Longtime Natchez sports writer dead at age 84

Glenvall Estes, who wrote sports, news and columns for the Natchez Democrat from 1947 until his retirement in 2004, died this past weekend at age 84.

His death Sunday followed a long illness.

Funeral services Tuesday morning at First Baptist Church in Natchez, and burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery.

During his 57-year run in sports, Estes was elected president of the Mississippi Sportswriters Association, inducted into the Mississippi Sportswriter's Association Hall of Fame and honored by the Miss-Lou Chapter of the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame.