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C. L. (Lee) Higginbotham
Scot Ward Funeral Services
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Mr. Joseph Cabell Lee Higginbotham, age 90 of Conyers, GA, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Norton Higginbotham.  Mr. Higginbotham was born on October 5, 1920 in Montvale, VA.  He was the son of Raymond Clyde Higginbotham and Katie Lee Wright Higginbotham.  He proudly served with the United States Army Air Force 326th Aircrew, 104th Infantry and the 414th Division (Timberwolf) from 1942 - 1946.  He left the service with the rank of Corporal, which he became in 1943.  After working 37 years with Southern Railway in Atlanta, he worked at Winn Dixie on Sigman Road for 16 years.  Mr. Higginbotham is survived by his son, Kenny Mike Higginbotham, Conyers, GA; daughters and son-in-law, Debra Ellerbee, Conyers, GA, Vickie and Kenneth Richardson, Social Circle, GA; grandchildren, Joe and Codie Richardson, Social Circle, GA, Tyler Higginbotham, Tuscaloosa, AL, Hunter Ellerbee, Conyers, GA; great-grandchildren, Alexa, Halie, Caleb Richardson, Social Circle, GA; sister, Virginia Daniel, Mableton, GA; many nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Scot Ward's Green Meadow Chapel with Rev. Mark George officiating; interment will follow at Green Meadow Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 3 until 5 p.m. at the funeral home.  "As you go through life you hear of all the people saying how they don't get along with their spouse's parents.  I'm here to tell you now, that nothing could be further from the truth.  Maybe I'm just one of the lucky ones that married into a loving and caring family.  Some of my greatest memories is with Lee and Cat camping in Pigeon Forge.  Lee and Cat made everywhere we went a wonderful adventure.  I loved it when Lee would carry Cat's purse.  He said it was the only time he got to carry the money.  I know right now Lee has Cat's purse over his shoulder.  He always had funny little things he did just to get a laugh.  God blessed me when I married Vickie.  Not only did I get the best wife in the world, I also got the best mother-in-law and father-in-law in the world.  I will always have them in my heart.  Until I see you in heaven. Love, Ken." Condolences may be submitted on-line at  Scot Ward Funeral Services, 699 American Legion Road, Conyers, GA 30012, 770-483-7216.