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Dorothy "Dot" Malloy Hightower was called to her heavenly home on June 14, 2016. Her passing was the culmination of a seventy-four year love story that began on the eve of America's involvement in World War II, when she married William Gilbert Hightower. Gilbert ("Dodaddy") went home to be with the Lord on May 29, two weeks and one day ago, and as they were inseparable in life, her heart soon followed his. Dot was born in Florence, Alabama, where she lost her mother at the age of five and her father when she was nine. She experienced a happy childhood with her older sister Lib in the care of Uncle Jack McDonald and her many cousins in Fayette County. After graduating high school in Sulligent, Alabama, Dot moved to Birmingham to work and attend Massey BusinessCollege. She would find a new forever family when she met and married Gilbert for she was loved by his parents Grace and Jelks Hightower and his brother and sister Troy and Mildred of Guin, Alabama. Dot was an active member of Third Presbyterian Church for almost seven decades, working in the children's ministry as well as managing the church kitchen for many years. She and Gilbert worked side by side in the "food pantry" ministry of Third Presbyterian, compassionately serving the homeless and needy in Birmingham. Dot and Gilbert embraced everyone they met, and their home in town as well as their cabin on the Warrior River welcomed every passerby. Old friends and newcomers alike were familiar with the bounty of Dot's home cooked meals. She leaves behind her brother and sister-in-law Troy and Emma Hightower of Guin, Alabama, and her sister-in-law Mildred Hightower Webb of Birmingham. She is also survived by her daughter Diane Hightower Trucks (Allen), sons Mike (Emily), and Tim (Donna), four grandchildren, Lisa Trucks Carlton (Tom), Ginger Trucks Dyer (Tom), Catherine Hightower Warren (Chris), and Daniel Hightower (Jill), and seven great-grandchildren Julianne (Josh), Haley, Noah, Meredith, Jackson, Hannah, and Jacob. Also survived by Todd, Katie, Chad, Jennifer & Jack Reagin. The family appreciates Precious Moments Home Care and staff for their gentle devotion to Grandmother and Dodaddy.

Graveside Services:
Friday, June 17, 2016
11:00 AM
Guin City Cemetery
Guin, AL

Visitation:
Friday, June 17,2016
10 - 11 am
Norwood Funeral Home
Guin, AL