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Memorial Service

Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Saturday October 9th, 2021

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Francine Johnson Starnes

Francine Johnson Starnes, 87, of Cameron passed away on Tuesday September 21, 2021. Memorial services will be held Saturday October 9th at 11:00am at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.

Ms. Starnes was born in Lee Co. to the late Aldon Franklin Johnson and Lucile Thompson Johnson. She was a graduate of Cameron School, Duke University and Boston University with a MBA. She lived abroad for many years and on both sides of the US and was Accounting Director for Cumberland County Hospital Systems until her retirement. Francine was an avid animal lover who enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed. She was also predeceased by son William Brantley Starnes II.

She is survived by her daughter Annette Francine Starnes Stone of Cameron; grandson Rocky Andrew Stone and his wife Kelly; brother John Wiley Johnson of Raleigh; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions, in Francine’s memory, can be made to SAFE Haven for Cats, 8431-137 Garvey Drive Raleigh, NC 27616-3267, or to Moore Humane Society, 5355 NC Hwy. 22, Carthage, NC 28327

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I just recently learned of Fran's passing and want to send my condolences to her family. I worked with Fran for many years at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and always found her to be a dedicated, conscientious employee. She spoke often of her family and enjoyed teaching at, as I recall, Sandhills Community College and serving as a guardian ad liter in Lee County, again as I recall. She had a strong work ethic and wanted things done right, and she believed in doing right. I'm sure she will be missed by family and friends. Know that our prayers are with you at this time.

Torrey Johnson Oct 11 2021 5:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Francine Starnes

jimmy cook Oct 9 2021 9:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Francine Starnes

Rocky and Margaret Stone Oct 8 2021 4:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Francine Starnes

Don Oct 7 2021 11:20 PM

I remember meeting Francine for the first time, we soon became great friends. My better-half is Francine's nephew, and boy did she love her some Don. She'd call here or walk through the Pine tree lot that separated our homes from one another. It'll never be another one like her.

Alice Johnson Oct 7 2021 11:19 PM

My memories of Ms. Starnes are to many to list, but her love of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" is definitely at the top. Those who knew her will agree. Ms. Starnes made an impact on my life, especially in my early years in the Annex building at Cape Fear Valley. She loved her family, her friends, her pets. I am thankful that she was a part of my life. Although we lost touch after her retirement, I thought of her often. Annette and Andrew, her love and dedication to you was evident. I'm hoping that you find comfort in the memories you have of her.

Deborah Hubbard Oct 6 2021 3:49 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Patricia Hamilton Sep 26 2021 7:04 PM