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Gayle Starr

January 23, 1951 — August 14, 2022

Cottontown, Tennessee

Mrs. Gayle Starr, age 71, of Cottontown, TN, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022 in Cottontown.  Mrs. Gayle was born in the Flat Creek Community of Williamson County, TN and was the daughter of the late George Chrisman Graham, Jr. and Maggie Pruitt Barnes, who survives.  Mrs. Starr was of the Christian faith and retired from many years in healthcare administration.  In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Graham, and stepfather, Chester Barnes.

Mrs. Gayle loved to study her Bible every day, raise a garden of beautiful flowers, both indoor plants and outdoors plants.  She enjoyed the outdoors, rocks, and antiques.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was their biggest supporter and they were the pride of her life!

Mrs. Starr is survived by her children, Alexander Damon (Denise) Starr of Bon Aqua, TN, Melissa Starr (Shane) Pruitt of Cottontown, TN; 6 grandchildren, Nicholas Starr, Jaida Starr, Elenee Pruitt, Michael Pruitt, Jacob Pruitt, Adam Pruitt; mother, Maggie Pruitt Barnes of Fayetteville, TN; sisters, Diane Johnson of Fayetteville, TN and Donna Shepherd of Middleton, TN.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Lawrence Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 19, 2022 from the Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Melissa Pruitt and Damon Starr officiating.  Interment will follow in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill, TN.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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