Death Notices

Obituaries for Thursday, August 3, 2000

Robert K. Ellis

GREENWOOD – Robert K. Ellis, age 65, died Wednesday, August 2 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Mr. Ellis worked as a Crew Chief at Farrish Gravel Company for 21 years and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Services will be held Friday, August 4 at 2 p.m. at Williams & Lord Chapel with Rev. Tommy Williamson officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive in Carroll County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 Thursday, August 3 at the funeral home.

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife – Earline Ellis of Greenwood; a son – Kenny Ellis of Greenwood; two daughters – Debbie Mims of Carrollton and Sherrie Ellis of Greenwood; one sister – Margaret Robertson of Greenwood; one brother – Walter Ellis of Sidon; and 4 Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Casey Ellis.

Pallbearers will be Harvey “Bo” Ellis, Percy Daves, Earl “Bud” Daves, William Jeffries, Malcolm Wiltshire, and Alvin Wiltshire.

Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

W. E. Higginbotham

COFFEEVILLE – W. E. Higginbotham, age 79, died Tuesday, August 1 at Beverly Health.

Mr. Higginbotham was a retired carpenter, an Army veteran and a member of Sherman Baptist Church.

Services were held Thursday, August 3 at 10 a.m. at Sherman Baptist Church with Rev. Forrest Poindexter officiating. Burial will be in Raper’s Chapel Cemetery in Bruce.

Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his wife – Lima Higginbotham of Coffeeville; a daughter – Martha Kay Hall of West Monroe, LA; a step-daughter – Myrtice Scott of Tacoma, WA; three sons – John Everette Higginbotham, E. J. Higginbotham both of Walker, LA, and Billy Ronnie Higginbotham of Longview, TX; six stepsons – Bobby Joe Kemp of Tennessee, Billy Edd Kemp of Coffeeville, John Kemp of Calhoun City, Calvin Kemp of Tennessee, Preston Kemp and Jeff Kemp both of Houston; two sisters – Lola Mae Collins of Bruce and Evelyn DiMeelio of San Diego, CA; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons – Kenneth Paul Higginbotham and Robert Earl Higginbotham; one daughter – Nina Elizabeth Higginbotham; his parents – Melvin S. Higginbotham and Clara Mabel Chandler Higginbotham; and his first wife – Eva Marie Higginbotham.

Pryor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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