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Marvin E. Higginbotham, Jr.

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Mr. Marvin E. Higginbotham, Jr., age 86 of Ruston, LA and affectionately known as Bud, passed away August 6 ,2011. He was born in Waterproof, LA on October 31, 1924.

Bud graduated from Waterproof High School and LA Tech University. He joined the United States Navy during World War II and served honorably until September 9, 1946. Mr. Higginbotham worked for the Department of Vocation Rehabilitation until his retirement and was a member of St. Joseph-Tensas Lodge #309 F&AM. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin E. Higginbotham, Sr. and Louise Seaman Higginbotham.

Bud is survived by his wife Mary Lancaster Higginbotham; a son, John H. Laughlin, Jr. and wife Faith and great grandson Will, all of Roxie, MS; brother and sister in law, Scotty and Betty Lou Robertson of Ruston, LA; sister in law, Edna “Tut” Lancaster, of St. Joseph, LA and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Miller, Mike Chennault, Rob Lancaster, Mack Lancaster, Bob Seaman, Davide Seaman, and Patrick Daniel. Honorary pallbearers will be Colin Seaman and Trinity United Methodist Church R.O.M.E.O. group.

The visitation will be held Monday August 8, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Burkhalter Chapel from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM with Reverends Rolly Walker, Doug McGuire and Jerry Hilbun officiating. Bob Seaman will present the eulogy. Graveside services will be at 4:30 PM in the Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, MS under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, Methodist Children’s Home, Louisiana Tech Foundation or the charity of your choice. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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