue chapel, with burial in Highland Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Clark of Bowling Green; a son, Delbert W. Sprouse of San Antonio; a sister, Maple Hightower of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a step granddaughter; four great-stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 



The News-Journal 01/08/2003
Azrie Higginbotham (1912-2003) KY
Azrie Higginbotham, 90, Jellico Creek Community, Williamsburg, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2003 at the Baptist Regional Medical Center, Corbin.
He was a member of the Ryans Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Ruth Jones and husband, Elbert of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Raymond Higginbotham of Williamsburg, Ralph Higginbotham and wife, Betty June of Williamsburg and H.C. Higginbotham of Williamsburg; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Paul Higginbotham of Norwood, Ohio; two sisters, Ruth Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lula Jefferys of Norwood, Ohio; also several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Verlia Meadors Higginbotham and a daughter-in-law, Louise Higginbotham.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 6 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Cox and Rev. Herbert Wells officiating. Burial was in the Jellico Creek Cemetery.



The Winchester Sun Friday, October 15, 2004
Mary Martha Conley Higginbotham (1933-2004) KY/FL

Mary Martha Conley Higginbotham, 71, of Jacksonville, Fla., widow of Melvin Higginbotham, died Wednesday at her home.
A native of Clark County, she was the daughter of the late George Conley and Emma Irvin Conley Bishop. She was postmistress in Florida, a former floral designer and a member of the King's Road Baptist Church, Jacksonville.
Survivors include two sons, George Edwards, Las Vegas, and Kip Edwards, Hilliard, Fla.; four daughters, Linda Radke, South Boardman, Mich.; Sue Kinley, Jacksonville; Judy Swords, Doe Run, Ga., and Faye Hayes, Baxley, Ga.; two sisters, Margaret Spangler and Rebecca Gross, Clark County, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews;
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at King's Road Baptist Church by Rev. Ben Rake, Jacksonville, and Rev. Linville Spangler, Winchester. Burial will be in the Higginbotham Cemetery, Jacksonville.
Friends may call at the church 6-8 p.m. today.
Corey Kerlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Glasgow Daily Times 10/19/2004
Virginia Louise Barbour Higginbotham (1930-2004) KY
Residence: Glasgow KY
Died: Monday, 18 Oct 2004, Hart County Health Care Facility in Horse Cave KY, age 74.
Born: Temple Hill KY
Daughter of the late Delmer Lincoln Barbour and Lula Stringfield Barbour Widow of the late Robert Higginbotham. Member Temple Hill Baptist Church
Survivors: Sister: Mary Jewell Mosby of Deerfield Beach FL Several nieces and nephews Preceded also in death by two brothers and three sisters
Services: 11 am Wednesday, 20 Oct 2004, A F Crow and Son Funeral Home, burial Louisville Memorial Gardens West in Louisville KY



The Advocate-Messenger 08/05/2005

Julia Othean Ross Higginbotham (1919-2005) KY
HARRODSBURG - Julia Othean Higginbotham, 85, died Thursday at Harrodsburg Health Care Center.
Born Aug. 5, 1919, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Addie Lee Oldham Ross.
She was retired from James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital, having worked in the cafeteria. She was a member of Harrodsburg Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Higginbotham and Jerry Higginbotham, both of Harrodsburg; a brother, Loraine Ross of Harrodsburg; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Calvin Runner. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Willisburg.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Nichols, Buddy Shirley, Jackie Freeman, Ryan Owens, Dennis Curtsinger, Ralph Culp and Scotty Anderson.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Saturday.


Lexington Herald-Leader 12/11/2005
James Phillip Higginbotham (1939-2005) KY
MONTICELLO - James Phillip Higginbotham, husband of Phyllis, died Fri. Dec. 9, 2005. Service, 1 pm Tues., Hickey & Son with viewing from 6-8 pm Mon.



The Courier-Journal on 02/13/2006

Iva Lee Greenwell Higginbotham (1909-2006) KY
HIGGINBOTHAM, IVA LEE GREENWELL, 96, of Louisville, formerly of Park City, died Friday, February 10, 2006, at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville. She was a retired housekeeper for Park Mammoth Resort and a member of the Park City Baptist Church. The Bullitt County native was the daughter of the late C. W. Greenwell and Maude Clark Greenwell and the wife of the late Elmer Higginbotham. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Sappenfield Sr. and grandson, Jason Woods. She is survived by one daughter, Jane Sappenfield of Louisville, KY; two sons, Charles Higginbotham and his wife Bobbie of Cary, NC, and Haskel "Pete" Higginbotham and his wife Cloah of Belle Glade, FL; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; close friend, Judy Higginbotham of Horse Cave, KY; several nieces and nephews; and grand nieces and grand nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at the Park City Baptist Church with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, February 13, 2006, and from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at the Patton Funeral Home, Park City Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Park City Baptist Church.


The Courier-Journal 02/26/2006

Opal Poling Mathews Higginbotham (1920-2006) KY/IN
MADISON-Opal (Mathews) Higginbotham, age 85 of Hanover, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2006 at The Waters at Clifty Falls, Madison. Born March 25, 1920 in Ghent, Kentucky, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Olive Shaw Poling, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Leahigh and Mildred Sedam Williams. Mrs. Higginbotham worked as an attendant at Madison State Hospital until moving to Florida in 1961. After moving to Florida she worked at Memorial Hospital in Auburndale, Florida until she retired and moved back to Madison in 1995. She lived in Cross Plains for several years where she and Virginia Minch owned and operated the Cloverfarm General Store. She enjoyed raising all kinds of flowers and was a member of the Cross Plains United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Virgil L. Higginbotham; one daughter, Betty L. Ritchie and her husband Jim, Madison; one son, Charles Mathews and his wife Dottie, Orlando, FL.; one step-daughter, Jamie Bowers and her husband Charles, Middlesbury, FL.; eight grandchildren: James D. Ritchie, Dena Potochny, Mike Ritchie, Charlene Murray, Christine Stinson, Crystal Mathews, Chris Mathews and Catherine Blackwell; four step-grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Contribution cards will be available at the Vail-Holt Funeral Home.


The Courier-Journal 03/19/2006

Ivone Sanders Higginbotham (1930-2006) KY
HIGGINBOTHAM, IVONE S., 75, died Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. She was an inspector with G.E., and was a member of the Eastern Star and the Valley Station Baptist Church. The Edmonson County native was preceded in death by her parents, the late James W. "Wash" Sanders and the late Millie Ling Sanders; and her brother, Willard Sanders. She is survived by her husband, James "J.W." Higginbotham; her son, Jim (Leslie) Higginbotham of Falls of Rough, KY; six nieces; and two nephews. The funeral service will be noon on Monday, March 20, 2006 at the Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel, with a burial in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2006, and after 9 a.m. on Monday.



