Bryant and his beautiful family from left to right: Daughter, Cason; Wife, Cathy; Daughter, Karlie; Bryant; and daughter, MacKenzie.
daughters – twins, Karlie and MacKenzie, are currently home for the summer with Bryant and Cathy until they begin law school and graduate school in the fall. "When all our girls are home we have six dogs at our house," he laughs. "My wife is quick to remind me that none of the dogs are ours – they are the grand-dogs!" When they aren't spending time with their daughters, Bryant and Cathy enjoy good food and traveling together. Along with offering comprehensive funeral services for the communities throughout West Georgia, Hightower Family Funeral Homes also offers a special service for women: each of their locations in Carrollton, Bremen and Douglasville offer a “Circle of Friends” support group for women who have experienced the loss of a spouse. The organization meets once a month for a covered dish meal provided by all of the women in the group, and they enjoy a special program with topics relative to the ladies' interests. “Circle of Friends” also organizes special bus travel excursions for its members. The Hightower family provides tour buses, drivers and the driver gratuities, with the ladies being responsible for their own hotel and meal charges.
The members of "Circle of Friends" volunteer their time and talents to give birthday parties for residents of local retirement and assisted living facilities. Each month, Bryant pays for birthday cake, ice cream, drinks and popcorn for the residents' birthday parties at six different locations. One year ago, the Hightower Family began providing grief therapy services to the community through their certified therapy dog, Ruby. Ruby travels to all three of the Hightower locations to help those grieving the loss of a loved one, and she often travels with Bryant or Cason to local schools, retirement and assisted living facilities. For more information about "Circle of Friends," Ruby or other services provided by the Hightower Family Funeral Homes, visit their website at www.hightowerfamilyfuneralhomes.com or call 770.836.1466. WGW: What is it about your business that makes it different? How long have you been in business? BH: Our family owned firm, Hightower Family Funeral Homes, has been serving the West Georgia area for 90 years – we were founded in 1928. We now include our fourth generation, my daughter,
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