Monday, January 4, 2021

Carol Faye Pruitt

Carol Faye Pruitt, 67, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at the Elderly Care Center in Macon, Mississippi. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, January 7 in the Nowell-Massey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Horton officiating. Visitation will be the day of the service from 1 p.m. until service time at Nowell-Massey Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow the service in Mashulaville Cemetery in Mashulaville, Mississippi.

Carol Faye was born August 19, 1953, to Clarence Odell and Myrtice Syrine Higginbotham in Noxubee County. She attended Westside Baptist Church until it was closed. Carol Faye was a nurse for many years at Noxubee General Hospital and later was the owner of the Elderly Care Center in Macon. She loved to travel especially during the Christmas season to see Christmas lights. She also enjoyed listening to country music, watching her television shows, and reading.

Carol Faye is survived by two sons Charles Higginbotham and Joseph Pruitt and wife Sara all of Macon. One of her greatest joys was being “Mimi” to her grandchildren: Luke, Adalee Rae, and Waylon Pruitt and Preston and Payton Higginbotham. She is also survived by two brothers Larry (Carolyn) Higginbotham of Macon and Raymond (Sharon) Higginbotham of Waskom, Texas; and two nephews Chris (Leah) Higginbotham of Meridian, Mississippi, and Christopher (Dana) Merritt and their children Blake, Kaylee, Allie Brooke, and Jax all of Waskom. She also leaves behind special friends Nancy Ashford, Ruby Harmon, and Lisa and Mike Eades; as well as her loving nieces, nephews, and friends. Carol Faye was preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to our family friend and her nurse, Railey Wheeler of Starkville, Mississippi, for so lovingly caring for Carol Faye. Your loving care helped us through a difficult time.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles Higginbotham, Joseph Pruitt, Preston Higginbotham, Luke Pruitt, Taft Baker, and Jacob Gilbert. Memorials in honor of Carol Faye may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

Services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at