Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Clarence O. Higginbotham

Mr. Clarence Odell “Papaw” Higginbotham, 90, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Noxubee General Hospital in Macon, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 21st, at Mashulaville Baptist Church, with Rev. John Burkes officiating. Visitation will be at Mashulaville Baptist Church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Higginbotham was born April 7, 1924, in Neshoba County, MS. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for the Mississippi State Highway Department; and he ministered at the Noxubee County Jail for 40 years, missing only seven Sundays during that time. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and was a member of Westside Baptist Church in Macon.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtis Ray Higginbotham; his parents, Minnie and Walter Higginbotham; and one sister, Mae Arledge.

He is survived by two sons, Larry Higginbotham of Mashulaville, MS, and Raymond Higginbotham of Waskom, TX; a daughter, Carol Pruitt of Macon, MS; a sister, Gladys Kelley of Sebastopol, MS; a brother, Hubert Higginbotham of Philadelphia, MS; eight grandchildren, and twelve great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Michael Higginbotham, Joseph Pruitt, Chris McCullough, Les Hailey, Taft Baker, Robert Hall, Christopher Merritt, and James Pruitt.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,