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April 24, 2024

Carolyn Starnes Clark

Carolyn Starnes Clark

Carolyn Starnes Clark, 75, of Lincolnton, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Carolyn was born February, 28, 1941, in Caldwell County, daughter of the late Roscoe Starnes and Pauline Shull Starnes.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ned Starnes; and a son-in-law, Timothy Fincannon.

She worked for DeVille Furniture and in the furniture industry for 38 years. Carolyn loved traveling, taking trips with her husband and seeing the country on their motorcycle. An everyday woman on the go, she was kind, passionate, southern and sassy, and had a fun loving personality.

She enjoyed the finer things in life, gardening, flowers, cooking for her family, and listening to her main man, Elvis Presley, with Blake Shelton a close second. But above all, she will be remembered as the matriarch, as her family was her life.

Survivors include her husband, Barry Clark of the home; three daughters, Vickie Andrews and husband Keith, and Debbie Shuford, all of Bethlehem, and Tammy Fincannon of Dudley Shoals; two granddaughters, Heather Andrews of San Francisco, California, and Myra Fincannon of Wilmington; two brothers, Pete Starnes and Sam Starnes of Bethlehem; two sisters, Brenda Bolick of Bethlehem, and Delaine Bentley of Taylorsville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the chapel of Bass-Smith Funeral Home, with Pastor Andy Royal officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith Funeral Home, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be: Kevin Bentley, Ricky Bolick, Tracy Starnes, Tanner Starnes, Nick Maye, and William Riveria. Honorary pallbearer will be Maddoux Austin.

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Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory, in Hickory, is serving the family of Carolyn Starnes Clark.

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