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Melrose - Jacqueline "Jackie" Starnes, age 75, of Melrose passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 3, 2013 in Virginia.

Mrs. Starnes was born May 7, 1938 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Bob and Vera (Johnson) Culler and has resided in Melrose since 1985. Jackie was a graduate of The University of North Carolina, and while she was a big Gator fan, the Tar Heels remained forever her team.

Jackie's career took her to both coasts, and she served as an Editor at Mademoiselle Magazine, the Director of Advertising and Promotion for Wig Fiber Group of Monsanto Textile Corporation and the Advertising and Promotion Director for a major retailer. Locally, Jackie served as a hospice volunteer.

Above all, Jackie was a teacher. She mentored many young people, guiding them to successful careers and lives. Jackie taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the University of Florida.

She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Milton Starnes; her aunt Rose Karam of Charlotte, NC, and a group of 1st cousins and their children with whom she had very close and special relationships.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Keystone United Methodist Church with Dr. Craig Moore officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Jackie's family would like to thank the many medical professionals who helped extend her life after a liver transplant 12 years ago.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either of the following; St. Jude Children Hospital 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942; Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave. Palatka, FL 32177; or to the .

Arrangements are under the care of JONES-GALLAGHER FUNERAL HOME, 340 E. WALKER DR. KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 32656. 352-473-3176. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.jonesgallagherfh.com

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