Van Alstyne Leader
July 25, 1958
Funeral services for William Wellington Higginbotham
were held in the First Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30, conducted
by Rev. Robt. E. Jenkins of Dallas and Rev. A. W. Blaion of Sherman. Pallbearers
were Less Clack, John West, Jim Christian, Carl Schooling, Nurvel Henry
and Jim Chitty. Interment was in the Van Alstyne City Cemetery. Waldo Funeral
Home of Sherman directed.
Mr. Higginbotham was born on Nov. 19, 1883, in Albany,
Kentucky, a son of the late Crawford and Martha Paige Higginbotham. He
was united in marriage with Miss Willie Tunberville in 1910 in Van Alstyne.
He came to Grayson County with his parents when 6 years old, and settled
in Van Alstyne. He had lived and farmed in this area until retiring 11
years ago and moving to Dallas on account of ill health. He passed away
in a Dallas hospital last Thursday at 2:50 a.m. after a 2-1/2 year illness.
He was a member of the Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons,
James and Van Keith Higginbotham of Dallas, Weldon Higginbotham of Hiedelberg,
Miss., and Dan Higginbotham with the U. S. Air Force, stationed at Fort
Worth; by 3 daughters, Mrs. Buster Konkle and Mrs. Arthur Schooling, both
of Dallas, and Mrs. Raymond Node of Sherman; by one brother, Reno Higginbotham
of Whiterock, Texas; by two sisters, Mrs. Grover Stuteville of Whitewright,
and Mrs. Jack Reeves of Dallas; by 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren
and a number of nieces and nephews.