Meridian Star


March 13, 2014

Bertha Ivey Starnes

MERIDIAN —     Graveside services for Bertha Ivey Starnes will be held Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014, at 2 p.m., at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Dr. Dan Lanier officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Starnes, 96, of Bailey, died Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014, at her residence. She was a homemaker and member of The Gideons Ladies Auxiliary.

    Survivors include: her children: Patricia and Jim Nelson of Bailey, Bill and Wallie Starnes of Meridian, Robert L. and Carolyn Starnes of Russell, Charles and Karen Starnes of Marion; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; and extended family.

    She was preceded in death by: her husband of seventy-six years, W.C. “Winston” Starnes; parents Lloyd and Lena Ivey; infant brother, brother, Walter B. Ivey; sister, Judy Russell; grandson, Jonathan Starnes.

    The family requests memorials be made to The Gideons International, or to the church or charity of your choice.

    Pallbearers will be members of The Gideon International.

    Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at

    Visitation will be held Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014, from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. at Robert Barham Family Funeral Home.

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