Born 12-4-1910 -- Died 9-1-2003
Elsie T. Neely, of Salem, daughter of the late John Kinchen Estes and Ada Melinda Heath Estes, was born Dec. 4, 1910, in Agnos, Ark., and died Sept. 1, 2003, at Cape Fear Valley Hospital in Fayetteville, N.C., at the age of 92.
She was united in marriage to Roy W; Neely Feb. 21, 1949, in Agnos, Ark., and to this union one son was born. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law -- Billy John and Mary Ellen Neely of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Roy Estes of Cave City; one sister, Olevia Kersey of Port Arthur, Texas; one sister-in-law, Mattie Estes of Mammoth Spring; three grandchildren -- Jennifer Fulton and husband, Michael, of Fayetteville, N.C., Laura Grant and husband, Robert, of Summerville,S.C., and Steven Neely of Summerville, S.C.; two great-grandchildren, Rachel Reynolds and Valarie Grant; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband on May 6, 1971; three brothers -- Ullyss, Bill and J.C. Estes; three sisters -- Gladys Raulston, Jessie Hall and Loretta Middendorf and her father and mother.
The funeral was Sept. 6 at Agnos Church of Christ. Burial was at Agnos Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem.