Obituary: Dana Leigh Estes

Friday, May 27, 2011

Dana Leigh Estes, 48, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

A native of Brownsville, Tenn., she was the daughter of Robert L. and Betty Joyce White Swain. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Chapel in Shelbyville.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, James Michael Estes of Lewisburg; five sons, Christopher Michael Estes (Stephanie) of Lenoir City, and Samuel Lawson Estes, Caleb David Estes, Jonathon Daniel Estes, and Benjamin James Estes, all of Lewisburg; one brother, Robert R. Swain (Rebecca) of Maryville; and one sister, Betty Ann Dickens (Brian) of Lebanon; and many friends in Christ.

Funeral services for Mrs. Estes will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, May 27, from the chapel of Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Visitation with the family began Thursday, and continues on Friday, May 27, from 1:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Caleb Estes education fund at 1975 Mount Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

You may sign Mrs. Estes' online registry at