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James Estes

July 17, 1950 — October 17, 2015

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James Ewel Estes, 65 of Harlan, Kentucky died Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Hospital.  He was born July 17, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio son of the late Ed and Elsie Estes.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, Johnny Estes.

He believed in the Pentecostal faith and attended the Molus Pentecostal Church.  He was a retired coal miner having worked at Benham Coal Company.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Brock Estes of Harlan; sons, Shawn (Tiffany) Estes, Chris Estes, and Josh (Ashley) Estes all of Harlan; daughters, Kristy (William Phillips) Estes and Jaime (Jason Sullivan) Estes both of Harlan; step-brothers, Walter Miracle, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL and Joe E. Payne of London, KY; step-sisters, Joyce Smith and Shirley Sturgill both of Cumberland, KY; and a grandson he raised as his own, Shawn Estes of Harlan.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, October 19, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home.  Bishop Ronnie Williams will be officiating the services.  Music will be provided by Jeremiah Stephens and Angie Williams.

Interment will follow the funeral in the Park Howard Cemetery at Wallins, KY.  Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers.  Full Military honors will be provided by the Harlan Honor Guard.

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