January 5, 2013

Frances Jewell James Hightower


— Mrs. Frances Jewell James Hightower, 64, of Chatsworth, departed this life Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Murray Medical Center.  

Jewell was born March 3, 1948, in Ringgold, a daughter of the late Lewis and Myrtle Brown James. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Joe Hightower; sister, Margaret Ann Brown; son, Gary Lamar Jones and daughter, Debbie Hughey.

She is survived by her children; Shelia Odom, Lewis Jones, Earl F. Jones, James M. Jones and Lynn Brown, Randy and Glenda Hightower, Bobby Lloyd and Tina Hightower, Michael D. Hightower, Gary and Crystal Hightower, Don A. Hightower, Kathy and Ricky Davis, Cynthia and Terry Sissom; brother and sister-in-law, Robert B. and Mary Catherine James;  many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Frances Jewell James Hightower will be Monday at noon at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Temples officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Gordon County with Justin Bennett, Beaver Robertson, Nathan Spicer, Jim Miller, Dale Eaton, Gary Hightower and Mike Hightower serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 5 to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Monday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.