Marion H. Starnes

October 10, 1927March 12, 2019

Marion Hazel (Cooley) Starnes, age 91, has died, surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was born on October 10, 1927 in Waynesboro, Mississippi-one of eleven children. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a genuine friend to many. She was married to James E. Starnes, Sr. for 60 years before is death in June 2008. Together, they had three children: Patricia Ann Taylor, Joan Elizabeth (Ricky) Carrell, and James Edward (Verneuille) Starnes, Jr.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends. A graveside service for Mrs. Starnes will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. from Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Saraland, Alabama.


  • James E. Starnes Sr., Husband
  • Patricia Ann Taylor, Daughter
  • Joan Elizabeth (Ricky) Carrell, Daughter
  • James Edward Starnes Jr., Son
  • three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren
    numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends


  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Marion H. Starnes

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Aletta Slavis

March 14, 2019

Hazel Starnes was a beautiful person, full of grace and beauty! You were always treated like royalty when you visited her, and she was always thrilled to have company. My husband used to go and visit her, and he remembers always having homemade cakes and/or pies and drinks with her. She loved with all her heart! She and my mom, Sue Covington, were the "Thelma and Louise" cute couple! They had many years of fun together, whether it was shopping, canning, cooking, going out to eat, or just hanging out, they were always laughing and enjoying each other!

She will be sorely missed! But leaves an awesome legacy!

Prayers and condolences to you all!!

Aletta and Frank Slavis