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Elsie Geneva Starling

April 16, 1932 July 17, 2019
Elsie Geneva  Starling
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Member of Central Baptist Church, Oak Ridge, Tn. With her devoted husband Carl at her side, Elsie Geneva Starling, 87, formerly of Oak Ridge, joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 17, 2019. Elsie was born in Ringgold, Georgia, in 1932, to Charles A. and Margaret Lockhart Clark, and is a Bible-believing Christian. She graduated from Ringgold High School in 1949 where she was active in numerous school organizations, including 4-H. She also played all four years on the varsity basketball team. Elsie married Carl D. Starling on July 29, 1950, and was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She chose homemaker as her career and devoted herself to serving others and selflessness. Elsie served as a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, Brownie, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout leader and served in the Parent Teacher Associations at her children’s schools. Her favorite activities included homemaking, Bible study, gardening, and serving others, wherever she saw a need, wherever she saw a hurt, wherever someone needed love and care. Mrs. Starling is survived by her husband Carl; daughter, S. Teresa Ridings and Mickey, Brentwood; Pamela C. Shirley and Carl Clifford II, Farragut; David A. Starling, Farragut; and granddaughters LeeAnna J. Melton and Chad, Brentwood; Brooke Hickman and Russell, Columbia; Stephanie Schneider and Josh, Knoxville; Carl Clifford Shirley III and Jessie, Clarksville; Michelle Riley and Jason, Cypress, Texas; Tiffany and Gabrielle Starling, Farragut; and great grandchildren Madeline, Miles, and Molly Melton, Brentwood; Amelia Rose Hickman, Columbia; Maggie, Libby, and Will Schneider, Knoxville; and Ford and Carson Shirley of Clarksville. The family thanks Hospice and the many caregivers at Northshore Heights who showered Elsie and her family with love.
In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by brothers Alvin, Curtiss, Grady, and Jennings Clark, and sister S. Mildred Trew. Receiving of friends is scheduled at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge for Sunday, July 21, from 12:30-2:00pm. The funeral will begin at 2:00pm with Dr. David Crocker officiating, and private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army.
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Visitation

Sunday

21

Jul

12:30 PM 7/21/2019 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Sunday

21

Jul

2:00 PM 7/21/2019 2:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Private graveside

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States
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