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Berry Highland Memorial

5315 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Carol Dawne Estes

April 9, 1938September 17, 2019
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Carol Dawne Estes, 81, of Powell, TN. Passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, following a long battle with peritoneal cancer. She was preceded in death by parents Stewart and Flora Day. Carol was a beautiful, sweet-spirited person with a lovely smile who brought a ray of sunshine along with her wherever she went. She was active in the Helping Hands Ministries and Triple L (Living Longer and Loving it) at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, TN. She enjoyed sewing for others, spending time with friends and loved ones, reading and watching the gold finches in her yard in the spring and summer. Her strong faith in God enabled her to face her illness with dignity and serenity all along the way. She leaves to mourn her loss, her children, son Joel Estes (Jean); daughter, Rene’ Wischow; sister, Bettie Kurtz; nephew, Ted Pietrzak (Noel); six grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and the love of her life, Bill Phelps, Sr. Visitation will be held at the Highland Memorial Chapel, 5315 Kingston Pike on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, service at 2:00 pm with burial to follow. Officiated by Dr. Thomas Sweet and Rev. Fran Vickers. In lieu of flowers, Carol requested that donations be made to Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pk., Knoxville, TN.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 21, 2019
  • Graveside Saturday, September 21, 2019

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Rene Estes Wischow

October 11, 2019

My Mother was kind and loving to her son and her friends. She was cruel and sadistic to her daughter.

She had countless opportunities to create a positive lived experience for me and in the end she chose cruelty.

René

Wanda Howard

September 22, 2019

So sorry about Carol. My sympathy and prayers to the family.

Carol was a wonderful friend and we had lots of fun times. She could always make you laugh, even if the joke was something that had happened to her. She was a beautiful, kind, good hearted lady. Will miss her.

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