The Advocate-Messenger 04/10/2006

Jerry Higginbotham (1943-2006) KY
HARRODSBURG - Jerry Higginbotham, 62, of Inman Street, died Saturday at James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital.
Born Nov. 27, 1943, in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Carl and Julia Ross Higginbotham. He was a retired machinist for Universal Fasteners, a member of Harrodsburg Church of Christ and National Rifleman's Association.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Thompson Higginbotham; two daughters, Tammy Higginbotham Nichols of Danville and Carla Higginbotham of Lancaster; a brother, Michael Higginbotham of Harrodsburg; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home by Raymond Castillo. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Higginbotham, Kevin Higginbotham, Paul Harley, Eric Harley, Steve Lyons and Lee Thompson. Honorary pallbearers are Connie Buntain, Bentley Lane, Bruce Cunningham and Lonnie Harley.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Tuesday.


McCreary County Record 05/10/2006

Herbert Louis Higginbotham (1932-2006) KY
Herbert Louis Higginbotham, age 73 years died May 9, 2006 at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 14, 2006 at McCreary County Funeral Home with Rev. Dow Goodin and Rev. Daniel Ridener officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Knob cemetery.

He was born May 24, 1932 at Sawyer, Kentucky the son of the late Ancil and Mary Vanover Higginbotham, and second Mother, Amanda Perry Higginbotham. He was a retired farmer and member of Barterville United Methodist Church. He was an avid coon hunter, fisherman and storyteller. He was a member of Coon Hunters Club and Nicholas County Fish and Game Club.

Survivors include a son, Benny Ray Higginbotham, Mt. Vernon. The surviving sisters and brothers are, Elsie Lutes, Carlisle, Kentucky; Daisy Herrington, Paris, Kentucky; Raymadean Frantz, Sandusky, Ohio; James Luke Perry , Fredericksburg, Virginia; Virgil Higginbotham, Hanover, Indiana; Albert Higginbotham, Parkers Lake, Kentucky; Carlos Higginbotham, Cincinnati, Ohio; Roscoe Higginbotham, Woodbridge, Virginia, and Noah Higginbotham, Jefferson City, Missouri. A very close friend, Nellie Brierly and James Anderson, Carlisle, Kentucky, survives him. Five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive.

A daughter, Norma Jean Higginbotham and his parents precede him in death. The deceased brothers and sisters are, Gracie Higginbotham; Gola Alice Jane Nunley; Elizabeth Hicks; Addie Mae Perry; Archie Leonard Higginbotham; Clifton Leroy Higginbotham; and Clarence Higginbotham.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.




The Courier-Journal 01/08/2007
Melanie A. Linnemann Higginbotham (1981-2007) KY
HIGGINBOTHAM, MELANIE LINNEMANN, 25, of Louisville, died Friday, January 5, 2007 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Kylie Ireland; mother, Wenda Linnemann; sisters, Marni Jones, Malina Johnson, and Glory Linnemann; and her fiance, Monta Ireland. Her funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at J. B. Ratterman & Sons- Southwest, 4832 Cane Run Rd., with burial in St. Stephens Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2p.m. Tuesday.




Lexington Herald-Leader 03/20/2007

Helen L. King Higginbotham (1930-2007) WV/KY (African-American)
HIGGINBOTHAM Helen King, 76, of Lexington, KY passed into eternity on Sat, March 17, 2007 at Meadowbrook Care Center in Cincinnati. She was born April 7, 1930 in Logan, WV. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Betty Hairston King. She resided in Logan until moving to Lexington in 2002. While living in Logan she was a faithful member of St. Phillip's Missionary Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and served in the church missionary circle. In Lexington she united with the Main Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed listening to gospel music, attending family gatherings and backyard gardening. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Petris Higginbotham, four brothers, Ray, William, Leon and Jimmy King; two sisters, Arleen King and Garie Richardson. She leaves to mourn two devoted children, daughter Rena (Charles) Jones of Mason, OH, and son, Thomas Tolliver of Lexington, KY. She is also survived by three sisters, Hester Poole of Joliet, IL, Eyvonne (Murray) Houston of Springfield, OH and Cynthia Culbreath; one brother, Charles (Ida) King of Joliet, IL and a sister-in-law, Barbara King of Columbus, OH. She also leaves one aunt, two uncles and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service Wed, March 21, 2007. Visitation noon until hour of service at Mt. Zion Woodlawn Baptist Church, 40 Coral, Glendale, OH 45246. Arrangements by Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home, 11400 Winton Rd, Forest Park, OH 45240.




Lexington Herald-Leader on 4/26/2007

Jesse Caldwell Higginbotham (1990-2007) KY

Jesse Caldwell Higginbotham, perfect and beloved son of Rebecca Woloch and Jerome Higginbotham, died from injuries sustained in an accident on April 19, 2007. In addition to his parents, Jesse is survived by his grandmother, Dorothy Higginbotham of Murray, KY, as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends both locally and globally throughout the online community. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Harry and LaVerne Woloch. Jesse was 17 years old and a junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar, where a community-wide memorial service will be held on April 29, 2007 from 7-10pm. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to The Jesse Higginbotham Memorial Technology Fund, c/o National City Bank, 1808 Alexandria Drive, Lexington, KY 40504 to benefit the field that Jesse so passionately loved. The purpose of the trust is to advance Jesse's lifelong pursuit of existing and potential technologies to their utmost, regardless of financial resources. In keeping with Jesse's generous spirit, his organs were donated to the Kentucky Organ Donor Association so that he continues to help others.



The Daily Independent 07/27/2007

Farrell E. Higginbotham (1948-2007) OH/KY
Farrell E. Higginbotham, 59, of Catlettsburg, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at his residence.
He was born June 7, 1948, in Ross County, Ohio, the son of the late Ora Johnson and Hazel Collier Echard of Sitka, Ky. Following the untimely passing of his father, Farrell was raised by William and Goldie Higginbotham, both of whom are deceased.
Farrell served our great nation faithfully and honorably during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army, retired after 20 years from FCI in Ashland as a senior officer specialist and was of the Freewill Baptist faith.
Surviving are his loving wife of 37 years, Irma J. King Higginbotham; a son, Bobby Higginbotham and his wife, Anna Jo, of Catlettsburg; two grandsons, Bryce Tennison Perkins and Brett Alan Higginbotham, both of Catlettsburg; and a brother, William James Higginbotham Jr. of Morehead, Ky.
Funeral services for Farrell Higginbotham will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2007, at Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home on Panola Street in Catlettsburg. Pastor Rick May will offer words of comfort. Burial will be in Catlettsburg Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by American Legion Post 93 of Kenova, W.Va.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.



