Estella W. Kinser

July 12, 1919May 8, 2014

Estella Kinser, of Chattanooga, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, May 08, 2014 at her home. She was 94 years old.

Estella was born and raised in Smithville, Tennessee and has been a longtime resident of the Chattanooga area. She worked at Fowler Furniture. Estella was a member of White Oak Baptist Church for over 56 years. She served as a volunteer for Red Cross for 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Elmo Kinser; her parents, two sisters and a brother.

Estella is survived by her son, Dr. Davis K. (Mary) Cope of Fargo, North Dakota; step son, Jack (Jean) Kinser of Chattanooga; step grandson, Tom (Tisherrie) Kinser of Chattanooga; her special friends, Steve, Stacy, Jake and Sydney Seeger, Mary Ruth Barker and lifelong friend, Bea Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 2 pm to 5 pm on Monday, May 12 and again from 12 pm to 1 pm on Tuesday at the North Chapel.

A funeral service for Estella will follow at 1 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home chapel with her pastor Tony Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank the staff at Hamby Haven at Hamilton for their love and care. Katy, Margaret, Ernestine and Felicia will hold her in their loving memories.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson.


  • Visitation Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Visitation Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Estella W. Kinser

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charlotte gooden

May 13, 2014

We hope it is a comfort to you to know friends and classmates share in your sorrow. Our prayers are with you and yours at this time.

Red Bank High School
Class of 1967

May 12, 2014

Hello Dr. Cope I am very sorry about Aunt Estella my condolences to the family. I am your cousin Lynda J, Cope Moore. My Dad was your Uncle Drophia A. Cope and Mom was Katie Lee.I haven't seen you since you were small; I think you saw Johnny Barnes our cousin more than you saw me or Roy and Pam.I live in Hixson 8416 Daisy Dallas Rd not far from where your Dad lived. Again I am sorry for your loss. Lynda Moore 423 903 6710 cell