James Richard Estes
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Funeral services for James Richard Estes, 83, of Wedowee, will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Pennington and the Rev. Cade Farris officiating. Burial will follow at Wedowee City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee from 5 until 8 p.m. today, July 26, 2013.

Estes died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Mareene Dean Payne Estes of Douglasville, Ga.; daughter, Julie Bowlick (Tim) of Douglasville, Ga.; son, James Richard Estes Jr. (Jackie) of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Meagan Bowlick, Gibson Bowlick, Clifton Estes and Lane Parker Estes; five sisters, Mary (Chuddy) Estes Miller, Dorthy Atkins, Maxine Gammon and Sarah Umphrey, all of Jasper, and Emma Lee Brown of Sipsey; and five brothers, J.W.(James William) Estes of Conyers, Ga., Buddy (Tommy Marvin) Estes of Arley, and Homer Estes, Jack Estes and Bobby Estes, all of Jasper.

A Jasper native, Estes was born on Feb. 2, 1930, the son of James Cranford Estes and Pearl Lane Estes. He was a Korean War veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church of Wedowee and had been employed with U.S. Steel.

Estes was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Adell Lay, and two brothers, George Estes and Benjamin Estes.

Online condolences may be left at www.benefieldfhwedowee. com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee; 256-357-2888