In the nearly thirty years I knew John, I never once heard a mean word from him. Oh, he might scold a tad if you did something dumb and he certainly enjoyed a lively debate. But John epitomized the full meaning of the word gentleman. While he relished being a sissy, he was no man’s fool and knew it. John was smart, funny, and considerate of others. He was also profoundly, at his very core, a gentle man.

In December 2010, it was discovered I had an abdominal aortic aneurysm along with 3 compression fractures of my thoracic spine and a subluxation of two vertebra in my lower back,which impinge on my spinal cord. I had a life threatening surgery to repair my aneurysm, but cannot address my back because I don’t have enough money. Instead, I live with constant pain, refusing to take narcotics since Melany requires constant observation.

Boyd H. Estes , age 78, of Wirth, Arkansas passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 in Hardy Arkansas.
      Boyd was born September 11, 1938 in Agnos, Arkansas to the late Guy Estes and Edna Thomas (Estes). Boyd did many things in his life including working as a gas station attendant, the Mayor of Hartford, Michigan, the County Commissioner in Hartford, Michigan, and Justice of The Peace in Sharp County, Arkansas. Boyd was also involved in his church, politics, and he is an Army veteran.
     Boyd is survived by his wife Bonnie Estes, daughters Rhonda Estes and Gavonna Brown; sisters Mae Linderman (husband Paul) of South Haven Michigan, Treva Mcgomery (husband Frank) of Hartford, Michigan, Jean Burlingham (husband Dan) of Hartford, Michigan, Sharon Asaro of St. Joseph, Michigan, Faye Waldrop (husband Brad) of Berrien Center, Michigan; and one brother Dale Estes (wife Ruth) of South Haven, Michig an. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  His daughter, Donna Kay Estes, passed away September 5. 2016
     A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Wortham Funeral Home, Oak Hill Chapel beginning at 2:00 . Ministers will be Mike Higginbottom and Jack Huffmaster.

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Strong of voice and their love of music, Prine and band are clearly having a blast on this tour. The set comes from throughout his extensive catalogue although a third of it is from the classic self-titled debut album. The band are tight and accompany Prine’s rhythm guitar effortlessly with a special mention for Pat McLaughlin on mandolin.


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