Esta Radcliff


Esta Radcliff, age 87, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Asheville, N.C., surrounded by her loving family.

She was the wife of James Radcliff and the daughter of the late Floyd and Elizabeth Payne.

She was a member of the Fruit of the Labor Church in Fairview, N.C. Esta dearly loved her family, working in her flowers and collecting baby dolls.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Webster, Michael Webster and Teddy Webster; one grandson, Junior Messer; and several brothers and sisters.

Esta is survived by her husband of 50 years, James Radcliff; and two daughters, Barbara (Ralph) Bruno and Blenda Webster. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, J.C. (Martha) Payne; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., with Pastor Willie Warren officiating.

Burial followed in the Bee Knob Cemetery.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service from 11 a.m. until noon at the funeral home.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.