Esther Lee Rhodes, 90, of Manila, the widow of Owen Rhodes, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. Born at Taylor, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Josephine Gatlin and had been a Manila resident for most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Milligan Ridge Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Dorothia Endicott, Shirley Baugh, and Helen Williams, all of Manila; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Alfred Lee Rhodes; her brother, Joe Wesley Gatlin and her sister, Pearl Miller.
The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Waymon Holt officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery.