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Linda Jones Hester
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DURHAM: Linda Jones Hester, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. She was born in Durham to the late Richard Rovie Jones, Sr. and Margaret Ruth Barber Jones. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clinton Van Hester.

Ms. Hester was a 1965 graduate of Cary High School and attended East Carolina University. She was formerly employed with Woodgraphics of Raleigh. She deeply loved God, her family and friends, and her community. She was a member of Sorrell’s Grove Baptist Church. Ms. Hester was the Regent of the General Davie Chapter of the North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution of Durham. She volunteered with the USO of Raleigh. She was involved with the Daylilly Garden Club, the Eno Regulators, the Questers, and the Durham Woman’s Club. Her care for others extended past her local community. She cared for orphans in China, and children in Taiwan and the Czech Republic. She left a beautiful legacy.

Ms. Hester is survived by her daughters, Ginger Reaves (Rick), Shannon Hartsock (Mike), Courtney Pike (Taylor); brother, Richard R. Jones, Jr. (Linda); grandchildren, Amanda Reaves, Gabriel Hartsock, Mikaila Hartsock, Brooke Pike, Natalie Pike, Lauren Pike, Caleb Pike; and numerous cousins, family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 11th from 6-8pm at Clements Funeral Home in Durham. A funeral service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, July 12th at Sorrell’s Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Airport Boulevard Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the Linda Hester Scholarship of the General Davie Chapter DAR. Memorials can be sent to Peggy Troxell, Treasurer, 141 E. King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2570.


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Visitation

Tuesday

11

Jul

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

Visitation

Wednesday

12

Jul

11:00 AM
Sorrell's Grove Baptist Church

210 Sorrell Grove Church Road
Morrisville, NC 27560


Memorial Contribution

Linda Hester Scholarship Fund

Linda Hester Scholarship of the General Davie Chapter DAR. Memorials can be sent to Peggy Troxell, Treasurer, 141 E. King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2570.
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