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Estella Irene Blevins Powers Goss

July 6, 1925 — June 20, 2024


Estella Irene Blevins Powers Goss

Estella was with us until just days before her 99th birthday celebration. She was a lifelong native of Ashe County, NC and lifelong member of Lansing Presbyterian Church where she was the pianist for many years. After early high school graduation, she attended Appalachian State Teachers College and graduated at the young age of 16. Her career as a teacher spanned 34 years, first at Lansing High School and then Northwest Ashe High School. She touched the lives of countless young people with her caring spirit and often encountered former students who thanked her for the positive impact she had on their lives.

Estella was the daughter of the late James Oscar Blevins and Lockie Carolina Elliott Blevins. She was preceded in death by her brother Ray Blevins, her sister Frances Blevins Glenn and two loving husbands, Raymond Mack Powers and Thomas Ivan Goss.

Estella is survived by five loving children, Gail Powers Pierpoint, Mack Powers and wife Sherry, Janis Powers Roten and husband Bob, Sandy Goss Lemly and husband Jesse and Ginger Goss Wagner, as well as 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly.

In keeping with her desire to promote education and medical science, she made the decision early on to donate her body to Bowman Gray School of Medicine.

As she requested, there will be no funeral service but a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The family would like to give many thanks to the staff and caregivers at Generations Ashe Assisted Living and Medi-Home Hospice of West Jefferson, NC.

The family respectfully requests no food or flowers. Donations in memory of Estella may be made to: Lansing Presbyterian Church, PO Box 65, Lansing, NC 28643 or J.O. Blevins Cemetery Fund, c/o Mack Powers, PO Box 127, Lansing, NC 28643.

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