Lexington Herald-Leader 02/09/2008
Wanda F. Higginbotham (1938-2008) KY
JAMESTOWN - Wanda F. Higginbotham, 69, died Feb 7, 2008. Service today 10am at Hadley Cemetery. H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in charge.



Patton Funeral Home 03/02/2008

James W. Higginbotham (1928-2008) KY
J.W. Higginbotham, age 79 of Louisville, passed away Friday, February 29, 2008 in Louisville. He was born July 11, 1928 in Edmonson County to the late Earl and Lillie Frances Higginbotham and married to the late Ivone Sanders Higginbotham. He was a Baptist, World War II Army veteran and past president of the Highland Park Masonic Lodge F&AM. He is survived by one son, Jim Higginbotham (Leslie) of Falls of Rough, KY; one grandson, Brendan Higginbotham of Falls of Rough; two nephews and six nieces. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence and Louis Higginbotham. Services will be officiated by Bro. David Sturgeon with graveside military rites at Evergreen Cemetery.
Visitation:  Monday, March 03, 2008 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM Park City Chapel  Tuesday, March 04, 2008 from 9:00 AM to Park City Chapel
Service: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at 1:00 PM  Park City Chapel



The Courier-Journal 06/10/2008

Hazel Clark Gable Higginbotham (1920-2008) SC/KY

Higginbotham, Hazel Clark Gable Age: 88 Passed Away: 2008-06-09 Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway Avenue Chapel Hazel Clark Gable Higginbotham, 88, of Bowling Green died June 7, 2008, at a Bowling Green nursing home. The Spartanburg, S.C., native was born Jan. 20, 1920. She was an employee of the purchasing department at Western Kentucky University. She was a member of West End Church of Christ, but attended Hillvue Heights Church. She was a daughter of the late James Andrews Clark and Mossie Mae McAbee Clark. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Leon Gable; and her second husband, Morris Higginbotham. She was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Hill; and a brother, James Clark. Funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway Avenue Chapel, with burial at a later date in Chapel Hill. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Survivors include two sons, Terre Gable and his wife, Diane, of Jacksonville, Ala., and Robbie Gable of Bowling Green; a brother, Gene Clark and his wife, Gerri, of Bowling Green; three sisters, Adele Poythress of Mechanicsville, Va., Yvonne Ramage of Bowling Green and Irene Baker and her husband, Frank, of Bowling Green, Va.; two grandchildren, Amber Murrey and her husband, Jason, of Campbellsville and Brandon Gable of Bowling Green; a great-grandson, Blane Murrey; and several nieces and nephews.



Courier-Journal 09/11/2008

Laura Higginbotham Madison (1950-2008) NJ/KY

MADISON, LAURA H., 58, of Cave City, KY, formerly of Okolona, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008. She was the former Laura Higginbotham, a native of New Jersey, a retired packer for Peyton, Inc., a member of the Volunteers of America, Kennedy group home and a parent youth worker at Gethsemane and Cedar Creek Baptist Churches. Mrs. Madison loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her many animals. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Higginbotham Sr.; and a daughter, Deanna May. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Madison; mother, Hester Higginbotham; children, Amy Brown (Jimmie) and Richie May (Allison); stepdaughters, Tammy Perry, Toni Craig and Tonya Jones; sisters, Joyce Lindsey, Janet Patterson, Susan Robinson, Wanda Bader and Charlene Robinson; a brother, Charles Higginbotham Jr.; 20 grandchildren including Zachary, Haley, Dylan, and Hannah Patterson, Kaelin, Olivia, Evan and Aaron May; one great-grandson, Nicholas; and a childhood friend who was like a sister, Jerri Harlow. Her funeral services will be noon Saturday at Arch L. Heady & Son, Okolona, with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday.



Deseret News 10/19/2008

Elizabeth Violet Squires Higginbotham (1922-2008) UT/TX/KY/OH

Elizabeth (Beth) Higginbotham, 85, beloved wife and mother, grandmother, teacher and community organizer, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2008. She was born Elizabeth Violet Squires in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 15, 1922. After graduating from high school, she enlisted in the US Navy during World War II. She married Robert Higginbotham in 1946. Beth graduated from University of Utah and taught kindergarten. The family then moved to Galveston, Texas where she helped to organize one of the first psychiatric kindergartens in the country. Moving to Louisville, Beth became a community organizer and developed the Head Start initiative as well as other programming for young children in the community. She obtained a graduate degree in Community Development in 1971 and taught classes at Jefferson Community College and IU Southeast. She was an active member and past-president of the U of L Women's Club. She and her husband spent the last few years in Columbus, Ohio to be near their daughter and her family. Beth is survived by her husband Bob, brother Larry, children Sheila and Jeff, their spouses Phil and Elisabeth, and grandchildren Chloe, Kelsey and David. Beth was a dear friend to many and her warmth and caring will live on in those of us who loved her. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Cave Hill Cemetery, followed by a gathering at the University of Louisville Club.



Courier Press 10/17/2008
Frances Marie Stewart Higginbotham (ca1953-2008) KY

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Frances Marie Higginbotham, 55, formerly of Madisonville, died Oct. 11, 2008, at Rockcastle Hospital in Mount Vernon. Surviving are son, Alan; daughter, Stacy Little; brother, Wayne Stewart; and sisters, Lois Foreman, Shirley Campbell and Lucille Ash. Graveside services 1 p.m. today at Zion Brick Church Cemetery, burial to follow. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Harris Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



The Wayne County Outlook 10/20/2008

Tina McKinley Higginbotham (1918-2008) KY

Tina "Tiny" Higginbotham, age 90, of Monticello, Ky., passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008 at Wayne County Hospital. She was born August 21, 1918 in Jamestown, Ky., the daughter of the late Zola and Lota (Fox) McKinley. She married Raymond Higginbotham, who survives. She is survived by one son-Ralph (Helen) Higginbotham of Monticello, Ky.; one daughter-Ann (Paul) Guinn of Monticello, Ky.; four grandchildren-David and Danny Higginbotham and Steven and Annette Guinn; two great grandchildren-Kaylee Higginbotham and Kent Guinn; and one sister-Geneva Guinn. She was preceded in death by one infant daughter-Norma Jean Higginbotham; two brothers-Lozier and Raymond McKinley; and two sisters-Lexie McKinley and Katherine Green. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Koger Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Fort Wayne Newspapers 11/19/2008

