Pauline Higginbotham Rash, 88, of Orange, died Tuesday, July 19, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Brown of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville and the Rev. Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church of Deweyville.

A Graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, at Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.

Born in San Augustine County, on April 6, 1923, Pauline was the daughter of Sam and Eula Mae (Davis) Higginbotham. She was the mother of 14 children and she worked at Mauriceville school. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, where she worked in the nursery and worked in every Vacation Bible School. She was a wonderful mother, wife, and friend, and she never met a stranger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Thomas Rash; daughters, Frances Ann Rash Hanks and LaVerne Rash; and son, Paul James Rash.

Pauline is survived by her daughters, Mona Rae Lindemann, Annie Mae Rogers, Bettie Marie Rogers, Carolyn Ann Ratcliff, and Donna Kaye Merriman, all of Mauriceville, Polly Ann Roy and Christine Broussard of Orange; and sons, Thomas Ray Rash, Jerry Wayne Rash, and James Earl Rash, all of Mauriceville.

She is also survived by 26 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Calk; brothers, Sam Higginbotham, Floyd Higginbotham, Joe Higginbotham; and sisters, Dorothy Kelley, Peggy Shannon, and Katherine McCauley.