October 20, 2012
WYTHEVILLE, Va. — Jean Estelle Jones Gates, 89, of Wytheville, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. She was born on March 4, 1923, in Mount Airy, the daughter of the late James Walter and Lucy Ella Patterson Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur M. Gates Jr.; six sisters; and two brothers. Estelle was a member of Wytheville Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Larson of Wytheville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Wytheville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Brad Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from noon until service time at the Barnett Funeral Home. Flowers will be appreciated, or those who prefer may make memorial donations to the Wytheville Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com. Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, is handling the arrangements.