Mrs. Blanche Marie (Bilbrey) Higginbotham, of Pall Mall, Tennessee, passed away Friday, December 16, 2022 at her residence in Pickett County, Tennessee having attained the age of 87 years, 10 months & 13 days. She was born on Sunday, February 03, 1935 in the Chanute Community of Pickett County, Tennessee the daughter of Reece Edgar and Lillie Dale (Guffey) Bilbrey. She was a Christian woman, member of Williams Chapel Church, and was an employee of Toyland Express as a Child Care worker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Erskine Higginbotham, whom she wed on Saturday, March 24, 1956, siblings, Mossie McClain, Ray Bilbrey, Ruth William, Ralph Bilbrey, Herman Bilbrey, Glen Dale Bilbrey, Alice Peterec, Major Bilbrey, two infant brothers.
She is survived by her children, Ronda (& Clayton) Phares of Pall Mall, Tennessee, Daniel “Danny” Higginbotham of Byrdstown, Tennessee, Mary (& Brian) DelNegro of Ft. Myers, Florida, sister, Rita Garrett of Monroe, Tennessee, grandchildren, Felicia Roberts, Tiffany Phares, Lauren Higginbotham, Daniel Higginbotham, Robert Tyler Brooks, Hannah DelNegro, Shyann DelNegro, great-grandchildren, Isaac Brown, Isabella Brown, Ilyssa Woolbright, Israel Woolbright, Landen Crouch, Jessie Giliam, Brody Lambert, Benjamin McQuery, Bailey McQuery, Aire Rose Murray along with many other family members and friends.
The Funeral Service was conducted on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Williams Chapel Community Church in Byrdstown, Tennessee with Bro. Andy Cope, and Bro. Gary Cash officiating. Casket bearers were Billy Garrett, John Roberts, Daniel Higginbotham, Jr., Landen Crouch, Isaac Brown. Burial was in the Campbell Cemetery in Pickett County, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to the Gideons International.
Campbell-New Funeral Home in Albany, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of arrangements.