Sue Ward Hightower – obituary

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Sue Ward Hightower

WHITTIER – Sue Ward Hightower, 66, of Whittier, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, January 4th, 2010 in a Swain County Hospital. A native of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late James E and Wilma Queen Ward. She was a registered Nurse having worked for Harris Regional Hospital, West Care Home Health, and Cherokee Indian Hospital. She attended Olivet Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a son Eddie Crowder, and three sisters.

She is survived by one son, Michael Crowder of the home, two sisters, Joan Yount of Sylva, and  Helen Stephens of Sylva, one brother, James L. Ward of Bryson City, one granddaughter, Jessica Crowder of Asheville, and one great grandson, Blaze Crowder.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday in the Chapel of Crisp Funeral Home. Rev. Steven Phillipi will officiate with burial in Hyatt’s Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:00 PM Thursday at the Funeral Home.

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