Spring Membership Meeting 4/17/18

New Hope Improvement Assoc.

Spring Membership Meeting

Tuesday April 17 at 7 p.m.
NHIA building
4014 Whitfield Rd.

Topics include:

  • a review of the fun events held already this year including the April picnic at Blackwood Farm Park
  • planned events for the summer and fall
  • plan a work day to install fencing this spring  and new landscaping this fall
  • ascertain interest in a local history talk, presentations by community members on new businesses, and other topics of interest
  • reminder about the use of this building as Patterson Precinct polling place
Dessert will be provided.  Come meet your neighbors and help us plan events that interest the New Hope community.

Blackwood Farm Park 3/17/18

Have you seen the Blackwood Farm Park sign on Highway 86 (just past the New Hope Church Road intersection)?  On Saturday, March 17th, from 11am till 2pm, the New Hope Improvement Association is hosting a picnic and a walk around the pond at the farm.  Come see what the Blackwood Farm Park is all about.  Please RSVP at http://evite.me/VxwYZzf7SQ if you are going to come, so that we can make sure there is enough food and drinks for everyone!

Gary Higginbotham Obituary

Gary Dale Higginbotham, 66, of Durham, NC (formally of Wyatt, WV) passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He was born in Falsom, WV. Gary was the son of the late Ross Higginbotham and Glenna Marie Weekly Higginbotham.

On February 14, 2004, he married his sweetheart, Carolyn Spinks Higginbotham, who survives him. He is also survived by his children: Carrie Ann McDougal and husband, Chad of Fairmont, WV and grandchildren Emily, Spencer and Anna; Charles Higginbotham and wife, Stacey of New Caney, TX and grandson Logan; Joe Spinks and wife, Sherri, of Hillsborough, NC and grandsons Dale (Clair) and Gray; Crissy King and husband, David, of Mebane, NC and fur baby, Sammy. Mr. Higginbotham is also survived by his brother Ross Higginbotham Jr. (Ruth), sisters Libby Fluharty, Joyce Sickles, Sue Liggett (George), Betty Cain (Gene), Katy Gump, Debbie Lou Liggett (Jim), and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by brothers Eugene Kuhens, Sanford Kuhens, Byron Higginbotham, and Henry Higginbotham.

He was dedicated to his family and work at University Ford of Durham. He enjoyed cooking and watching UNC sports.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 6-8pm at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Higginbotham’s memory to The American Heart Association: 4217 Park Place Court , Glen Allen, VA 23060- 9979.