2007-04-26 / Obituaries


Esther Maxwell, 77, of Jackson died April 20, 2007 at her residence.

She was born Jan. 17, 1930. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. She was a retired machine operator for Vanity Fair Mills in Jackson.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra (Jimmy) Chancey, Mary Lee (Reese) Hilt, all of Jackson, Wanda (Raymond) Pugh, Meridian, Miss.; two brothers, Chester Hoven, Jackson, Earl Hoven, Meridian, Miss.; a special friend, Ralph Strong, Jackson; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo H. Maxwell.

The service was April 22 at 2 p.m. at Stave Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Maloy officiating. Burial was in the Stave Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were Clint Pugh, Darrell Parnell, Derek James, Chris Moseley, Ronnie Hoven and Richard Mark Maxwell.

Honorary pallbearers were the senior ladies Sunday school class at Stave Creek Baptist Church.

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