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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Bryant Hightower 3rd Generation Funeral Director
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Bill Hightower 3rd Generation Funeral Director
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Richard Hightower 2nd Generation Funeral Director
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Andrew Keith, CPC, CFSP Manager / Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Phillip Harrington Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Robbie Graham Funeral Service Apprentice
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Josh Agan Funeral Service Apprentice
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Curtis Garner Funeral Service Assistant
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Ron Barnard Funeral Service Assistant
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Danny Underwood Funeral Service Assistant
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Debbie Gaston Daniell Office Attendant and Circle of Friends III Director
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Pat Smith Office and Visitation Attendant
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Mary Ellen McBroom Office and Visitation Attendant
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Katherine Walton Visitation Attendant
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Sheila Watson Visitation Attendant
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Jan Gramling Visitation Attendant
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Billie Dunn Visitation Attendant
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Earl Stennett Funeral Service Assistant
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Russell Walton Funeral Service Apprentice
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Patsy Stone Visitation Attendant
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Paige Estes Wessinger Visitation Attendant
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Patricia Owen-Parris

Bryant Hightower

3rd Generation 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 serving as Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service following his appointment by Governor Nathan Deal.  Bryant will also serve as Secretary for the National Funeral Directors Association for the 2016-2017 term.  

Bill Hightower

3rd Generation Funeral Director
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Richard Hightower

2nd Generation Funeral Director
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Andrew Keith, CPC, CFSP

Manager / Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Andrew and his wife, Georgina, live in Douglasville and are proud to be a part of this community. Andrew thoroughly enjoys people, ministering to families, and serving others. Andrew is a 1993 Honor Graduate of Villa Rica High School where he enjoyed both academics and playing trumpet in the marching and concert bands.  Following high school, he enrolled in West Georgia College in pursuit of a degree in Accounting when he felt a gentle tug from God to serve Him and the community in Funeral Service.  Andrew found a funeral home where he could serve his funeral service apprenticeship and he began his career in Funeral Service on June 1, 1998 followed by completion and graduation from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2000.  While at Gupton-Jones College he was accepted into the Pi Sigma Eta National Mortician's Fraternity where he would serve as Senior Artist and graduate with honors.  He married his soul mate and love of his life, Georgina McCarty, on October 14, 2000. 

He received his Georgia Funeral Director and Embalmer Licenses in 2001 and joined Academy of Graduate Embalmers of Georgia.  On April 1, 2003, Andrew started working for Hightower Family Funeral Homes at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen.  He would join the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, National Funeral Directors Association and the Georgia Funeral Directors Association as part of the Hightower's belief in furthering the education and continual training efforts of their funeral directors and embalmers.  In March of 2007 Andrew was asked by the Hightower's to transfer to their Hightower's Memorial Chapel location in Douglasville, Georgia and manage the staff and funeral home. In 2010, Andrew earned the distinct designation of Certified Funeral Service Practice (CFSP) and the Certified Preplanning Consultant designation.  In March of 2017, Andrew received Funeral Director and Embalmer licenses from the State of Alabama.  Andrew is also a licensed insurance agent in the State of Georgia.  He is a charter member of the Douglas County Lions Club. Andrew and Georgina are members of Beulah Baptist Church in Douglasville.

Phillip Harrington

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Phillip has been a resident of Douglas County since 1974. He enjoys working with people, ministering to families and serving others. Phillip and his wife, Donna Carroll Harrington, are members of the First Baptist Church of Douglasville. They have two children: a son, Jamin (Ashley) Harrington, and a daughter, Lauren (Ryan) Fee; and three grandchildren.


Phillip owned two retail businesses in Douglasville before attending Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Phillip graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 2002 and has received Funeral Director and Embalmer's license in the State of Georgia and Funeral Director license in the State of Alabama.  Phillip also holds a Georiga Insurance license and serves as a Pre-Planning consultant.


Phillip served the community for over 15 years as a Funeral Director for Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home in Douglasville. Phillip is very excited to be part of the Hightower Family Funeral Homes' staff at Hightower's Memorial Chapel in Douglasville. He looks forward to continuing to serve and minister to families.

