Name:    Kittie Frances (Gallagher) Estes

From:  The Winston County Journal, Louisville, Mississippi
Date:  October 1950   

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 o'clock from the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for Mrs. Kittie Frances Estes, wife of the late Francis Marion (Bud) Estes.  Rites were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. S. Johnson, assisted by Rev. James Fairchild of the First Baptist Church, Louisville, and Rev. H. C. Moorhead of the local Methodist Church.  Interment was in the church cemetery with Daws Funeral directors in charge of arrangements.  Pallbearers were: Messrs. Boyd McMillin, Walter Darby, Pleas Wray, Bunk Craig, Roger Kilpatrick and Talmadge Roberts.

Mrs. Estes passed away Saturday night at 11 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Haynes, Louisville, Miss., where she had made her home for five years, since the death of her husband.  She has been an invalid for the past few years, suffering from arthritis and other complications.  She had been seriously ill for the last month or two.

A native of this county, she was born March 16, 1873.  On March 29, 1894, she was married to F. M. (Bud) Estes.  She proved herself a truly help meet [sic] to her husband, a kind and loving mother, a sympathetic and helpful neighbor.  Her noble and generous character endeared her to those who were intimately acquainted with her.  Her death deprives her family and friends of her presence but her influence will linger like a sweet benediction and a most valued heritage.

She was a loyal and devout member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Stella Estes Haynes of Louisville; Mrs. Mamie E. Bryan, Blaine, Miss.; Mrs. Venus Robinson, Greenwood, Miss.; five sons: G. C. Estes, Memphis, Tenn.; Vernon and James T. Estes, Noxapater; Tomp Estes, Mobile, Ala; Wilson Estes, 3612 Lee Dr., Pritchard, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Mollie McGovern, Philadelphia; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.