Joann Louise Sunderland Higginbotham (1940-2008) IN/KY

JOANN LOUISE HIGGINBOTHAM, 67, of Corbin, Ky., died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at Baptist Regional medical Center. Born Dec. 30, 1940, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Roy Delbert and Ruth Lovin Sunderland. She was a factory worker with Sheller Globe, Inc.; a member of Mt. Zion Church of God, Keavy, Ky.; a member of Tops Weight, in Corbin and Fort Wayne; and ran Joann Flowers, in Corbin and Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Chester L. Higginbotham of Corbin; one son, Jon (Deborah) Haas of Coldwater, Mich.; one daughter, Cynthia Linn Imbody of Columbia City; two sisters, Sharon Norvell of Fort Wayne and Deloris Frantz of Columbus, Ohio; four stepsons, Chestle Higginbotham of Huntington, Howard Higginbotham and Ross Higginbotham, both of Fort Wayne, and Teddy Higginbotham of Monroeville; three stepdaughters, Geneva Faye Smith of Indola, Ind., Marcella Higginbotham of Fort Wayne and Charlotte Smith of New Haven; one grandson, Steven J. Imbody of Columbia City; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends - who will mourn her passing. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, with calling from noon until time of service.



The Courier-Journal 12/10/2008

Lila Orena Higginbotham Suratt (1926-2008) KY

SURATT, LILA ORENA, 82, of South Louisville, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at Jewish Hospital. She was the former Lila Orena Higginbotham. She was a native of Cumberland County, KY, a former Sunday school teacher, a former dietary supervisor at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth and a 50 plus year member of Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Suratt; and a son, Ralph Suratt. She is survived by a daughter, Thelma Hughes; a son, James T. Suratt; sisters, Ida Austin and Marie Harrington; a brother, Thomas Higginbotham; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Mrs. Suratt's life will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Southern Home of Arch L. Heady & Son, 3601 Taylor Blvd., with burial to follow in Louisville Memorial Gardens West. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Thursday. Memorial gifts may be made to Kentucky New Horizons.



The Courier-Journal 05/25/2009

Hester W. Lutner Higginbotham (1925-2009) NJ/KY

HIGGINBOTHAM, HESTER W., 83, of Okolona, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2009. She was the former Hester Lutner, a native of New Jersey, a retired housekeeper for Executive West, a member of Meadow Hill Baptist Church and Living Long and Loving It. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Higginbotham Sr.; and a daughter, Laura Madison. She is survived by her children, Joyce Lindsey, Janet Patterson, Susan Robinson, Wanda Bader, Charlene Robinson and Charles Higginbotham Jr.; a sister, Frances Lutner; 15 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service for Mrs. Higginbotham will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Arch L. Heady & Son, Okolona, with burial in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or to Hosparus.



The Evening News / The Tribune 11/16/2009

Edna Brian Higginbotham (1925-2009) KY

Funeral services for Edna B. Higginbotham, 84, of New Albany, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at Seabrook Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes, Oak Street Chapel, New Albany, with private burial. She died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, at Flaget Memorial Hospital, Bardstown, Ky. She was the former Edna Brian, a native of Louisville, a retired telephone operator from the Southern Bell Telephone Company after 32 years of service and a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include her brother, Kenneth Brian and his wife, Juanita; nephews, Gary Brian and his wife, Sue, Kenneth Brian Jr. and his wife, Pam, and Rev. Kevin Brian and his wife, Betsy; and niece, Lisa Dierson and her husband, Dennis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Higginbotham; and her parents, Adrian and Maude Brian. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter.



The Wayne County Outlook 03/29/2010

Phyllis Vire Higginbotham (1942-2010) KY

Nov. 12, 1942-Mar. 26, 2010

Phyllis Vire Higginbotham. age 67, passed away March 26, 2010 at Golden Age Nursing Home after a 32 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born November 12, 1942 in Monticello Ky., to the late Clarence and Virginia Vire. After moving to Mississippi in the early sixties, she married the late James Phillip Higginbotham, also formerly of Monticello, Ky. She lived the majority of her life in Belzoni. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Belzoni. Phyllis was a devout Christian, and loving mother and grandmother. In addition to her parents and husband she is preceded in death by her brother-Dr. Gordon Vire of Columbia Tenn. She is survived by her sisters-Marilynn Morgan of Bronston Ky., and Anita Burch of Nashville Tenn. and daughter-Kim Simcox of Greenwood Miss., a son-Phil Higginbotham of Yazoo City, Miss., and seven grandsons. Funeral services were held Monday March 29, 2010 at the funeral home chapel. Memorial can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, 6350 North Andrew Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hickey and Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



The Courier-Journal 06/13/2010

Robert David Higginbotham (1921-2010) UT/KY

Dr. Robert David Higginbotham died peacefully June 8, 2010. Predeceased by his wife Elizabeth 2008. Survived by his brother Gene, his children Jeff and Sheila, and their families. Robert was born on March 15th, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah to David and Bessie Higginbotham. He spent his early years in Salt Lake, hunting and fishing with his brother Gene. He was a graduate from West High. Robert enlisted and served as a Corporal with the 1st Marine Division during World War II. He fought with his division in the Battles of Guadalcanal, Cape of Gloucester, New Britain, and Peleliu. After returning home to Salt Lake City he married Elizabeth Squires, 1946. Robert received a PhD in Bacteriology from the University of Utah and was honored with the prestigious Lederle Award. He accepted a professorship at the University of Texas Medical School - Galveston in 1958, and quickly ascended the academic ranks obtaining Full Professor within five years. Robert and family moved to Kentucky in 1967 where he was a member of the department of Microbiology at the University of Louisville until his retirement in 1990. During his prodigious career he published over 70 scientific papers and book chapters in the areas of immunology, heparin and inflammation. He mentored many students through their doctoral programs. During his retirement, Robert enjoyed life with his wife, friends, and pets. He gardened and spent time with his children and their families who love and miss him. A celebration of his life will be scheduled for a later date.



