Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Dorothy Lucille Wilhoit Starnes

Dorothy Lucille Wilhoit Starnes, 72, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Thursday September 13, 2018 at CHS-Main, Charlotte, NC. Her funeral service will be 2 PM Wednesday September 19, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Bob Gruver and Rev. Ron Honeycutt officiating. Burial will follow in Randalls United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening September 18, 2018 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle.

Dorothy was born August 14, 1946 in Rowan County, NC and was the daughter of the late Grady Thomas Wilhoit and Lula Irene Hinson Wilhoit. She was a graduate of 1965 of South Stanly High School. Mrs. Starnes was a Homemaker and a member of Randalls United Methodist Church. She loved her grandchildren and had a great attitude and loved to make others happy. Dorothy was also a devoted member in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Mrs. Starnes is survived by her husband Gene M. Starnes, Sr. of the home. Other survivors include two sons Gene Starnes, Jr. and wife Cathy of Mt. Pleasant, NC and Grady Starnes and wife Christy of Randleman, NC; daughter Nancy S. Burleson and husband Bobby of New London, NC; brother Harold Wilhoit of Albemarle, NC; three sisters Linda Davis and Jean Eudy both of Albemarle, NC and Frances Foster of Belton, SC; grandchildren Brittany Starnes, Austin Burleson, Morgan Starnes, Holley Burleson, Holli Story, Emily Riggs, Jimmy Jacobs and Kevin Jacobs; great-grandchildren Asher, Zoe, Addison, Keelynn, Westin and Greyson. Dorothy was also preceded in death by a grandson Matthew Starnes and several brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the American Legion Post Ladies Auxiliary Unit 520, P.O. Box 526, Albemarle, NC 28002.



  • Ttoy & Lisa Hoffman Posted September 14, 2018 12:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a great person inside and out always love seeing her at Gradys for cookout. She will truly be missed. My God bless yall.

  • Gavin Poplin Posted September 14, 2018 1:58 pm

    Bless this family and be with the Lord. Lucille was a wonderful women may she rest in peace

  • Cheryl/Jerry Boone Posted September 14, 2018 2:09 pm

    We are saddened by
    Lucille’s passing. Praying for the family…..we love you all!

  • Beth Hinson Posted September 14, 2018 2:25 pm

    So sorry to hear that Lucille has passed away, she was such a kind person. Prayers for Gene and all the family.

    Richard and Beth Hinson

  • Carol Brooks Posted September 14, 2018 6:42 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed our band times together. The family is very much in my thoughts, love and prayers. God bless and be with you all.

  • Gary Richardson Posted September 15, 2018 8:07 am

    I’m extremely sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I never had the opportunity to meet her, however knowing and working with you and seeing the son that both of your parents raised i’m sure she was a terrific person and mother. My sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

    May God Bless and Strengthen you and your family,
    Gary Richardson

  • Georgia M Inskeep Posted September 15, 2018 5:28 pm

    Prayers for your family.

  • Todd & Ann Hopkins Posted September 19, 2018 9:20 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.

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