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Virginia Estes

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Virginia Jennie Estes, 93, died Sunday, July 30, 2006, at St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo.

Born March 24, 1913, in Sitka, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Robert Aaron and Mellie Lee Gann.

On Jan. 18, 1934, in Williford, Ark., she married James Rowe Estes, who preceded her in death on May 30, 2003. She was also preceded in death by one son, James Robert Estes.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosa Lee Metzger, of Hayti, Mo., and Mary E. Shoaf, of Jefferson City; one sister, Roberta Fletcher, of West Memphis, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the H.S. Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Caruthersville, Mo., with the Rev. Bobby Bradford officiating.

Burial was in the Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville.

Family members served as pallbearers.