Betty Higginbotham Antle (1943-2010) KY

Betty Antle, 67, Russell Springs, died Monday, October 18, 2010 at her home. She was born September 12, 1943 to the late Hollis and Geneva Whittle Higginbotham. She is survived by her husband, Randall Antle, Russell Springs; one daughter, Beverly (Brian) Crow, Russell Springs; one son, Alan Antle, Russell Springs; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Antle was a dietary worker and a member of the Liberty Community Church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Wilson Funeral Home with Bro. David Coffey and Bro. Barry Lawson officiating. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery, Jamestown. Wilson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Lexington Herald-Leader 10/21/2010

William Louis Higginbotham (1937-2010) KY

Born: 11/07/1937 Died: 10/18/2010

William Louis "Bill" Higginbotham, died at home in Campbellsville, Kentucky on Monday, October 18, 2010. Son of the late Georgia and Orville Higginbotham, William was born November 7, 1937 in Monticello, Kentucky. William worked at the former Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis, Indiana for 37 years as a Quality Assurance Engineer. He was married to the former Patricia Mulry of Indianapolis in 1970, who survives. After retiring they moved to the Green River Lake area in Campbellsville where he enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking. Other survivors include a son, William Thomas Higginbotham, 38 of Sebring, Florida, three sisters and a brother, Thomasine Hailey of Indianapolis, Judy Huffaker of Monticello, Kentucky, Jedda Fallahzadeh of Somerset and John Allen Higginbotham of Nashville, Tennessee, brother-in-law Dr. Hossein Fallahzadeh of Somerset, and many beloved nieces and nephews, spouses and children. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer Lynn, 11 years old, two sisters Virginia Kabel and Alma Jo Keeton both of Monticello, and a brother James Phillip Higginbotham of Belzoni, Mississippi. The funeral service will be held 3PM Saturday, October 23 at the Rogers Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Anderson, officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 PM and Saturday from 1 to 3 PM at the Church, burial in the Elk Spring Cemetery.




Maurice Higginbotham Choate (1931-2010) KY

Maurice Higginbotham Choate, 79 years of age, of Cumberland Valley Manor Nursing Home in Burkesville, Kentucky, formerly of Albany, Kentucky, departed this life on Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, at the Clinton County Hospital. She was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on Wednesday June 24th, 1931. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Eura Smith Higginbotham; her husband, Estell Snow Choate; and her sisters, Jamie Lee Fletcher and Ida Victoria Head. She was survived by two sons, Judge D. Jeff (and Robin) Choate of Bronston, Kentucky and Douglas (and Susan) Choate of Somerset, Kentucky; four brothers, Hebert Lyle Higginbotham of Louisville, Kentucky, Cecil Higginbotham of Indianapolis, Indiana, Edwin Higginbotham of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert "Bobby" Higginbotham of Bowling Green, Kentucky; two sisters, Mary Lou Beckham of Indianapolis, Indiana and Jessie Crutchfield of La Follette, Tennessee; and four grandchildren, Dr. Beth Choate of Orono, Maine, Emily (and Calvin) Groves of Lexington, Kentucky, Tyler Choate of Bronston, Kentucky, and Matthew Choate of Somerset, Kentucky. Funeral services were held on Sunday, December 12th, 2010 in the Chapel of Campbell-New Funeral Home in Albany, Kentucky with Bro. Harlan Ogle officiating. The service included special singing by Dr. Carol Peddicord accompanied by Mrs. Marguerite Bertram on the organ and the Walnut Grove Singers. Her pallbearers were, David R. Choate, Greg Head, Calvin Groves, Matthew Choate, Bob Reneau, and Mike Higginbotham. Burial followed in the Albany Cemetery in Clinton County, Kentucky.



Lexington Herald-Leader 12/21/2010

Donna Gayle Thompson Higginbotham (1946-2010) KY

October 29, 1946 - December 20, 2010

Donna Gayle Higginbotham, 64, of Harrodsburg, widow of Jerry Higginbotham died Monday, December 20, 2010 at the James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital. Born October 29, 1946 in Mercer County, Donna was the daughter of the late John T. and Annelle Cosby Thompson. She was an employee of the Gateway Grocery Store, attended the Shakertown Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family. Donna is survived by two daughters: Tammy Higginbotham Nichols of Danville and Carla Higginbotham of Harrodsburg, one brother: Lee (Pam) Thompson of Harrodsburg and two sisters: Ann (Lonnie) Harley and Pam (Steve) Lyons both of Harrodsburg. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Nathan (Brittany) Nichols and Kirsten Nichols, two great grandchildren: Makayla and Makenzie Nichols, two aunts and several cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Alexander & Royalty Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery with Sonny Thompson, Paul Harley, John Michael Lyons, Jordon Lyons, Chris Higginbotham and Kevin Higginbotham serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Harley, John Caroll Spaulding, Steven Reed, Lee Thompson, Lonnie Harley, Stephen Lyons, Nathan Nichols and Michael Higginbotham. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 21, 2010 and after 7:00 A.M. Wednesday until the time of service.



Kentucky Enquirer 05/03/2011

Sheila Dawn Higginbotham (1978-2011) KY


Sheila Dawn, loving mother of Jaden Andrew, beloved daughter of Linda and Paul Higginbotham, cherished sister of Tasha Ayers and Anthony Higginbotham. Sheila, a resident of Pierce Township, passed away April 29, 2011 at the age of 32. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 3 from 6-8 PM at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home in Amelia. Funeral service Wednesday, May 4 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to the Animal Rescue Fund, 1300 W. Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102.



Lexington Herald-Leader 08/26/2011

Chester Louis Higginbotham (1926-2011) KY

Chester L. Higginbotham, age 85, of Corbin, died Monday, August 22, 2011, at Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center in Hazard. He was born in Keavy, Kentucky to the late Robert L. And Flora Gibbs Higginbotham. He was a retired employee of Diesters Inc. and attended Mt. Zion Church of God. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving his country in WWII. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Sunderland Higginbotham; brothers, James Higginbotham and Daniel Higginbotham; and sisters, Margie Tucker, Carey Toot and Lottie Jean Brown. He is survived by his sons, Chesle (Pete) Higginbotham (Jean) of Huntington, Ind., Ross Higginbotham (Barb) of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Teddy Higginbotham (Joy) of Monroeville, Ind.; stepson, John Hass (Deb) of Michigan; daughters, Geneva Faye Smith of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Marcella Higginbotham of Ft. Wayne, Ind, and Charlotte Smith (Donnie) of New Haven, Ind.; stepdaughter, Cynatha Imbody of Huntington, Ind.; sisters, Edna Parman (Gene) of Corbin, and Mary Fields of Corbin; 30 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of family and friends who mourn his passing. The family of Chester L. Higginbotham will receive friends from 11am until the funeral service time at 1pm at Corbin Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Chappelle Cemetery in Laurel County. Pallbearers will be family and friends.




