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James Estelle

Obituary of James Estelle

James Ronald Estelle, age 65, of Lake Village, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at Chicot Memorial Medical Center in Lake Village. He was born July 26, 1946, in Crossett, Arkansas, the son of the late Dewey Estelle and Velma Smith Estelle. Mr. Estelle was a heavy equipment operator and later was supervisor of the Chicot County Road Department retiring in 2008. He enjoyed wood working and making "prayer boxes" to give to friends and family. He was a member of Bayou Mason Baptist Church where he was Men's Sunday School teacher for many years and was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Verna Goodwin, Norma Goodwin, Faye Sparks and Bobby Howell. Survivors are his wife, Dianne Kennedy Estelle of Lake Village; 2 daughters, Patrease Russell of Seattle, Washington and Judy Patterson of Bremerton, Washington; one brother, Billy Carl Estelle of Crossett; one sister, Pat Estelle of San Diego, California; 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and a special nephew, Donnie Goodwin of Lake Village. Visitation is from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday at Bishop Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Bishop Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Johnson and Bro. Bill Goode officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Road Cemetery near Crossett under the direction of Bishop Funeral Home of Lake Village. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 455 W. Gaines St., Monticello, AR 71655.
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