Lebanon Reporter

Obituaries

January 16, 2013

Hazel E. Hightower

— Ms. Hazel E. Hightower, 81, of Lebanon, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Hickory Creek at Lebanon.

Hazel was born in Lafayette, Tenn., on Aug. 18, 1931. She was the daughter of the now late Johnnie Bedford and Mattie Jane (Brawner) Hutcherson.

Hazel’s early years were spent in Lafayette. At the age of 13, she moved to Indianapolis.

She married Helmer “Joe” Hightower on Jan. 22, 1949, in Franklin, Ky.; they later divorced.

In Indianapolis, Hazel worked in the cafeteria at Chevrolet for 24 years. For a period, she worked at RCA, Capitol Press & Printing Company and H&H Book Bindery. In 1972, after moving to Lebanon, she went to work for Shumate Business Forms as a JCM Operator in the Bindery Department; she retired from there in 1993.

Hazel was a planner and organizer. She always knew what she wanted and worked toward that goal. She was a thoughtful person who always made time to send a card to family and friends. Hazel enjoyed embroidery, flower gardening, sewing, and when time allowed, traveling to different places.

She was a member of the New Hope Christian Church in Whitestown, the Order of the Eastern Star in Whitestown, and was a former member of the Singles Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Ann Warren of Thorntown and Merinda Lynn Hightower of Lafayette, Tenn.; granddaughter, Whitney (Jason) Whitlow of Charlotte, N.C.; great-grandson, Cole Whitlow of Charlotte; and several nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Hazel was preceded in death by two brothers, Elzie Adam Hutcherson and Jack Randel Hutcherson; and two sisters, Ova May Kemp and Magie Ruline Wyatte.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Myers Chapel of Memories, with the Rev. David Bourne officiating. Interment will follow at The White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052; or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830.

Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries

Featured items
Click below to browse and order photos


Photos from June 2014

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide