Juanita Mae (Harkey) Starr

June 27, 1924 ~ April 27, 2021 (age 96)


Juanita Mae Harkey Starr, age, 96, of Sanford, NC, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at her home.

She was born in Lee County, on June 27, 1924, to the late Floyd Harkey and Mamie Pardue Harkey.  Mrs. Starr worked in retail sales for several years prior to retirement.  She was preceded in death in addition to her parents; her husband Orvel Starr, Jr. of 71 years of marriage, several brothers and sisters, and grandchildren, Karl Kreusch and James Lanny Whitaker, II.

She is survived by five sons, David Starr and wife Linda, Richard Starr and Norma Black, Rodney Starr and wife Susie, Tony Starr and wife Rebecca, and Gary Starr and wife Kim all of Sanford; four daughters, Rita Kreusch of Lillington, Patty Oakley and husband Buck of Cameron, Crystal Garner and husband Tony of Cumnock, and Lisa Perry and husband Michael of Pittsboro; seventeen grandchildren; and twenty-nine great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the family home.  A graveside service will be held Sat., May 1, 2021, 2PM at Cool Springs Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Lacy Fry and Rev. Steve Johnson officiating. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert McConville and FirstHealth Hospice for their excellent care of our mother.

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Graveside Service
May 1, 2021

2:00 PM
Cool Springs Baptist Church
1313 Cool Springs Rd
Sanford, NC 27330

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