Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Bill Hightower Funeral Director
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Richard Hightower Funeral Director
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Bryant Hightower Funeral Director
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Cason Hightower Community Relations Coordinator
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Dennis House Funeral Director
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Russell Walton Funeral Director
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Cindy McCorsley Administrative Assistant
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Jean Jones Funeral Assistant and Circle of Friends II Director
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Doug Brock Funeral Assistant
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David Mayes Funeral Assistant
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Charles "Butch" Young Funeral Assistant
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Frances Brown Visitation Attendant
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Beatrice Ellis Visitation Attendant
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Glenda Shadrix Visitation Attendant
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Peggy Shepherd Visitation Attendant
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Novella Spake Visitation Attendant

Bill Hightower

Funeral Director
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William “Bill” Hightower is a lifelong resident of Haralson County.

Bill began working in his father’s business when he was sixteen years old – washing cars and driving ambulan

He graduated from Bremen High School in 1985, Carroll Technical School as an Emergency Medical Technician in 1986, Metro Paramedic Program in 1987 and Gupton Jones Mortuary College in 1989.

He is a licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer, Cardiovascular Technician and Critical Care Paramedic and is fully involved in the funeral business, ambulance service and the cemetery.

Bill married Susan Adams of Buchanan in 1993.  They have four children: son, Chris Wright, a graduate of Bremen High School and Auburn University; son, Ryan Smith, a graduate of Bremen High School and West Georgia College, son, Tyler Smith, a graduate of Bremen High School and a daughter, Jacquelyn Hightower, a graduate of Bremen High School and currently attending Auburn University.

Richard Hightower

Funeral Director
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Bryant Hightower

Funeral Director
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Bryant and his wife, Cathy have three daughters: Cason, and twins, Karlie and McKenzie. Bryant is a member of the Carrollton Rotary Club, past president of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, past-president of Carrollton Jaycees and Carrollton Main Street; past-president of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association; former At-Large Representative for the National Funeral Directors Association; former member of the Disaster Mortuary Operation Response Team with the Department of Homeland Security.  Bryant, Cathy and the girls currently attend Midway Church.  Bryant currently serves his fellow funeral directors and the consumers of the State of Georgia while sitting on the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service following his appointment by Governor Nathan Deal. 

Cason Hightower

Community Relations Coordinator
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Cason Hightower was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia, living more than 18 years in Carroll County before moving to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where she began her academic career at The University of Alabama. During her time at The University of Alabama, Cason studied Political Science and Telecommunications with a concentration in Broadcast News. Her academic career led her to acquire a vast range of skills from researching legislative issues to creating multimedia projects.

In December of 2013 Cason graduated from The University of Alabama. In January of the following year she began graduate school at George Washington University, Graduate School of Political Management and accepted a job in Representative Westmoreland’s Washington, DC office.

In December of 2016, Cason decided to return home to Carrollton. She is now the Vice President of Community Relations at Hightower Family Funeral Homes and represents the fourth generation of Hightower’s to work in the family business. She is a member of the Carrollton Dawnbreaker’s Rotary Club, the Abraham Baldwin Chapter of the DAR, and Midway Church. She volunteers her time as a board member to the Carroll County CASA Board of Directors, the Carroll County Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors and Carrollton Main Street Board of Directors. Cason is the daughter of Bryant and Cathy Hightower and has two younger sisters, Karlie and Mackenzie.

Dennis House

Funeral Director
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Russell Walton

Funeral Director
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Russell joined Hightower Family Funeral Homes in 2009. Russell is a lifelong resident of West Georgia and a lifelong, active member at Sweetwater Baptist Church. He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Russell graduated from Douglas County High School in 1987 and from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2018. Russell is married to Julie Martin Walton and they have three sons, Justin and his wife, Cassie, Corey and Chris. Russell is the son of the late Perry James Walton and the late Betty Nella Jean Hunter Walton. He is the brother to Keith (Katherine) Walton, Phil (Roxie) Walton, and Sherri (Bruce) Walker. He is an avid fisherman and a member and past president of the Fisher's of Men Bass Club with whom he participates in various BASS tournaments. Russell also enjoys camping and hunting with his sons. He is pround to serve the families in our area with genuine care and concern. You You may email Russell at russell@hightowersmemorial.com.

Cindy McCorsley

Administrative Assistant
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Jean Jones

Funeral Assistant and Circle of Friends II Director
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Doug Brock

Funeral Assistant
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David Mayes

Funeral Assistant
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Charles "Butch" Young

Funeral Assistant
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Frances Brown

Visitation Attendant
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Beatrice Ellis

Visitation Attendant
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Glenda Shadrix

Visitation Attendant
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Peggy Shepherd

Visitation Attendant
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Novella Spake

Visitation Attendant
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