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Higginbotham, Hallie Leone Ferguson

Higginbotham, Nelson & Loene Higginbotham

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Born: November 18, 1917 Speegleville, McLennan County, Texas

Died: January 10, 2008 Waco, McLennan County, Texas

Samuel Benjamin Ferguson (1893 – 1972)
Hannah Alice Grayson Ferguson (1895 – 1965)

Nelson Higginbotham (1912 – 1993)

Hallie Leone Higginbotham, 90, of China Spring, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2008. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 14, at China Spring United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Grant officiating. Burial will follow at China Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 14, at China Spring United Methodist Church.

She was born in Speegleville, Texas, to the late S. B. Ferguson and Alice Grayson Ferguson, the youngest of three children. On December 15, 1934 she married Nelson Higginbotham and moved with her husband to various Texas cities during his tenure with the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he retired as a Lieutenant after 40 years of service. Upon retirement they returned to the Higginbotham family farm near China Spring where she resided for many years before her passing. Loene was active until shortly before her death in the China Spring Civic Club and the China Spring United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of over 59 years; and her brothers, Wallace Ferguson and Telford Ferguson.

She is survived by her only son, Judge Don Higginbotham and his wife, Debby, of Georgetown, Texas; several cousins and many dear friends.