MITCHELL — Dorothea Mildred Hignite, 84, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, December 20, 2012, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington.
Born May 5, 1928, in Salem, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Crane) Lyles. She married James Robert Hignite October 5, 1946, and he preceded her in death August 21, 2005.
She was a member of the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and owner of the Nearly New Consignment Shop in Bedford. Dorothea graduated from Salem High School in 1946.
Surviving: son, James Michael Hignite, Bloomington
daughters, Constance Diane Perry, Mitchell
Nancy Elizabeth Fleck, Jasper
18 great grandchildren
brothers, Paul Lyles, Salem
Melvin Lyles, Salem
Roger Lyles, Salem
sisters, Wanda Rowland, Fredericksburg
Joan Myers, Columbus
June Voyles, Salem
Her parents; husband; son, Robert Steven Hignite; brothers, Lawrence Lyles, Jr., Marvin Lyles, Kenneth Lyles, and Alton Lyles; and sister, Lois Trueblood, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, in the Mitchell Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Haverly Funeral Chapel & Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.