HOUSTON – Mary Ruth Walls Higginbotham, 85, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was born December 18, 1927, in Vardaman to Albert Franklin Walls and Minitia Ethel Burgess Walls.
She was a homemaker and a farmer. She was a member of Thorn Church of God.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Houston Funeral Home in Houston, with Bro. Arnold Amason and Bro. Frank Samples officiating. Burial will follow at Ellzey Cemetery in Vardaman. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her daughter, Betty and Bobby Holder of Houston; her sons, Danny Higginbotham of Houston, Jimmy and Linda Higginbotham of Houston; her sister, Tarlene Thompson of Amory; her sister-in-law, Zelda Walls of Houlka; her grandchildren, Alisha Holder, Chris and Alisha Higginbotham, Brad Higginbotham, Jennifer and Josh Chandler, Cory Higginbotham; her great-grandchildren, Carlie Higginbotham, Taylor Higginbotham, Brodie Chandler, Mary Ella Chandler, James William Higginbotham, Griffin Higginbotham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Higginbotham on Dec. 8, 1996, her parents, and her brothers, Arlis Walls and L. H. “Gus” Walls.
Pallbearers are Shawn Carter, Dennis Washington, Danny Suggs, Brad Higginbotham, Chris Higginbotham, Cory Higginbotham.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 7, 2013, from 2 p.m. until service time at Houston Funeral Home.
Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com .