The Times Journal 10/09/2011

Arvilla Higginbotham Garner (1915-2011) KY

Arvilla Garner, age 96, of Russell Springs, died Friday, October 7, 2011, at the Russell County Hospital. Born August 12, 1915 in Russell County, she was a daughter of the late George Higginbotham and Mary Yates Higginbotham. She was the widow of Frank Robert Garner. She was also preceded in death by three daughters, Opal, Ruth Carlene and Ruby; four sisters, Polly, Myrtle, Elsie and Ruby; and one brother, Lester Higginbotham. Mrs. Garner was a homemaker. Survivors include five children, Dorothy Holt of Jamestown, Jo Ann (David) Zimmerman of New Jersey, Ollion Garner of Russell Springs, Bobby Lee Garner of Jamestown, and Carlos (Sharon) Garner of Indiana; special friend, Charlotte Ross of Russell Springs; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews; three sisters, Viola Bunch of Russell Springs, Helen Hadley of Florida and Willie Ruth (Bobby) Freck of Indiana; and one brother, Rester Lee (Ruth) Higginbotham of Russell Springs. The funeral was Monday, October 10, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Kelly Burton, Jr. and Jason Hood officiating. Special music was presented by Amanda Gilbert and Curt Hill. Pallbearers were Jeff Garner, Shannon Garner, Shawn Garner, Bradley Bolin, Bobby Bolin and Timmy Brumley. Burial was in the Dixon Cemetery. Bernard Funeral Home, Russell Springs, was in charge of arrangements.



Lexington Herald-Leader 12/27/2011

William Eugene Higginbotham (1931-2011) KY

Date of Birth: 04/24/1931 Date of Death: 12/25/2011

William Eugene Higginbotham, age 80, of Park Avenue in Irvine passed away Sunday, December 25, 2011, at the Compassionate Care Center after a long illness. He was born April 24, 1931 in Estill County and was the son of the late Hubert Miles and Edith Johnson Higginbotham. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a retired Second Lieutenant with the National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Wisemantown Methodist Church. He had lived in Estill County most of his life. He is survived by: His wife: Rhoda Ann Winn Higginbotham 1 Daughter: Ann Moreland, Irvine 1 Son: Gene Higginbotham & wife, Jamie, Richmond 1 Sister: Janet Prouty, Alabama 4 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 28, 1 PM at the Wisemantown Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Gumm Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 AM Wednesday until service time at the Wisemantown Methodist Church. Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Lexington Herald-Leader 04/14/2012

Rhoda Ann Winn Higginbotham (1931-2012) KY

Date of Birth: 12/29/1931 Date of Death: 03/12/2012

Rhoda Ann Winn Higginbotham, age 80, of Park Avenue in Irvine passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born December 29, 1931 in Irvine and was the daughter of the late John and Eunice Witt Winn. She was a retired music teacher with the Estill County School System and she was a member of the Wisemantown United Methodist Church. She had lived in Estill County most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eugene Higginbotham. She is survived by: Her daughter: Ann Moreland, Irvine Her son: Gene Higginbotham & wife, Jamie, Richmond 4 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren She was preceded in death by her brother, John David Winn. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, March 15, 11 AM at the Wisemantown United Methodist Church by Bro. Greg McClellan, Bro. Raymond Snyder and Bro. Bruce Barrett. Burial will be at the Gumm Cemetery. Friends may call between 6 and 9 PM Wednesday at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home.



The Courier-Journal 09/09/2012

Robbie L. Johnson Higginbotham (ca1930-2012) KY

HIGGINBOTHAM, ROBBIE L., 82, entered into rest on Friday, September 7, 2012 at Norton Audubon Hospital. She had been a housewife and worked as a daycare assistant. Mrs. Higginbotham was a member of the Solid Rock Church of God and a native of Cumberland County, KY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward Higginbotham, Sr.; her parents, Irwin "Bob" and Sally Johnson; brothers, Edward and James Hall Johnson; and a sister, Myrtie Helen Blevins. Mrs. Higginbotham is survived by a son, Ward Higginbotham, Jr.; two brothers, Dickie and John Johnson; five sisters, Jenny DeVoe, Barbara Kirkland, Rosie Spain, Peggy Batio and Judy Daniels. Her funeral services will be on Wednesday, at 2 p.m. at the Arch L. Heady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 8519 Preston Hwy., with interment following in Pennsylvania Run Cemetery. Visitation will on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon-8 p.m.



Lexington Herald-Leader 03/16/2013

Alfred Higginbotham (1929-2013) KY

Alfred Higginbotham, 83, of Jamestown, died Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Russell County Hospital. He was born July 11, 1929 in Russell County to the late Omri & Edna Lawless Higginbotham. He was a former sawmill worker and a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors wife: Reba Maxine Shearer Higginbotham 2 children: Cathy Higginbotham, Richmond, KY; Mitchell (Brenda) Higginbotham, Jamestown 1 grandchild: Stephanie Funeral service for Alfred Higginbotham will be 2 PM. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Friends may call after 5 PM. Saturday and after 10 AM. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial in the Dixon Cemetery. Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.



Lexington Herald-Leader 07/09/2013

Tresia Ellen Hayes Higginbotham (1934-2013) KY

Born: Fri Nov 16, 1934 Died: Mon Jul 8, 2013

Tresia Ellen Higginbotham, 78, died Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Russell County Hospital. She was born November 16, 1934 in Russell County to the late Elford & Letha Bradshaw Hayes. She was a homemaker and a member of the French Valley  United Methodist Church. Preceded in death by her husband, Gwin Dawson Higginbotham Survivors: 2 daughters: Patsy Ann (Rick) Maier, Russell Springs; Vickie Jo (Dan) DeWitt, Lynchburg, VA 4 grandchildren: Jason Maier, Jenifer Maier, Dustin DeWitt, Destiny McGorman 3 sisters: Wanda (Jerry) Sullivan, Russell Springs; Helen Morgan, Florida; Anna Lou Bryant, Russell Springs 1 brother: Garnett (Lenora) Hayes, Russell Springs Graveside service for Tresia Ellen Higginbotham will be 10 AM. Thursday July 11, 2013 at the Russell Springs City Cemetery with Bro. Steve Janes and Bro. Charles Edwards officiating. No public visitation. The family requests memorials to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or French Valley United Methodist church. These can be made at the funeral home. Bernard Funeral Home in Russell Springs in charge of arrangements.



