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05/09/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Emma Hudson Estes

Emma Hudson Estes
(d. 05 May 2014)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news this Friday.    Emma Hudson Estes, mother of the late    Helen Estes Thomas, Class of 1960 (d. 12 Feb 1997), and of the late Harvey Estes, NNHS / Ferguson HS Class of 1965 (d. 26 Sept 2007), passed away in Newport News on Monday, May 05, 2014 at the age of 92. 

From the Daily Press - 05/09/14:

      Emma Hudson Estes
      NEWPORT NEWS - Emma Hudson Estes, 92, died Monday, May 5, 2014. She was a native of South Hill, Virginia and had been a resident of Newport News since 1941.

Mrs. Estes retired from Belk's after 21 years of service. She was a member of Noland Memorial United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Estes was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Estes, her son, Harvey F. Estes and her daughter, Helen Estes Thomas.

Survivors include her sisters Evelyn Hudson Estes and Myrtle Hudson Manning, her daughter in law, Ann Estes, her 4 grandchildren: Kristi Thomas Irvin, Greg Thomas, Scott Estes, and Kim Estes Barber, and her 8 great-grandchildren.




The family will have a graveside funeral service on Saturday, May 10th at 12:30 p.m. in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the , 213 McLaws Cir., Williamsburg, VA 23185 ( 

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on May 9, 2014.
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May 09, 2014
I am deeply saddened to learn of Emma's passing. She and Carl were a beautiful loving couple and I was privileged to know them. She loved to bake and often shared cakes and other goodies when I would come by to work on the houses that I owned next door. My sincerest condolences go out to her family who she loved very much.

~ Chris Henderson, Williamsburg, Virginia

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Estes' family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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