Monday, February 28, 2011

Gilbert Higginbotham

Mr. Gilbert Higginbotham
BORN: June 14, 1930
DIED: February 28, 2011
LOCATION: Louisville, MS
Mr. Gilbert Higginbotham, 80, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011, at Winston Medical Center in Louisville, Mississippi. Visitation will be at Butler Pentecostal Church in Noxubee County, on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at Butler Pentecostal Church with Rev. Gerald Butler and Rev. Allen Eaves officiating. Interment will follow in Butler Cemetery in Shuqualak, Mississippi. He was born June 14, 1930, to Johnny T. and Flora Butler Higginbotham. Mr. Higginbotham, a retired logger, was a member of the Butler Pentecostal Church. During World War II, he answered the call to serve his country in the U. S. Army.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Collins Higginbotham of Louisville, Mississippi; one daughter, Carolyn Rogers of Brandon, Mississippi; one son, Laverne Collins of Houston, Mississippi; one sister, Virginia Vernon and one brother, Reg Higginbotham both of Shuqualak, Mississippi; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny T. and Flora Butler Higginbotham and a brother, Lamar Higginbotham.

Pallbearers will be Robert Higginbotham, Wayne Eaves, Billy Rogers, Randy Martin, Ronnie Higginbotham, and John David Higginbotham. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, Mississippi, is handling local arrangements.