Mrs. Doris Starnes Aiken, 91, passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at White Oak Manor. She was born June 21, 1921, in Lancaster and was a daughter of the late Palmer Sigsbee Starnes and Mayme Graham. Mrs. Aiken was a widow of the late Joseph Lindsay Aiken. She was a member of First A.R.P. Church, where she participated in the Chancel Choir, was a member of the decorating committee and director of the children's choir and authored the Church Wedding Guide. Mrs. Aiken was a charter member of the children of the confederacy, the U.D.C., the Lancaster Community Chorus, the Lancaster Garden Club and the DAV Auxiliary. Mrs. Aiken worked in the Shell Plant in Pineville, N.C., during WWII
and later worked for Springs Industries in purchasing and as a secretary. After she left Springs, Mrs. Aiken was a full-time homemaker, church volunteer and "family chauffeur." Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Aiken were 2 p.m. Monday, April 1, at First A R.P. Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Kyle E. Sims, with burial in Lancaster Memorial Park. Mrs. Aiken is survived by two daughters, Sandra Jo Aiken of Denver, N.C., and Mary Jane Aiken of Kingston, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Robert Thomas Mickle IV and his wife, Tee, of Moncks Corner and Joseph Lindsay Aiken Fowler of Denver, N.C.; four nephews and two nieces of Florida. She was preceded in death by one brother, Palmer Sigsbee Starnes Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to First A.R.P. Church, women of the church, P.O. Box 864, Lancaster, SC 29721-0864 or Katawba Valley Land Trust, P.O. Box 1776, Lancaster, SC 29721-1776. Notes to the family may be made at www.lancasterfuneralhome.com.
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Aiken.