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Debra Hales Hester

December 30, 1960 October 14, 2019
Debra Hales Hester
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Durham: Debra Hales Hester, 58, died Monday, October 14, 2019, at Duke University Hospital. She was born in Durham, the daughter of the late James Wilbur Hales and Rose Hales. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Lynn Hester. Debbie was a graduate of Southern High School. She was a loving and caring grandmother, Ian was the apple of her eye.

Mrs. Hester is survived by her daughter, Crystal Elizabeth Hester; granddaughter, Autumn Semaj-Lyann Levine; grandson, Ian Christopher-Manley Hester and brother, James Wilbur Hales, II.

A memorial service will be held will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9 at Kerr Damn in Henderson, NC. Following the service the family will receive friends at her daughter’s home in Chapel Hill.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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