Lillie Loretta Starkey

November 20, 1940January 1, 2021

Lillie Loretta Starkey, 80, of Mayflower, Arkansas, died Friday, January 1, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was born November 20, 1940 in Mount Vernon, Arkansas, a daughter of the late Elwin Dale and Elsie Lacewell Rickett. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Dean McClain and later, VK Starkey; a daughter, Kathy McClain Sanders and her sister, Irene Rickett. Lille worked in staff development, and was very active in AAMD convention and worked with Special Olympics for 15 years. She was Baptist. She is survived by her son, Glenn R. “Randy” McClain; grandchildren, Alana Jones, Krista McClain, Kevyn and Cody Rounsavall; Ian Sanders; great-grandchildren, Jessie, Bailey, Wyatt, Coby, Jade, Ava and extended grandchildren, Brandi Kelley and Jessica Wertz. She is also survived by her siblings, Margretta Koonce, Georgetta (Judy) Gossett; Tommy and Martha Gray; Carlton and Jackie Gray; Darlene Harrell; Rex Grady; and Travis Gray, as well as many nieces and nephews—and she loved them all. Funeral for Lillie will be held at 2:00pm, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Conway, with visitation to begin at 1:00pm. She will be buried on Wednesday at noon, in Avery Cemetery, Avery, Texas, under the direction of Griffin Leggett Conway. As with standard Covid-19 practices, face coverings must be worn and social distancing must be observed for those wishing to attend Lillie’s services. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the exceptional care given to Mrs. Starkey by Arkansas Hospice and Ashely, Shauna the the 2 “Taylors.”


  • Michael Stivers
  • Kevin Gray
  • James McClinton
  • Cody Rounsavall
  • Stacy Gossett
  • Junior Reagan, Honorary Bearer


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Burial

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021


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Dena Ford

January 17, 2021

So sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing.I have a lot of great memories of her at Aunt Robbies.Rest in peace Loretta.I love you.Prayers & thoughts to the family.

Debbie Willis

January 5, 2021

Aunt Loretta
I will forever love you and never will I forget you. Don't tell your other sisters but you were always my favorite. You and I had the same hobbies. We both loved to cook and always had to have all the new kitchen gadgets 😊 you will always have a special place in my heart. Love you here and after,
Your Deb ❤

Missy Dixon

January 5, 2021

l Love Ms Loretta she was like a mother to me she was a very good cook and I will always keep her in my hear She's with God now and watching down from heaven

Robin Carrico

January 5, 2021

I remember going over and seeing her and talking to her. She is a loving woman we had a lot of memories I will miss her dearly.

James Mcclinton

January 4, 2021

Your smile stole the room.
Your laugh i will remember forever
Im So grateful the Creator allowed me time to spend with you.
Them jokes them stories the little "Lordy Lordy"
All melted my heart.
To the family thank you for sharing her with me.
My prayers are with you all
WE LOVE YOU Nanny ...

Christy Walker

January 3, 2021

There will never be another lady like Aunt Loke! Always cutting up and laughing, she loved her family so very much! She is going to missed by so many. I love you aunt Loke!