Lillie Zoree McCall Ariail Hester

Lillie Hester, 103, of Simpsonville, passed away on Sunday, May 9, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Shufford and Lula McCall.

Mrs. Hester is survived by a sister, Sallie Mae Rogers; her daughter, Lillian A. Kilgore; nieces and nephews, and many grandchildren to great-great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by both of her husbands, Jesses Ariail and Ralph Hester; two sons, Jesse Ariail, Jr. and George Martin Ariail; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and five siblings.

Mrs. Hester lived most of her life in the Simpsonville community. Her family was primarily farmers and outdoorsmen, living off the land. She also made a living from home by raising dogs, and growing flowers and plants. She loved flowers, with pink roses being her favorite.

Mrs. Hester attended Cross Roads Baptist Church and Fork Shoals Baptist Church. She attributed her longevity to “Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may belong on the earth.” Exodus 20:12

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Fork Shoals Baptist Church with Rev. Jay Howard officiating. Those in attendance will be asked to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Interment will follow in Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the committal service.      

Condolences to the family of Lillie Zoree McCall Ariail Hester

  • Pepper Humphrey
    3 years ago

    Aunt Zoree was a very special person. I know she loved the Lord and is thrilled to be in his presence. My Prayers for her family in this time. She was an inspiration to me and countless others and will be missed but never forgotten. I know I never will! Signed, her niece and fishing buddy, Shirley Pepper.

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