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February 21, 2024

Rheda Dale Starnes Elder

Rheda Dale Starnes Elder

Rheda Dale Starnes Elder, 73, of Taylorsville, stepped from her earthly home into her Heavenly home on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Rheda was born on November 28, 1947, in Catawba County, to the late Earnest and Laura Brittain Starnes. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed arts and crafts. She found fulfillment in serving her community. Rheda served on the Board of State Employees Association of North Carolina (SEANC).

Along with her parents, Rheda was preceded in death by her husband, Gary D. Elder; a brother, Gary Starnes; and a sister, Sheila Starnes.

Those left to cherish the memories of Mrs. Elder include her two sons, James Wesley Elder (Melissa Hoffman), and Larry Elder; four grandchildren, Olivia, Ethan, Faith and Elizabeth Elder; along with a number of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

Visitation for Rheda Elder will be conducted at Alexander Funeral Service on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., with the funeral service following at 12:00 p.m. Rev. Paul Schronce will officiate. Burial will follow in the Harrington Family Cemetery on JC Park Loop.

The family of Rheda requests that donations be made to Hospice & Home Care of Alexander County, Inc. @ 50 Lucy Echerd Ln, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Covid-19 restrictions apply to all funeral services.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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