Robbie Graham

Funeral Service Apprentice
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Josh Agan

Funeral Service Apprentice
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Josh is a life-long resident of Douglas County. He grew up in the FairPlay community attending South Douglas Elementary, FairPlay Middle and Alexander High School. In 2001 he married his sweetheart Tara. They have 3 children, Luke, Molly & Lane. He is affectionately known as "Bro. Josh" by many friends. Josh served as Pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church in Winston for more than 10 years.

" I've dedicated my life to serving God and helping others, it'd be my honor to assist your family through your toughest hour. "

Curtis Garner

Funeral Service Assistant
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Curtis is a life-long resident of West Georgia.  He and his wife, Charlotte, are members of Concord Missionary Baptist Church.  After retiring from General Motors in 1986, following 30 years of service, Curtis has enjoyed spending time with his family, singing, hunting and traveling.  Curtis has been with Hightower's Memorial Chapel since the Spring of 2013 and has many years' experience in funeral care.  The Garner's have 4 children: Curt Garner, Linda Fennell, Chemaine Pelter and Dustin Hayley.  You will find Curtis lending a helping hand to those in need.  Curtis enjoys people and working around people.

Ron Barnard

Funeral Service Assistant
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Danny Underwood

Funeral Service Assistant
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Debbie Gaston Daniell

Office Attendant and Circle of Friends III Director
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Debbie is a native of Douglas County, the Fair Play Community. Debbie worked for many years as a Para-Professional in the Kindergarten Department at South Douglas Elementary School. Debbie continues to work with the Douglas County School System at the central office. She has been with the school system since 1992.

Debbie has three daughters, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter. She enjoys her service to the community with the Board of Education, her church, and at Hightower's Memorial Chapel.

Debbie serves as the director of Circle of Friends III and can be reached at 770-489-2818.

Pat Smith

Office and Visitation Attendant
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Pat and her husband, Jim, moved to Douglasville in1976. They have two children, Craig and Sarah, and two wonderful grandchildren, Elizabeth and K.J. Pat is very active in the community having served on the Downtown Development Authority and Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Douglasville. She is an active member of St. Theresa Catholic Church where she has served on the Parish Council, Liturgy Committee and Altar Society.


Pat considers it an honor and blessing to minister to families who have lost a loved one.


You can contact Pat at 770-489-2818 or email her at familycare@hightowersmemorial.com

Mary Ellen McBroom

Office and Visitation Attendant
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Contact Mary Ellen at 770-489-2818 or at familycare@hightowersmemorial.com

Katherine Walton

Visitation Attendant
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Katherine has been in Douglas County for over 40 years. She is a very active member of Sweetwater Baptist Church. She and her husband, Keith Walton, have been married for 20 years. They have two children: Crystal Thomason and Christopher Gable and two granddaughters: Madalyn and Molly. Katherine takes her work with families during a loss very seriously. She is honored to be able to minister to those in need.


You can contact Katherine at 770-489-2818 or email her at familycare@hightowersmemorial.com.

Sheila Watson

Visitation Attendant
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Jan Gramling

Visitation Attendant
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Billie Dunn

Visitation Attendant
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Earl Stennett

Funeral Service Assistant
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Russell Walton

Funeral Service Apprentice
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Russell joined Hightower's Memorial Chapel in 2009. Russell is a lifelong resident of Douglas County and a lifelong, active member at Sweetwater Baptist Church. He is a licensed Funeral Service Apprentice. Russell graduated from Douglas County High School in 1987. Russell is married to Julie Martin Walton and they have three sons, Justin, 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.walton@hightowersmemorial.com.

Patsy Stone

Visitation Attendant
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Paige Estes Wessinger

Visitation Attendant
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Patricia Owen-Parris

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Pat has been a resident of Douglas County since 1969.  She and her husband, Charles A. Parris, Sr., are members of Central Baptist Church.  Pat has taught Sunday School since 1978 at Central and both her and Charles are very active, each serving on several committeesof the church.  Pat worked for Douglas Federal Bank for twenty-nine years, serving as Vice President and Secretary of the Board, and the Compliance and Quality Control Manager.  Since retiring in 2001, she hascontinued working in compliance and quality control through her self-employment known as Owen Quality Control Management, for DFB Mortgage, Inc. She now enjoys helping those who are hurting from the loss of a loved one and considers her work here at Hightower's Memorial Chapel an opportunity to minister to all she comes in contact with. You may email Pat at pato.parris@gmail.com.