Estelle Lee McLamb Tew, 93, of 14752 Spivey’s Corner Highway, Newton Grove, N.C., passed away March 16, 2017, at Mary Gran Nursing Center, Clinton, N.C.
Estelle, born Aug. 20, 1923, in Cumberland County, was the daughter of the late Cleveland McLamb and Lula Draughon McLamb, and the widow of Lambert G. Tew. Lambert and Estelle were married 67 years. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond McLamb.
Estelle worked as a cosmetologist in her own salon until she was 86 years old. She also worked at the families’ Peanut Shop in Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, N.C. There she made fudge, various homemade candies, and developed many friendships. She was well known for her delicious pound cakes. When she was not busy with other chores, working in her garden was a must. She always had a variety of beautiful shrubs and flowers growing in the yard and many people would stop to admire hers plants in bloom. When the vegetable garden was full, she would harvest and preserve them for family and friends.
Estelle was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church for many years. As a devoted Christian, she cherished her church family and Sunday School Class. She looked forward to the services and had not missed a Sunday in 2016 when she suffered a fall in October and was not able to attend again.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Tew Peele and husband Bob Peele of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Gregory Lee Peele and Nicole Peele Ferguson of Fayetteville, N.C.; special daughters, Ann Hinton and Phyllis Dupree, both of Willow Spring, N.C.
The family received friends March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328.
A funeral service will be held at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11341 N. U.S. 421 Highway, Clinton, N.C., on Monday, March 20, 2017, at 3 p.m. with the Rev. W.H. Calcutt and the Rev. Matthew Creech, officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Tabernacle Pentecostal Freewill Baptist Church, 6570 High House Road, Salemburg, N.C.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 11341 N. U.S. 421 Highway, Clinton, NC 28328.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.crumplerhoneycutt. com.
Arrangements are by Crumpler-Honeycutt Funeral Home, 118 Fayetteville St., Clinton, NC 28328
Estelle Lee McLamb Tew