Donna Estes

Donna Estes

Thursday, January 31st, 1935 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Donna Lee Estes, 84, of Franklin, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020.

Born in Akron, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late John Henry Sholts and Elizabeth DeRoussee Sholts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Edward Estes; two brothers, John and Joe Sholts and three sisters, Barbara Finch, Addie Mae Hustick and Lydia Yanke. She worked at Burlington and CR Industries and attended Riverside Fellowship Church. Donna will be remembered for her love for everyone, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by three children, Milton Estes (Joan) of Franklin, Sharon Morehead (Claude) of Westminster, SC and Steve Estes (Leoda) of Franklin; sister, Mary McGaughey of Union Lake, MI; six grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 am Friday, January 17, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Rodriguez will officiate. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Levi Estes, Spencer Houston, Jake Michael, Colin Field, Wyatt Yates and Eric Peters.

Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Service

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 17th, 2020 11:00am
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Interment

    Friday, January 17th, 2020 |
    Friday, January 17th, 2020
    Salem Cemetery
    River Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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Sterling Passmore

Posted at 05:56pm
To the family of Miss Donna...I enjoyed Miss Donna's smile for 5.5 years while I was manager at Westgate Terrace...she loved each and everyone of her family was very obvious by her SMILE as she would share her stories about them. She would stop by about once a week and we would sit and chat. I am so glad that God brought Miss Donna to Westgate or I would have never met one of the sweetest people walking this earth. We all have our time on this earth.....even though Miss Donna is no longer with us in flesh she is one Spirit that will never be forgotten. Our loss is Gods gain.....another Angel has found her wings!!!
Sterling R. Passmore

Gretchen Beck

Posted at 07:19pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Mrs. Donna loved her family and friends. She was always wearing a smile and had the best laugh!

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