Estelle L. Barnes
January 22, 2013
Estelle Lavona Barnes, 89, of Dunkirk, MD passed away on January 22, 2013 in Arlington. VA. She was born in a small town in Northeast Arkansas. She completed high school and married William Johnson, II. They had four children before he was killed in World War II. Estelle managed to provide for her children, including sending all four to college.
Estelle worked as a bookkeeper for several companies in Arkansas and prepared tax returns for private clients for many years. She was the secretary for the local Rotary Club. She ran for the office of City Treasurer for Jonesboro, Arkansas and was reelected many times before she resigned to take a position with the U.S. Marshall’s Office in Little Rock.
While attending a conference, she met William T. Barnes and they married in 1976. His position with the US Supreme Court took the couple to Saipan where Estelle was appointed as the 1st District Court Clerk for the Pacific Marianna Islands, and with her husband, established the framework for the District Court for the area. She and her husband travelled for pleasure to several European countries. She was a member of Capitol Hill United Methodist Church for many years.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, William T. Barnes of Dunkirk, MD; sons, William “Bill” Johnson and wife Chantal of Arlington; Ken Johnson and wife Robin of Monticello, AR; William “Billy” Barnes of Dunkirk; Myrna Gillespie of Jonesboro, AR and Sandra Caldwell and husband Roger of Okeechobee, FL; brother, Herbert Bodell of Heber Springs, AR; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10 am to 11 am at Raymond-Wood Funeral Home, 10684 Southern Maryland Blvd. (Rt. 4 S) Dunkirk, MD 20754 (map/directions). Funeral services will begin at 11 am. Interment will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (DONATE), PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Visiting - Raymond-Wood Funeral Home, Dunkirk - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral Services - Raymond-Wood Funeral Home - 11:00 a.m.