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Georgia “Aline” Hightower

March 29, 1927 ~ January 12, 2010

Turner, Oregon

“Aline” Hightower, 82, of Turner, Oregon, died at Santiam Memorial Hospital

in Stayton on Tuesday of Pneumonia.

she was born in McCalls Creek, Mississippi to George and Annie May (Martin) Nettles with

siblings including brothers Stevie, Charlie, CD and sisters Dorothy and Eloise, the family lived in

Mississippi, later moving to Louisiana. In 1944, Aline married first husband John Moore and had sons

Larry in 1946 and Dale in 1954. Aline married her second husband Cornelius “Pete” Hall Hightower

in 1962 and had daughters Kim in 1962 and Terry Edwards in 1964. The family moved from Louisiana

to California and eventually settled in Marion, Oregon.

Aline worked as the cook at Marion Elementary for over 20 years where she made many lifelong friends

and looked forward to helping with the school carnival. She also enjoyed playing bingo and going to

Spirit Mountain to try her luck at the slot machines. Aline will be forever remembered for her beautiful

smile, her kind heart and her wonderful cooking skills. She often brought her famous banana pudding

dessert to gatherings and was praised for her delicious bread rolls throughout the community. When

you met Aline, you were greeted with a warm embrace and instantly felt like you’d known her for years.

To her loved ones, Aline was known as “MoMo.” She was a very affectionate and loving woman who

treasured her time with her family, especially her grandson Nick, with whom she enjoyed great

companionship. She leaves behind her surviving sister Eloise of Penson, Alabama, her own

children including son Larry Moore and his wife Carol of Monroe, Louisianna, son Dale Moore and his wife Marcy of Marion, Oregon daughter Kim Scuito of Turner, Oregon and daughter Terry Edwards and her husband Eric of Turner, Oregon. MoMo is also survived by her 6 Grandchildren, Brian, John, Kenny,

Nick, Shane and Colton, and 9 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Pete,

brothers Stevie, Charlie and CD, sister Dorothy, and grandson Bobby.

the family would like to invite all her friends and neighbors to a Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m.

January 16th  at Weddle Funeral Services in Stayton, Oregon, with the  gravesite immediately following

in Jefferson, Oregon. Friends and Family are invited back to Dale and Marcy Moore’s house at 6228 Stayton Rd.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, Oregon.


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