Thelma Binkley Rives Estes, 88, of Goldston passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at UNC Hospice, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Estes was born in Chatham County on March 19, 1932 the daughter of Robert Binkley, Sr. and Loney McDaniel Binkley.
Thelma was a member of the Goldston Baptist Church, where she served on the flower committee. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially when she could be in her garden tending to her flowers. She spent her working years at Fisher Hardware in Virginia, Quality Molding in Siler City and retired from the Courier Company in Sanford. In addition to her parents, Thelma is preceded in death by her first husband David Ransom "Rank" Rives; second husband, Bill Estes; brothers, Robert Binkley, Jr., Odell Binkley, Arvey Binkley and Earl Binkley; and sisters, Agnes Gilliland and Elsie Brigham.
She is survived by her sisters, Betty Jean Lindley of Knightdale and Camilla Gilliland of Goldston; brothers, Ashley "Possom" Binkley of Siler City, Wesley Binkley of Bear Creek, Steve Binkley of Graham, Joe Binkley of Asheboro, and Larry Binkley of Siler City; and numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209, www.alz.org/northcarolina
Thelma will Lie in Repose on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC. The funeral will be Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Goldston Baptist Church, 190 North Church Street, Goldston with Rev Bruce MacInnes officiating. Burial will follow in Goldston Cemetery.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the Estes family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com