Taft Estes

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Taft Estes, 80, of Piggott died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, in the General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell.

He was born Jan. 28, 1925, in Brilliant, Ala., the son of the late Rube and Ethel Roden Estes.

He was united in marriage to Bernell Smart on March 4, 1944. They had two daughters.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Ray Estes; one sister, Helen Risener; and one step-sister, Velma Manigold.

He is survived by his wife, Bernell Estes of Piggott; two daughters, Linda Phares of Imboden, Ark., and Jamie Estes McKinney of St. Louis; two grandchildren, Kristie Stallings and Shawn Phares, both of Imboden; two great-grandchildren, Jake Stallings and Lakyn Phares; one sister, Betty Tonkins of Pheonix, Ariz.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Richard Akins and Ken Roden officiating. Burial followed in the Mitchell Cemetery in Greenway. Pallbearers were Dennis Templeton, David Donnelly, Shawn Phares, Robert Stallings, Brent Coomer and Steve Piptone.

Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.