Milton Estes

Milton Dwight Estes

Friday, September 4th, 1953 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Milton Dwight Estes, 66, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020.

Born in Macon County, he was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Edward Estes and his mother, Donna Lee Estes. He worked at Belden’s, the mica plant, AmeriGas and Toccoa Natural Gas. He enjoyed fishing and cutting up with his friends. He also enjoyed spending time with Derick Pendergrass (Krystal) and Stephanie Teem (Jeremy) and Renee Metcalf (Lee). He was a member of Goldmine Baptist Church.

He is survived by a wife of 32 years, Joan Keener Estes; a son, Levi Jarod Estes of the home; a daughter, Lisa Field (Barry) of Laurens, SC; four grandchildren, Delaney Rae Estes and Archer Anderson Estes of Franklin, NC and Sydney Robison and Colin Field of Laurens, SC; a sister, Sharon Morehead of Westminster, SC and a brother, Steve Estes of Franklin, NC.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, June 11th in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Gary McDaniel and Rev. Frank Rodriguez will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 pm, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Tallent, Randy Brown, Matt Moyer, Bobby Ledford, Derick Pendergrass and Steve Estes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Four Seasons Hospice – Four Seasons Development Office 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Service

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 2:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 |
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020
    Mount Moriah Cemetery
    Dendy Orchard Road
    Highlands, NC 28741
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Summer Holland

Posted at 08:28pm
This is Diane Holland. I'm so sorry. I know how you feel.
Love diane

Sharon Brooks

Posted at 01:24pm
Your in our thoughts and prayers,so sorry to hear Milton had passed.
Love , Joe and Sharon Brooks

Linda Rae

Posted at 09:51pm
So sorry for your loss.Feel super sorry for my great grandchildren,Delaney and Archer.You are all in my prayers.Linda Rae and Mike Overmyer

Phoebe Hastings

Posted at 08:06pm
I am so sorry to hear about Milton, He was a classmate of mine. May God bles this family.

Sincerely, Phoebe Collier Hastings

Pam Setser Hanak

Posted at 01:54pm
Joanie, Levi, Lisa, Sharon and Steve, I'm so sorry to hear of Milton's passing. I have just seen the obit on FB and was so shocked. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Love to all,
Pam Setser Hanak

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