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Olivia Higginbotham

March 5, 2013 by Connor Schmid

Born: 
Sunday, March 19, 1916
Died: 
Monday, February 25, 2013
Services: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 11:00am
Location: 
First Baptist Church of Carrollton
Other Arrangements: 
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home

Olivia Higginbotham
Olivia Dru Higginbotham was born March 19, 1916, in Fort Worth, daughter of the late Henry Thomas and Dru Manire Allen. She married Rufus Lee Higginbotham in Pampa, where they began their life together, on July 7, 1937. Olivia lived in Farmers Branch for 40 years prior to moving to Weatherford in 2006. She made her career in the school annual department at Taylor Publishing Co. and retired after many years of dedicated service.
Olivia was a member of First Baptist Church of Carrollton from 1965 to 2010, where her mother was also a member. Most recently, Olivia was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. She loved to read her Bible daily.
Olivia was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Lee Higginbotham, on Feb. 11, 1997; a daughter, Myrna Sue Beavers; her parents; sisters, Lucy Sweeny and Opal Gilmore; and brothers, Cebe Allen, Ira Allen, Houston Allen and Louis Allen.
Survivors: Son, Jerry Higginbotham of Bonham; daughters, Nancy Boykin of Granbury and Linda Murdock of Weatherford; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Henry Higgins of Carrollton; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, friends and church family.

Sports Calendar

Monday, December 29

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Moritz Auto Group Holiday Classic, Aledo

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fibermax Caprock Classic, Lubbock

Friday, January 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Maypearl at Aledo High School, A 4:00 pm and JV 5:30 pm.

Saturday, January 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua/Cleburne (Dark) at Cleburne, B 12:00 pm.

  • Aledo Soccer Alumni Game at Bearcat Stadium, Ladycats 12:00 pm and Bearcats 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, January 6

  • Aledo Bearcats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:00 pm, Freshmen 6:30 pm and Varsity 8:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats at Boswell, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm.

Thursday, January 8

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Waxahachie 287 Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats vs The Colony at Waxahachie Tournament, 7:30 pm. January 9 & 10 opponenet and time TBA.

  • Aledo Middle School Ladycats at Brewer. 7th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th Grade C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats vs Brewer Middle School. 7th at Aledo Gym 1, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. 8th at Aledo MPC, C 5:00 pm, B 6:00 pm and A 7:00 pm. *District Game

Friday, January 9

  • Aledo Middle School Bearcats 7th & 8th A at Azle Junior High School Tournament.

  • Aledo Bearcat JV at Keller Timber Creek Tourny

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Everman at Aledo High School, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm and A 8:00 pm. *District Game

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