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Bernice Cosper Hightower

January 12, 2004

Mrs. Bernice Cosper Hightower, 85 of Albany died January 10, 2004 at Palmyra Nursing Home. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 2:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern, Rev. Russell Anglin officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.

A native of Irwin Co. Georgia, Mrs. Hightower has lived most of her life in Albany where she was a member of Faith Baptist Church and attended Mercedes Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hightower was employed with Bobs Candy Co. and with Ayres Corp. in Albany, and was a beautician for a number of years, working out of her home.

Survivors include her son-in-law, Bob Payne of Jacksonville, FL, granddaughter, Christine Payne of Jacksonville, FL., one brother, Cleon Cosper of Lakeland, FL, four sisters, Margaret Lindsey of Lenox, GA, Laverne Beard of Lakeland, FL, Dorothy Wishum of Tifton, GA, and Mozelle Prisant of Leesburg, GA, several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hightower was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Hightower, a daughter, Brenda Kay Payne and parents, Thomas William and Exer Beatrice Ethridge Cosper.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern, and will be at the residence of Dale and Evanne Saunders, 183 Muckalee Creek Rd., Leesburg, GA 31763.

Those desiring, please make memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, 1512-1 Gillionville Rd., Albany, GA 31707.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your own special thoughts and memories with the family of Mrs. Hightower by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website at

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