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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, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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