Thelma Smith Starnes passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at Wellmont Holston Valley Hospital. Living most of her life in Hill Station, VA, she was a homemaker who loved and cherished her family.
Thelma was predeceased by her mother and father, Charles and Florence Jones Smith; the love of her life Oren Guy Starnes; grandson, Matthew Michael Starnes; sisters, Betty Smith, Freddie Hubble, Joann Fraysier, Zella Starnes, and Dorothy Bledsoe; and brothers, Odell Smith, and Jimmy Smith.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Michael and wife Linda of Mt. Carmel, TN, Allen and wife Jennifer of Gate City, VA; brothers, Bill Smith, Paul Smith, Dwight Smith, Bobby Smith, and Ronnie Smith; along with several nieces and nephews.
Thelma and Guy were members of Rivermont Baptist Church of Gate City, VA. In their later years, they attended Oak Glen Baptist Church.
The visitation will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, from 5 pm to 7 pm at Scott County Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow in the chapel with Reverend Danny Sykes officiating. The Oak Glen Singers will provide the music.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 am on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Holston View Cemetery in Weber City, VA with Dr. Lester Morelock officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 am.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rivermont Baptist Church, 10400 Manville Road, Gate City, VA 24251 or Oak Glen Baptist Church, 2836 Yuma Road, Gate City, VA 24251
Carter Trent of Scott County will be serving the family of Thelma Smith Starnes.