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Quevia Lincoln “Q.L.” Starnes, age 70, Telford, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Starnes was a native of Washington County and son of the late Lacy & Mildred Hagood Starnes. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Starnes retired from Baxter Pharmaceutical and was a cattle and tobacco farmer. He loved to play the guitar, listen to country and bluegrass music, and go hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two step-sons: Jeff Higgins and Randy Nelson; two sisters: Leota Arrowood and Etta Keys; a half-brother: Frank Hagood, and two brothers-in-law: Muncy Foster and Johnny Sparks
Survivors include his wife: Sandra Higgins Starnes, Telford; two daughters and son-in-law: Juanita & Larry Mackey and Charlotte Chapman and friend, Kevin Morrow, all of Ocala, Fla.; step-son: Lynn Nelson, Greeneville; granddaughter: Lacy Mackey, Ocala; one step-grandchild: Jason Higgins; one step-great grandchild: Jaden Higgins; two sisters: Christine Foster, Chuckey and Lorraine Sparks, Telford; two brothers-in-law: Lawrence Arrowood, Telford and Bud Keys, Baileyton; lots of cousins and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 3, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Brown and the Rev. Estel Tipton officiating.
Interment was at 11 a.m., Monday, June 4, at Mt. Wesley Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Andy Vaughn, Jason Higgins, Jeff Honeycutt, John Carver, Aaron Waddle and David Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers were Aaron McKinney, Larry Arrowood, Noah Arrowood, Carroll Higgins, Bob Waddle, Belve Sanders, Estel Tipton, Dallas Johnson, Carl Rex Cloyd, Ralph Treadway, Brandon Waddle, Dr. Jim Dykes, Larry Mackey, Brian Brewer Jr., and Kevin Morrow.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032-9982, or your favorite charity.
Condolences may be sent to the Starnes family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services was in charge.