Alice Ruth Starnes Atkinson

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Alice Starnes Atkinson

SALISBURY - Alice Ruth Starnes Atkinson, age 71, of Salisbury, passed away Nov. 1, 2009, at Carolina Specialty House in Charlotte.

Mrs. Atkinson was born Nov. 7, 1937, in Rowan County, the daughter of the late George Starnes and Suzanne Reed Starnes. She was educated in Rowan County schools.

Mrs. Atkinson had worked at Carter Furniture as a seamstress and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her husband, Dewey Corbett Atkinson, who passed away June 26, 2006.

Survivors include three daughters, Gail Vanderford (Jack), Catherine Atkinson and Donna Craig, all of Salisbury; three brothers, Leo Starnes of Salisbury, Bill Starnes (Betty) and Lloyd "Hoppy" Starnes (Annie) of Hampton, Va.; two sisters, Polly Austin (Dave) and Bernice Morgan of Salisbury; four grandchildren, Tripp Torrence, Amber Torrence, Anna Atkinson and Rebecca Lawing; and one great-grandchild, Audrey Gail Lankford.

Visitation: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Lyerly Funeral Home.

Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Rowan Memorial Park with the Rev. Joe Black officiating.

Lyerly Funeral Home is assisting the Atkinson family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Nov. 3, 2009
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