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Larry James Hightower
1942-2017

Larry passed away from complications of Mesothelioma on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his residence. He was born on August 07, 1942 in Carrollton, Georgia to the late Alton Hightower and Myrtice Hammond Hightower. He was a 1959 Bowdon High School graduate, served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Vesuvius AE-15 between 1959-1966 and retired from AT&T after many years of service. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and loved to BBQ with family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Hightower; niece, Faye Hightower Burel; and nephew, Brandon Hyatt.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Hightower of Carrollton; son, David and Angie Hightower of Villa Rica; daughter, Amy and Gregory Byrd of Villa Rica; brother, Derrell and Lillian Hightower of Marietta; Brother, Weems and Sharlene Hightower of Carrollton; sister, Diane and Billy Hyatt of Carrollton; grandchildren, Elizabeth Adams, Zachary Byrd, Ashley Hightower, Emily Byrd, and Reagan Hightower; and three nieces and one nephew.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Hearn officiating. Interment will follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers will be Zachary Byrd, Tony Hightower, Tom McCarley, Russell Williams, Morris Steed, Tommy Carroll and Dennis Crews. The family will receive friends on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Martin & Hightower Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to VA Fisher House Foundation at 111 Rockville Pike, #420, Rockville, MD 20850, The Hope House at 1800 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23517 or The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation at www.curemeso.org or at 641 South Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

31

Jul

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Service

Tuesday

1

Aug

2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Cemetery Details

Location

Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

1293 Sand Hill Shady Grove Road
Carrollton, GA 30117


Memorial Contribution

VA Fisher House Foundation

111 Rockville Pike, #420
Rockville, Maryland 20850

The Hope House

1800 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia 23517

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Washington, D.C. 20001
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