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Bonnie Carr Estes, 86, of Dunkirk died Jan. 21, 2013, at home.

She was born in Powellton, W.Va., to the late Mont and Beulah Mayes Carr.

She had lived in Rainelle, W.Va., before moving to Calvert County six years ago. She was a homemaker who enjoyed reading, needlecraft and cooking. She was a big Washington Nationals fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Johnny Estes, who died in 1989.

She is survived by her sons, Johnny Bruce Estes and his wife, Glenda, of Ringgold, Ga., and Dennis Estes and his wife, Diana, of Buckhannon, W.Va.; daughters, Irlanda Jones and her husband, Robert, of Arnold and Denise Bennett and her husband, Daniel, of Dunkirk; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 26 at Smathers Funeral Chapel in Rainelle, W.Va.

Interment followed at Wallace Memorial Cemetery in Clintonville, W.Va., with the Rev. Kermit Hunter officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, or online at

Local arrangements were provided by Raymond-Wood Funeral Home in Dunkirk.