The Courier-Journal 09/29/2013

Edna Burton Higginbotham (ca1929-2013) KY

JAMESTOWN - Edna Higginbotham, age 84, of Jamestown, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Fairoaks Nursing Home. She is survived by: Three Children James Higginbotham (Russell Springs) Don Higginbotham (Jamestown) Kathleen Warriner (Jamestown One Brother Hollis Burton (Franklin, IN) Three Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel with burial in the Russell Springs City Cemetery. Friends may call for visitation after 11:00 a.m. Monday at the H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel in Jamestown.




Raymond Lee Higginbotham (1915-2013) KY

(July 24, 1915 - October 12, 2013)

Raymond Lee Higginbotham, age 98, of Higginbotham Road, widower of Tina Higginbotham, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Jean Waddle Hospice Unit in Somerset. Survivors include a daughter- Ann Guinn; 2 brothers- Jack and Frankie Higginbotham; 3 sisters- Bertha Hurt, Katherine Kelley, and Barbara Black; 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 5-9 pm in the funeral home chapel. Funeral services will be Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the chapel of the Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Church Cemetery.



The Courier-Journal 05/11/2014

Robert Norman Higginbotham (1942-2014) WV/KY

HIGGINBOTHAM, ROBERT N. " BOB," 72, of Louisville, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home. He was retired from Dean Foods. Mr. Higginbotham is survived by wife of 53 years, Rosalie; sons, Bobby, Rick and Mark; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be private.



The Courier-Journal 06/19/2014

Zelma Davis Higginbotham (1924-2014) KY

BURKESVILLE - Higginbotham, Zelma Davis, 89, widow of Conrad Higginbotham, of Louisville, formerly of the Smith Grove Community in Cumberland County, KY and of Albany, KY, passed Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Wesley Manor Health Care Center in Louisville. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ronda and Gary Norris of Louisville; her sisters, Betty Clark of Byrdstown, TN, Eloise Stalcup (Lyle) of Burkesville and Patsy Melton (Roy "Cubby") of Louisville; her grandchildren, Ronald Edward and Karen Norris of Burkesville and James Allen Norris of West Point, KY; and great-grandchildren, Briana Norris, Brittany Norris, Stephanie Norris and Lauren Norris. Funeral services: Friday at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. EST) in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, Burkesville. Burial will be in the Smith Grove Cemetery in Cumberland County. The family will receive friends after noon CST (1 p.m. EST), Thursday, June 19, 2014 until the funeral hour on Friday.



Lexington Herald-Leader 09/18/2014

James Albert Higginbotham (1973-2014) KY

WHITLEY CITY - James “Jamie” Albert Higginbotham, of Whitley City, Kentucky, departed this life at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 16, 2014 being 41 years, 3 months, 19 days old. He was born in Hamilton County, Ohio on May 28, 1973 son of the late Albert and Alma (Ridner) Higginbotham. Jamie was the McCreary County Constable in district one; He was of the Baptist faith; He enjoyed fishing and hunting in his free time, Jamie enjoyed trading on anything of value. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.   Jamie is survived by his wife; Kimberly (Tucker) Higginbotham, three sons; Tyler, Zachary, and Keaton Higginbotham of Whitley City, Kentucky,  Three daughters; Deanna and Matthew Higginbotham of Parkers Lake, Kentucky,  Nakayla and Aireonna Higginbotham of Whitley City, Kentucky, two brothers; Johnny and Teresa Higginbotham of Parkers Lake, Kentucky, Tim and Cindy Higginbotham of Parkers Lake, Kentucky,  two sisters; Janice and Randell Perry of Parkers Lake, Kentucky,  Brenda and Jr. Swain of Parkers Lake, Kentucky, Two Grandchildren Kinley and Hunter Hurd. Funeral Services for Mr. Jamie Higginbotham will be conducted Friday, September 19, 2014 at Pleasant Knob United Baptist Church at 11:00 AM Visitation will be Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the McCreary County Funeral Home. McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Jamie Higginbotham.



Lexington Herald-Leader 01/08/2015

Rester Lee Higginbotham (1930-2014) KY

RUSSELL SPRINGS - Rester Lee Higginbotham, 84, died Wed. Graveside services 1pm Fri at Lawless Cemetery at Freedom. No visitation. Arr. Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral Home Wilson Funeral Home 391 E Steve Wariner Dr Russell Springs, KY 42642 (270) 866-6151. He is survived by his wife, Ina (Lawless) Higginbotham of Russell Springs, KY Rester was born in Russell Springs, Kentucky on May 25, 1930, a son of the late Mary (Judd) and George Higginbotham. He was of Seventh Day Adventist Faith and a Farmer. Rester is also survived by : two daughters, Sandra Leach, of Russell Springs, KY; Sharon Hill, of Russell Springs, KY; and a son, Roger Higginbotham, of Russell Springs, KY. 1 grandson and 1 great-grandson and a host of nieces and nephews also survive along with two sisters, Viola Bunch, of Jamestown, KY; Helen Hadley, of Florida.



The Courier-Journal 07/02/2015

Owen Lee Higginbotham (ca2006-2015) KY

Owen Lee Higginbotham, 9 of Taylorsville died Monday June 29, 2015 due to a vehicle accident in Simpson County. He was a student at Spencer County Elementary School. His survivors include his parents Bert Lee and Dawn Groves Higginbotham; his sister, Taylor Higginbotham; Maternal grandparents, Peggy Groves (Steve Stewart) and Melvin Groves (Judy); paternal grandparents, Bert Higginbotham (Sherry); one aunt, Samantha Harrison(Ben); one uncle, Phillip Groves and several cousins. A memorial services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. At Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Grove Chapel with visitation from 12:00-2:00 p.m. At the funeral home.




John Allen Higginbotham (1941-2015) KY

Visitation Friday from 1 to 3PM Funeral 3PM Friday in the Funeral Home Interment Elk Spring Cemetery. Born June 29, 1941 Died July 4, 2015 John Allen Higginbotham, age 74 was born, June 29, 1941 the son of the late Orville and Georgia Marie Armstrong Higginbotham. He passed away Saturday, July 4th at the Wellspring Health Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is survived by his children: Paige and her husband Adnan Omran, Bradley Higginbotham and his partner Stephen Eadicicco, Tyla and husband Ed Bermudez and Blake and wife Lisa Higginbotham; his grandchildren: Chance Redmond, Zara Bermudez, Grant and Ava Omran and his surviving sisters: Thomasine Hailey, Judy Huffaker and Jedda Fallahzadeh.




