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Helen Hightower


March 27, 2019

Dec. 28, 1926 – March 9, 2019

Former Sweet Home resident Helen M. Hightower, 92, of Locust Grove, Ga., and formerly of Sweet Home died March 9, 2019 at Sacred Journey Hospice.

She was born Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1926, in San Pedro, Calif., the daughter of Edward Joseph and Mae Dorthea (Nelligan) Trembly.

She endured many difficulties in childhood, but accepted Jesus as her Savior on Sept. 5, 1960.

She attended Heritage Baptist Church in Georgia and was a member of River of Life Church in Sweet Home.

Mrs. Hightower is survived by son Paul Edward and daughter-in-law, Fauziah Lane; daughter Dollie Victoria and son-in-law, Reuben Swindoll; daughter Gloria Eastland; daughter Geneva Hall and son-in-law, Jim Overman; daughter Twyla and son-in-law Leroy Eastland; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Hightower; and son Michael Pirot.

A memorial service for Mrs. Hightower will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30, at River of Life Church in Sweet Home, with Gary Hooley officiating.

Interment will precede the service, at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at

Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home of Jackson, Ga. is serving the Hightower family.


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