SILAS LEVI ESTES, 83, Of Lakeland, passed February 11, 2009 at his home. He was born November 20, 1925 to Robert and Elizabeth Estes. He was the seventh child out of twelve children. He was an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic for 36 years and retired from Northwest Airlines. He was also a Navy veteran and a member of Ellendale Church Of Christ. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m Saturday February 14 at Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar. Service will be Sunday, February 15 at 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home - Poplar with interment in Memorial Park South Woods. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother & friend. He leaves two daughters, Beverly Diane Estes, of Lakeland, TN and Anita Estes Hunter of Cordova, TN.; four sisters; Mary Scarth of Ripley, MS, Mattie Byrd Hobson of Ripley, MS, Jo Lee of Memphis, TN, Pam Dietz of Loredo, TX; two brothers, Steadman Estes of Ripley, MS, Hiram Estes of Starkville, MS and two grandchildren, Joshua Hunter and Lauren Hunter. Memorials should be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in lieu of flowers. Memphis Funeral Home Poplar 901-725-0100 Published in The Commercial Appeal on 2/13/2009


Silas Levi Estes
November 20, 1925 - February 11, 2009

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