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Estel Elvin James

Cemetery Plot: B-09-204-5

File #: 2151



11/17/1919 Huxie, MO








2/10/2016 Monticello House in Jackson, MO



2/15/2016 Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery






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 Robert Monroe James


 Estel Elvin James



Elvin James




Linda Goza




Paula McCoy




McKliney James





 Lucille Prater




02/10/2016 Death 







 Willie James




 Clarence James




 Rev Homer L James




 Ernie James




 Cellie Danin




 Iva Robbins




 Bea Toombman




 Marie M Stephens




 Virginia Viola Healy




 Desie Plax






 Julia Emmaline Shell


Estel Elvin James age 96, of Marble Hill, MO; passed away, on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Monticello House in Jackson, Missouri.

He was born on November 17, 1919 in Huxie, Missouri; son of Robert Monroe and Julia Emmaline Shell. He and Lucille Prater were united in marriage on February 14, 1946.

Estel served his country proudly during WWII in the Air Offensive of Japan, Central Burma, China and India earning the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with five Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, three overseas bars and one service stripe. He also worked on the stripping down of the Enola Gay.

He was a member of the Palmore Chapel General Baptist Church and worked as a carpenter all of his life.

Survivors include his wife Lucille of the Home; sons Mackie (Alice) James of Blytheville, Arkansas; Elvin (Candi) James of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughters Paula (Gerald) McCoy of Jackson, Missouri; Linda (Franklin) Goza of Jennings, Missouri; seven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Willie, Clarence, Homer, Ernie James; sisters Cellie Danin, Iva Robbins, Bea Toombman, Marie Stephens, Virgie Johnson, Desie Plax and four grandchildren.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be given to St. Jude’s Hospital.

Visitation will be Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 4 PM to 8:00 PM at the Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Sander, Rev. Steven Sander and Rev. Lloyd Ray Green officiating. Burial will follow in the Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill, MO.




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