James M. Higginbotham, Sr.
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GRANVILLE: A gathering of family and friends for James M. Higginbotham, 84, of Granville, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark. A burial will be held at Dolly Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, S.C.
James, a retired senior research associate for Owens Corning, went home to be with the Lord on May 5, 2014, at Licking Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his wife, children and family. He was born December 20, 1929, in Iva S.C., to the late Dock and Lucy (Turner) Higginbotham.
James was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Heath Baptist Church and Newark Masonic Lodge #97.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Clara (Hill) Higginbotham; children, Melva (Jim) Muir of Newark, James (Beverly) Higginbotham, Jr. of Granville, and Tracy (Laura) Higginbotham of Galena; siblings, Dorothy Simpson, Ed (Sarah) Higginbotham, Alice (Curtis) Brown, Randy (Susie) Higginbotham, Jimmy (Nancy) Higginbotham, and Carolyn Cromer all of S.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer Wright of FL, Christopher Wright of Newark, Angela Higginbotham of CA, Alisha (Greg) Schiltz of N.C., Amanda (Nathan) Warner of Mt. Vernon, Clay, Collin, and Addison Higginbotham all of Galena, and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mike Higginbotham.
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Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home
985 North 21st Street Newark, OH 43055
Published in the Advocate on May 7, 2014