Georgia Starnes

Dec. 16, 1937 — Aug. 13, 2010

HIGH POINT — Georgia Ann Farmer Starnes died August 13, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born December 6, 1937, in Wilson, N.C., to Annie Bryant Farmer and George Harrison Farmer. She grew up in Elm City, N.C., and graduated from Elm City High School in 1955. She attended Duke University, graduating in 1959. While at Duke, Georgia met Byron Starnes, and they married July 11, 1959. Byron survives of the home.
She is preceded in death by her father, George Harrison Farmer of Elm City. Surviving in addition to her husband are her mother, Annie Bryant Farmer of Elm City; her daughter, Ann Reece and her husband, Jordan, of High Point; two grandsons, Walt Reece of Wake Forest University and High Point, and Harrison Reece of High Point. Also surviving are her mother-in-law Helen Starnes of High Point; sister-in-law Pat McEachern and husband, Ted, of Virginia Beach, Va.; niece Sally Bentley and husband Keith of Hickory, N.C.; nephew Ed McEachern of Atlanta, Ga.; niece Amy McEachern of Los Angeles, Calif.; several great nieces and nephews, as well as her many wonderful friends.
Georgia was a member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point Country Club, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and was a former member of the Junior League of High Point, the Literary League, Dialogue Book Club, La Soiree, her garden club and several bridge clubs.
A memorial service will be held Monday, August 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Richard Howle and the Rev. Barry P. Osborne. Visitation will follow the service in the Asbury Room of the church.
Memorials may be made to the Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
The family would like to thank the High Point Regional Cancer Center and Hospice of the Piedmont for their loving and compassionate care.
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