The Funeral of Judge John B. Estes, died Sept. 16, 1903


The Atlanta Constitution, Sept. 17, 1903


Gainesville, Ga. The funeral of Judge John B. Estes occurred at 11 o'clock this morning from the Presbyterian church, and was conducted by Dr. T. M. McConnell, assisted by Dr. J. A. Wynne and Dr. W. F. Quillan.


A large concourse of people gathered at the church to pay a last tribute to the distinguished citizen, and the comments of the clergy made a profound impression upon their hearers. Judge Estes was an elder in this church for thirty one years, and his last official service was that of moderator of the Athens Presbytery. For nearly twenty years he was superintendent of the Presbyterian Sunday School, and at the time of his death he was Vice President of Brenau College, in which he always took great interest.


There were many beautiful and elegant floral offerings on the casket, and as evidence of the esteem in which Judge Estes was held all stores and business houses were closed during the funeral service.

The remains were interred in Alta Vista Cemetery.


On account of the funeral of Judge Estes, the opening exercises of Brenau College, which were to have occurred this morning, were postponed until tomorrow at 10:30 o'clock. The college has received a greater number of girls at the beginning of this term than it has ever had before. The dormitory is full to overflowing,and some of its nearby cottages will have to be called into requisition, where the girls will be under the watchful care of teachers.



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