Estelle Brooks Magness

Mrs. Estelle Brooks Magness, age 97, died Monday, April 9, 2018, in Martin. Funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday) at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin with Rev. Donald Doster officiating. Burial was in Cates Cemetery. Pallbearers were Keith Fowler, Chris Fowler, Duane Merritt, Gerald Merritt, Austin Kellough and Scott Fisher. She was a graduate of Martin High School and was retired from Brown Shoe Company and Bay-B-Shoes. She was a long time member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Martin and was very proud to be the oldest member of the church. She is survived by her son, James Magness of Booneville, Miss.; five grandchildren, Josh Magness, Jason Magness, Amy Jill Magness, Carrie Harris and Parker Magness; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Lee Magness; her son, Edward Lynn Magness; parents, James W. Brooks and Clara Hemphill Brooks; and brother, Gilbert Brooks. Online tributes may be left at

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