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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
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Sally Starnes

Sally Jean Starnes (Benfield)

Friday, August 25th, 1939 - Friday, July 12th, 2019
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Sally Jean Benfield Starnes, age 79, of Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 12, 2019, at her residence. She was born August 25, 1939 and was the daughter of the late “Christy” Christopher Benfield and Jessie Hawkins Benfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband J.D. Starnes, two brothers, Jack and Owen Benfield and two sisters, Mary Watson and Ann Lou Schirmer.

Mrs. Starnes worked in the furniture industry and was a member of Temple Hill Baptist Church.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Jackie “Zeb” Starnes of Granite Falls, Johnny “Peanut” Starnes of Valdese; daughters Fonda Parsons of Granite Falls and Kim Kincaid (David) of Granite Falls. Also surviving are eight grandsons, Joshua Starnes, Zachary Starnes, Cole Starnes, B.J. Parsons, Justin Parsons, Jordan Starnes, Caleb Kincaid, and Kyle Kincaid.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 3:30-5:00 PM at Temple Hill Baptist Church with the Service to follow at Temple Hill at 5:00 PM officiated by Rev. Darrell Hatchell and Rev. Brian Correll. Burial will be in the Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Caldwell County Hospice & Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood St., Lenoir, NC 28645.

Mackie Funeral Home is serving the family.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Temple Hill Baptist Church
    4400 Temple Hill Church Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
  • Service

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Monday, July 15th, 2019 5:00pm
    Temple Hill Baptist Church
    4400 Temple Hill Church Road
    Granite Falls, NC 28630
    Rev. Darrell Hatchell
  • Interment

    Temple Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
    52 Duke St.
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Shirley Estes

Posted at 10:33pm
So sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She was a very sweet person. I will never forget her and JD talking to me one day at the Orthopaedic doctor's office about how good God had been to them and how much they loved Him. They both expressed their appreciation of God's blessings in their lives and the joy they felt in going to Temple Hill Baptist Church. They were an inspiration to me that day and I have never forgotten the conversation. I pray God comforts all of you with His love and her fond memories.
Shirley Reid Estes and Family..and my mom, Betty Reid

Renee Garnes

Posted at 02:36pm
My prayers are with you Jackie and Josh .. it was a pressure working and knowing Ms.Jean...

Tracy Smith

Posted at 03:25pm
Aunt Jean was a precious and loving lady..Praying God wraps his loving arms around the Family's time of great loss
Love to All of you..Tracy & Gary Smith

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