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“JOHN WAS A GOOD PERSON & A GOOD HUSBAND & A GOOD FATHER. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: LAURA NICOLE STARNES - NC

“Hellena, I'm so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your dad, but have always heard great things about him. Cherish the memories you have of him and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Connie Hendrix - Rutherfordton, NC

“D.C ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: DC BEHELER - RUTHERFORDTON, NC

“JOHN WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF D.C. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: LAURA NICOLE STARNES D.C. BEHELER - NC

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to loose someone you love and care so much for. I pray that God will guide you through all the...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: La Costa Edwards - Forest City, NC

“So Sorry for your loss. Remember he will always be with you and watching over you! If you need us we are only a call away! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Shawn Mast - Rutherfordton, NC

“I know this is a hard time but remember you and your family are in the prayers of many people that love you! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Wilson - Rutherfordton, NC

“I did not know him that well, but I know he was a good man! I am only a phone call away. Love you all! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Alexandria Shepherd - NC

“Remember he will always be with you all. Praying for the family. May God comfort you now an always. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: daphnie atchley

“He was a Great Grandpa and i loved him and i was at school and i did not get to say GoodBye and I love you and your in a better place we miss you ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Joshua - Gilkey,NC, NC - Grandson

“I LOVE. MY DAD AND HE WAS A GOOD DAD AND I AM GOING TO MISS HIM A BUNCH.ME AND DC WILL MISS HIM. TOO. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: LAURA NICOLE STARNES - NC

“Our hearts and Prays are with all of you may God confort your heart and carrry you through these times of sorrow .He will be missed our Love and...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Janie Hollifield - Nebo, NC


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John Lewis Starnes, age 73, of Gilkey died Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at his residence. A native of Catawba County he was the son of the late Roy and Katy Starnes. He had worked at Spindale Mills and later did yard work.

He is survived by his wife; Betty Craig Starnes.

Two Daughters:
Hellena Bostic and husband Tommy of Gilkey,
Laura Starnes of Gilkey

One Son:
Jimmy Dean Starnes and wife Jamie of Greenville , SC

Grandchildren
John Robert Bostic, Jerry Lee Bostic and Josh Craig Bostic all of Gilkey and Jessica Reedy of Greenville SC

Brothers and Sisters
Ruby Bolick
Sally Smith
Kaye Phillips
Jr. Starnes all of Granite Falls,
Henry Starnes of Taylorsville, NC

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Thursday, February 6, 2014 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at Welcome Home Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 7, 2014 with Rev. Wayne White officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.