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“To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Shirley Fowler - Charleston, WV

“Rest in peace my granddaughter LOVE YOU GRANDMA MAYNARD ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Thelma Maynard - Charleston, WV

“Uncle Ray Ray, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray God gives you strength and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Marilyn Ratliff - Charleston, WV

“Ray, Shawn and family. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure April is resting now and in a better place. I'll always remember April as such...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Ed and Allison McComas - WV

“Prayers continue for you all. ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Maureen Lewis - Wellstone, OH

“To Kathy and Ms. Toots,You will be in my prayers for the loss of April. Put your faith in God for the strength you will need in the days ahead. If it...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Clara Brisendine - Charleston, WV

“To Kathy and Ms. Toots,You will be in my prayers for the loss of April. Put your faith in God for the strength you will need in the days ahead. If it...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Clara Brisendine - Charleston, WV

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about your death. May we find comfort and peace in the special memories we all hold close to our...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Stefanie - Charleston, WV

“Kathy I am so sorry for you and for Dave I know he has been with you through all of this. There are no words that can comfort or heal. Just hand on...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Patty Taylor - charleston, WV

“I will remember April for her wonderful smile. It was a pleasure to have been her cheerleading coach and friend. Prayers to her family. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Ruth Meadows - Marmet, WV

“April was one of the sweetest, purest, most kind hearted people I know. #RIP ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Threece - Indianapolis, IN

“April was a very nice person, very bright and an excellent cheerleader. April was in many of my classes at Horace Mann and Capital. She will be...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Jeremy Brannon - Charleston, WV

“I didn't know April well. I knew how much she meant to Rachel though. I am Josh's cousin. The fews times I did talk to April I went to her and Dustys...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Jennifer Leonard - Jackson, OH

“There are just no words to describe how this feels. I'm still in total shock. April was the sweetest girl in the world. She was there for me several...Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: Sara Ferrell (Adkins) - WV

“I remember when April first came to Wellston. I always loved her accent and pride in her West Virginia roots. We became very close over the years...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: G. W. Mapes - Wellston, OH

“You were a good friend to me growing up with a beautiful soul and you will be truly missed.. I love you APRIL #RIH ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Jessica Pratt - Charleston, WV

“Rest peacefully April. You have wings now and will watch over your children and family from above now. Know that they will be given love and support...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Wendy Spires - Family

“You always had the most beautiful smile, I'll never forget you my dear friend ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Andrew Dawson - Charleston, WV

“We didn't see eye to eye, but there was still times that are to be remembered and that I'll never forget. I'm so sorry that this happened to you....Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: - OH

“Rest in Heavenly Peace Sweet April ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Vickie Walker - Charleston, WV

“TOO many to write!!!!! we grew up in Kanawha city together. you well be missed!!! RIP my dear friend. I well cherish all the times we had together....Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Eric Proctor - Las Vegas, NV

“I knew April from the time she was a little girl in grade school I have so many many fond memories of her and my kids growing up, watching her grow...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Proctor - Carolina Beach, NC

“You were such a sweet soul. I had some of the best times in my life with you. My heart is so heavy. Instead of praying for your healing now I will...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Ginger Sweat - Milton, WV

“Prayers for all at this time, Heaven has gained another angel, you still have your memories that can never be erased, hold onto these forever. Love...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Teresa Adkins - Inverness, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you rest high on that mountain,and peace be with you. ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Dave & Tami Wittkamp - Jackson, OH

“May God's loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms 29:11 ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: A friend


April R. Higginbotham, age 35, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017. She was born August 14, 1981 in Charleston, West Virginia. April was a 1999 graduate of Wellston High School and held an Associate's Degree from Rio Grande University. She enjoyed bowling, taking part in her daughter's gymnastic activities and spending time with her family and friends. April is survived by her father, Emanuel Ray Higginbotham; mother, Kathy Maynard; fiance, Dusty Fultz; daughter, Kensley Fultz, age 6; step-son, Talan Fultz, age 10; grandmother, Mamaw Thelma Maynard, along with several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston with Pastor Jim Eberts officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the memorial service. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com.