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35 Duke St.
P.O. Drawer 525
Granite Falls, NC 28630
Phone: (828) 396-3385
Fax: (828) 396-4055
Larry Starnes

Larry Dale "Dude" Starnes

Wednesday, November 11th, 1942 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Larry “Dude” Starnes, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Catawba Valley Medical Center. He was born November 11, 1942, son of the late Ray and Edith Sims Starnes.
Mr. Starnes was a veteran of the US Army and a faithful member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Director, RA Leader, and Deacon. He loved to hunt and fish.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Starnes.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Frances Starnes of the home; two daughters, Alicia Coffey (David) and Karen Bell (Scott) both of Granite Falls; one son, Jeff Starnes (Sarah) of Granite Falls; four grandsons, Daniel Coffey (Megan), Ashton Starnes, Cameron Bell, and Seth Bell; one granddaughter, Kristen McCreary (Cody); two great-grandsons, Colton McCreary and Anderson McCreary; one great-granddaughter, Harper Raye Coffey; one brother, Jerry R. Starnes.
A Graveside Service will be at Dudley Shoals Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 11:00 AM. Rev. Don Ingle and Rev. Gordon West will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to the Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Building Fund, 1882 Dudley Shoals Rd., Granite Falls, NC 28630.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Catawba Valley Medical Center for their devotion and care for Mr. Starnes during his sickness.
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    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 11:00am
    Graveside Rites
    Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery
    Rev. Don Ingle
    Rev. Gordon West
  • Interment

    Dudley Shoals Baptist Church Cemetery
    granite falls, NC 28630


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Lisa Cooper

Posted at 09:59am
Starnes Family i am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you all during this time. Dude was a always smiling when he and Fran came into DSES for lunch with the grandchildren. My prayers are with you all.

Tony Hartley

Posted at 10:14am
I am so sorry to hear of this loss of such a wonderful man. He will certainly be missed. I loved the times us guys used to have breakfast together before this awful pandemic at Al's. Such good humor and all around great guy and will forever be written in our hearts. Doctor apptmt will make me miss the grave side service but my heart will be there.

Pamela Owens

Posted at 06:14pm
Karen and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I pray each of you will find peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I would like to thank Mr Starnes for his service to our country! I appreciate and honor him and his family for their sacrifice.
Much love to all❤️

Rudy Snow

Posted at 10:27am
Prayers to the family. Dude was a great person to have known. Rudy Snow

Tammy Coffey

Posted at 09:52am
God I ask that you bless and comfort this family in a special way, as only you can.
Dude is a great man and will be missed dearly.
R I P my friend until we meet again.

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