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Barbara Hightower

October 29, 1969September 7, 2019

Barbara Nicole Hightower, 49, of Taylors, wife of Tommy Hightower passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Born in Greenville, she was the daughter of Gary Downey and the late Selina Coker Downey.

Barbara was a Publicist and enjoyed spending time outdoors with her family.

Surviving are her husband, Tommy Hightower; children, Ethan Hightower, Logan Hightower, Marco Hightower and Duncan Hightower all of Taylors; father, Gary Downey and grandson Remington Hansen. She is preceded in death by her mother Selina Downey.

The family will receive friend’s Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 11am to 12:30pm at the home of Gary Downey, 103 Mayflower St., Taylors, 29687.

The family held a private memorial in honor of Barbara.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.


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Cleo Coyle

September 16, 2019

Babs was a lovely, giving person with a beautiful soul. She was a generous and enthusiastic booster for so many authors and for the joy of reading and literacy. Marc and I were shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. We will all miss her greatly. Love and prayers to her family especially. May the angels be with you through your grief, provide you with comfort, and help you find peace. ~ Cleo Coyle

Franny Armstrong

September 13, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I'm a Coffee Time Romance staffer as well. My heart goes out to you all.

Karenne Lyn

September 13, 2019

I have known Babs for over 15 years. I love her spirit and enthusiasm. She loved life and helping people; but most important thing to her was her family.

You will be loved and missed.

My prayers are with her husband and children/grand children.


Lynn Coker Scott

September 13, 2019

Gary, Randall, Tommy and boys,
So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing.
Continuing to lift prayers up for all of you.
John and Lynn Scott

Lynn Coker Scott

September 13, 2019

Gary, Randall, Marco and boys,
We were so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing.
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
John and Lynn Scott

Amber Marr

September 12, 2019

Babs, I miss you so much. I'm sad we were never able to meet in real life but I cherished our virtual friendship. You mentored me, inspired me, and became a wonderful friend. Thank you for everything you did, who you were, and your awesome attitude. You will be forever in my heart.

Prayers to your family as they traverse this new normal without you.


Renee Stribling

September 12, 2019

You mattered.......you played such an important role to many ~ that you will surely be missed. Praying your sweet family will know a Peace that only God can give. I love you Barbara ~ Thankful for your friendship.

Charlene Raddon

September 11, 2019

Barbara was great to work with and helped me a lot. I miss her very much.

Keta Diablo

September 11, 2019

Babs was a wonderful author assistant who quickly became a friend. Her kindness and patience will always be remembered. Although we never met face-to-face, we spoke on the phone often and communicated daily. I admired her love for family and her love for the Huskies she provided a home for. She was so excited to welcome the most recent grandchild, Remington, and spoke often and lovingly of her children and beloved Tommy.

I will always remember you with immense fondness, Babs. The world is a little darker without you here, and you were taken from us much too soon. May you rest in peace in the loving arms of Jesus.
I will sign off as I always did to you, Hugs, Keta

Patti Craigo

September 10, 2019

We will miss your smiling face at Pizza Inn :(...till we meet again >>
Tom .so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing>>we love you

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