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Fred E. Estes, Easley
    Mr. Fred S. Estes, 84, of 104 Crest Court, died Saturday at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Born in Union, he was a son of the late Arthur J. and Bertha Womack Estes.
   He proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Following his military service, he served Piatt Saco Lowell for 31 years as a quality control inspector.
   Mr. Estes was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a loyal member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church.
   Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Jumelle Stewart Estes of the home; two daughters, Peggy Hilton and her husband, Craig, of Columbus, N.C., and Donna Roberts of Easley; a sister, Hazel Plexico of Union; four grandchildren, Lisa Williams and her fiancÚ, Scott Bourcier, Jill Watson and her husband, Tom, Trey Williams and Kyle Roberts; and a great-grandchild, Wyatt Watson.
   In addition to his parents, Mr. Estes was predeceased by a son-in-law, Zeb Stanley Roberts, and three brothers.
   Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2006, in the chapel of Robinson Funeral- Home Powdersville Road with the Rev. Scott Willis and Dr. David Gallamore officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Robinson Memorial Gardens.
    The body is at Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road, where the family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, before the service. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Pendleton Street Baptist Church, 601 S. Pendleton St., Easley, SC 29640. The family is at the residence. Robinson Funeral Home Powdersville Road, Easley, is assisting the family with arrangements. 

[The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 14 Aug 2006, Mon, Page 12]

[courtesy of Lisa Williams Bourcier]

Grave markers for Fred E. Estes in Robinson Memorial Gardens, Easley (Pickens county), South Carolina.

Pfc Estes was transferred from the 3rd Replacement Depot to Co C, 508th PIR on 9 February 1945.

He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal on 4 April 1945.


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