Wilma Marie Higginbothom, 65, daughter of Wilford and M. Hazel Williams Decker, was born June 13, 1938, at Kinderpost. She died April 20, 2004, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston. She accepted the Lord as her savior early in life at her grandmother’s knees. She attended the one-room school at Mooney Hollow and graduated from Licking High School in 1957. After high school, she moved to Carthage and was a bookkeeper. Her daughter was born in 1961. In 1963, Mrs. Higgginbothom and her family moved to California, where she managed the Edwards Theatre for the next 30 years and attended the Sonlight Chapel. She married Adrian Higginbothom May 14, 1977. She later moved back to Missouri and attended Faith Fellowship. She had many friends and returned several times to California for women’s retreats. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and an infant granddaughter. Surviving are her daughter, Patsy; adopted son, Mathew McCubbin; three stepdaughters, Cathy, Jo Evelyn and Christina; two sisters, Mary Ebert and Sharon Russell; one brother, Lindall Decker; two grandsons, two great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Services were April 23 at Faith Fellowship. Burial was in the Craddock Cemetery at Licking under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston. “

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