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Dora May Estes
 
Mrs. Dora May ESTES passed away quietly at the home of her daughter 
Mrs. Stella JENKINS, 1108 South 18th Street, Thursday p.m. July 26th 
at 4 o'clock after several months of illness of complicated diseases.
 
Mrs. ESTES was born and reared in ___ being 72 years 2 months. Mrs. ESTES 
was born and reared in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood and lived her entire 
life in and around Mt. Vernon with the exception of about 17 years when she 
lived on a farm in Spring Garden. She was the youngest daughter of Jordan and 
Mary Ann TYLER. Everything that skillful hands can do was done to relieve her 
but all in vain.
 
At the age of 25, she was married to Mr. John WILLMORE, who preceded her in
death 29 years ago. In 1906, she again was married to the younger brother 
Rev. Henry WILLMORE and he passed away in 1918. Later in 1921, she was again 
married to Downing C. ESTES who survives her passing,
 
About 25 years ago Sister ESTES became interested in her soul and eternal 
well being, at which time she became a Christian, being converted and baptized, 
she became a member of the Saints of the Church of God. She attended church as 
long as her health would permit. She often expressed the desire to attend 
services but her health would not permit. In the last months of suffering 
when visited by the pastor she would inquire about the church and Saints.  
She was a devoted wife, mother and nieghbor, willing to help any one whom she 
was able.  Until her dying hours, she prayed for health but if it is not your 
will to heal me take me home.  Many times she had said "take me home."
 
Those left to mourn her passing: her husband, a daughter, five grandchildren, 
four-great grandchidren, a number of nieces and nephews, with other relatives 
and a number of friends.


ESTES         DORA       MAY           F/W  UNK  2410094 1934-07-26 JEFFERSON   MT VERNON   34-07-27
Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta



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