Frank Higginbotham (1943-2015) KY

Memorial 1 PM Friday in the Chapel of the Funeral Home Interment Oak Grove Cemetery

Born September 21, 1943 Died August 4, 2015

Frank Higginbotham, age 71, father of Brandy Shelton and Justin Higginbotham, brother of Bertha Hurt, Barbara Black, Kathryn Kelly and Jack Higginbotham, passed away Tuesday evening at the Wayne County Hospital. The funeral service will be 1 PM Friday in the Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Bell officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 Thursday and Friday until the service time.



Courier-Journal 08/22/2015

Jewel Belle Stiff Dowell Higginbotham (ca1930-2015) KY

Higginbotham, Jewel Stiff, (formerly Jewel Belle Dowell), 85, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital with her family by her side. She is predeceased by her first husband, Robert Dowell, Sr. and husband, Marvin Higginbotham and 5 beloved brothers and sisters. Jewell is survived by sons, Robert “Bob” (Kimberley) and Roger Dowell; sister, Mildred Keys; grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth “Beth” (Angie) Hill and Cathy Lynn (Chris) Barrett; and great-granddaughter, Tamberley Elizabeth Barrett. Celebration of Life will be Monday, August 24, 11:00 a.m. at Ratterman Grand Chapels, 4832 Cane Run Road with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Irvington, Kentucky. Visitation will be Sunday, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.




Ida Lavernia Higginbotham Tishner (1937-2016) KY/IN

Ida Lavernia Tishner, age 79, of Cicero, IN died June 29, 2016 at her home. She was born February 1, 1937 in Kentucky to John Crittenden and Nanny Maye (Woods) Higginbotham. Ida was the head chef at Riverview Hospital for many years. Leisure time found her enjoying gardening, reading, camping and interacting with her family. She had a special fondness for animals, especially her furry friends, Reese and Haley. She married Larry Adrian Tishner on December 27, 1954. He preceded her in death April 6th of this year. Also preceding her in death are her parents, brothers: Odas, Onel B., Oner, and John C. Higginbotham, sisters: Oda Reid and Ola Hatfield. Surviving her is a son: Larry Joe (Laura) Tishner of Atlanta, IN, daughters: Joni Warren of Bradenton, FL, and Tammy Ann (Bob) Thomas of Cicero, IN, sister: Ethel Marcum of Cicero, IN, grandchildren: Autumn (Ryan) Azeltine, Andrew (Ashley) Thomas and Amanda (Fiance'-Shaun Arnold) Thomas. Additional survivors include great-grandchildren: Tallon, Trista, Cole and Tinley Azeltine and Gavin Thomas, step granddaughters: Ginny (Joe) Murphy, Michele (Paul) Mattox, step great-grandchildren: Sara, Sam, Evan and Olivia Mattox, Alex, Ana and Sophia Murphy. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN, 46034 with Rev. Neal Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Cicero Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society for Hamilton County, 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B, Noblesville, IN 46060-3621.




Vina Lee Kean Higginbotham (1939-2017) KY

Born: November 24, 1939 Died: January 3, 2017 Location: Franklin, Kentucky

Mrs. Higginbotham was born on November 24, 1939 and passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Mrs. Higginbotham was a resident of Franklin, Kentucky at the time of her passing. She was married to William. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM Friday January 6 2017 and from 6:00 AM until funeral service time on Saturday at Gilbert Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gilbert Funeral Home where services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday January 7 2017 with burial to follow in the Blackjack Cemetery in Simpson Co. KY. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Heart Association.




William Higginbotham (????-2017) KY

Pikeville, Kentucky Dr. Higginbotham passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Dr. Higginbotham was a resident of Pikeville, Kentucky at the time of his passing. He was married to Melissa. Funeral Service: Services for Dr. Higginbotham will be held at the Pikeville United Methodist Church on Saturday April 8 2017 at 11:00 a.m.




Ruth Lewis Higginbotham (1939-2017) KY

Ruth Lewis Higginbotham, 75 of Smiths Grove died Friday, May 26, 2017 at her residence. The Barren County native was a daughter of the late Warner and Maggie Lawrence Lewis and is preceded in death by her husband Jimmy Willis Higginbotham, three brothers, Johnny, Jack and Stanley Lewis; three sisters, Doris Manley, Alene Grimsley, Vera Camp. Ruth was a housewife and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. Her survivors include her two daughters, Darlene Vincent (Danny) and Donna Sue Higginbotham; two grandchildren, Courtney Adwell (Kendell) and McKenzie Vincent; one great grandson, Eli Adwell, one sister, Helen Nicholas; one brother Vecheal “Buddy” Lewis; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel with burial in Rocky Hill Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers family request donations be made to Hardy & Son Funeral Home for funeral expenses.




Sandra Gail Christerson Higginbotham (1952-2017) KY

Sandra Gail Christerson Higginbotham, 65, of Ashley Ave., Springfield, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Signature Colonial Health & Rehab Center in Bardstown. Born March 8, 1952, in Lebanon, she was preceded in death by her mother, Alberta Jones Christerson and a brother, Mark Christerson. She was a music and drama teacher at St. Joseph Elementary School in Bardstown for several years, was a graduate of Campbellsville University with bachelor's and master's degrees in music, English and history. She had also attended Bellarmine University, was a former member of Springfield Woman's Club, a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics, had taught music in her own studio, "No Monkey Business" and was an avid lover of genealogy. She also enjoyed R.V. camping trips with her husband Larry. She was a member of Springfield Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Larry Higginbotham; a son, Brad (Kim) Higginbotham of Hickory, North Carolina; a daughter, Shannon Pokrandt of Pensacola, Florida; her father, Kelly Christerson of Springfield and five grandchildren. Nine nieces and nephews, 16 great-nieces and nephews and one great great-niece also survive. Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home in Springfield with Rev. Jesse Burns, pastor of Springfield Christian Church officiating.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Christerson, Todd Osbourne, Lee Russell, David Issacs, Timothy Basbagill, Derek Russell, Lupe Gaona, Cameron Mason and Steve Wheatley. Hale-Polin-Robinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




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