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Ronald G. Hightower (#47064191)
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Ronald G. Hightower
Born in Huntsville, Texas to the late Gibbs and Dorothy Mae Hightower in 1951. Attended Huntsville Independent Schools, graduating from Huntsville High 1970. Enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1970. Served aboard the USS Francis Scott Key SSBN 657 from 1971-1974. Moved to Colorado to attend Colorado State University. Graduated with a BS in Sociology in 1978. Have been one of the main organizers of the Hightower Family Reunion for the past twenty five years. The reunion is held every two years in Hunstville and has an attendance of upward to four hundred member and friends. I hope this site will aid family members in their pursuit of genealogy information. I will be highlighting Hightower Bethel, Hightower Cemetery Cotton Creek, Pine Bluff,Holloway, and Mt. Prairie Cemeteries. For more information on Black Cemeteries in Walker County Texas, go to the following link, This is a manual written by Ruth Stubblefield and my mother, the late Dorothy Mae Hightower. It is the definitive work on the Black cemeteries of Walker county. I reside in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Amy Curry Scott
Marcus & Effie Irving
Marcus Irving #33862091 and wife Effie Wizer Irving #33862092. Can you please transfer their memorials to me? They are my great grandparents. Thanks 😊
Added by Amy Curry Scott on Oct 21, 2014 6:36 PM
Amy Curry Scott
# 55097169
Can you transfer Effie curry Birdwell to me. She is my great aunt.
Added by Amy Curry Scott on Oct 04, 2014 6:03 PM
Amy Curry Scott
mozell thomas curry
Can you please transfer # 33892933 to me. She is my great grandmother.
Added by Amy Curry Scott on Oct 02, 2014 5:33 PM
Huntsville texas
Have several ancestors from the Huntsville walker county area. I have just started searching and need advice. Names I am looking for Hattie davis hatch bowden, Dorothy Baines Shaw Charleston , Ella Williams. Any help is appreciated.

Hattie Charleston Abbott
Added by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2014 1:44 PM
John Jackson 1875 - 1941
John Jackson was my Great Grandfather and I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a photo of his headstone. I've added it to my family tree. Again thank you so much for sharing this and other much needed valuable family information. Have a blessed day.
Added by Pam on Feb 17, 2014 12:59 PM
Amy Curry Scott
Marcus Irving Sr.
entry # 33862091
He was my great grandfather. He was the owner of Quick Service Taxi. Now know today as Reliable Cab Company in Huntsville, TX. The business is ran by his surviving children. Please connect his daughter to her parents. I tried but I cant. Her #81489648
Loraine Webber. Thanks so much.
Added by Amy Curry Scott on Jan 13, 2014 1:16 PM
Kenneth Johnson
John Wesley Sowells
Good afternoon Mr. Hightower. My name is Kenneth T Johnson. Thanks for posting this information. My grandmother is Inell Sowells Davis, daughter of John Wesley Sowells and sister to Asilee Hightower, Alice Hightower, Willie Lee Sowells(used to pick me up by the head as a kid, lol)and Marvin Sowells. My mother is Jewel Davis Johnson, and I have a identical twin brother, Keith T Johnson.

My grandmother passed in Feburary. Many of our Hightower cousins attended the funeral service. Additionally, I got the chance to meet a Lawrence Sowells (..whom stated his father was my grandmothers' uncle) which prompted me to further research the Sowells Family.
I am amazed to find soo much information regarding the Sowells's. God bless you and Kudos to you and the other contributors.

Kind Regards
Kenneth T Johnson

Added by Kenneth Johnson on Dec 25, 2013 8:41 PM
Sandra Bertram Meier
Your Cemetery Work in Walker County
Ronald, I just want to say what a pleasure it is to work with and update the wonderful information you have placed on Findagrave concerning the black cemeteries in Walker County, TX. I had to read ever obituary and got to know and understand lots of your family through the obits.

My sister and I love to photograph cemeteries and if you need a cemetery photographed just contact us. Keep up the good work.

Added by Sandra Bertram Meier on Sep 12, 2013 7:40 PM
Sapphire King
Eliza Ashley Curtis
Hi Ronald,

This is a wonderful thing that you guys are doing! I was wondering if you have had any contact with someone inquiring about Eliza (Ashley) Curtis or Ed B Curtis?

If so, I would really like to connect with them as Eliza is my 2nd great grand aunt.

Added by Sapphire King on Apr 07, 2013 1:06 PM
Cecil Vaden Jr.
RE: Hortense Spencer Rolling
I have posted the information you sent. Thanks,
Added by Cecil Vaden Jr. on Nov 15, 2012 7:06 AM
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