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Teresa “Nini” Perdue Starnes, 59, of Winchester went to be with The Lord on March 14, 2014. She was born to the late Mary Nickell and Jesse Perdue in Maysville, Ky on April 26, 1954. She graduated high school from George Rogers Clark in 1974 and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980. She married Jack Starnes on February 10, 1973.
She was a teacher in the Clark County School System spanning 15 years, finishing her career at Conkwright Middle School in 1994. Together with her husband Jack, son Jesse, and daughter-in-law Stacy, Teresa helped build DoubleStar/J&T Distributing from a “mom and pop” business to an international provider of AR-15 style rifles and accessories to the military, law enforcement, and commercial markets.
Teresa leaves behind family and friends who loved her dearly. She was a true friend and mom to all. Our hearts are filled with sorrow. We will always treasure memories of her. Teresa was a member of Red House Holiness Church.
Teresa was a generous supporter of many organizations including Model Laboratory MPO, Hunt of a Lifetime, Paws and Stripes, Clark County Homeless Coalition, Special Olympics, Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, Run for the Glitz, various state and local law enforcement agencies, numerous organizations that provide support for active U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans, and was a founding board member of the NFATCA.
Teresa is survived by her husband Jack Starnes; sons and daughter-in-laws Jesse and Stacy Starnes, Nick and Amanda Collier; Grandsons: Alex Starnes, Zach Starnes, and Baby Chase Collier; Sisters: Saundra Abney, Kim Kelly, Minnie Garrett, and Pam Isaacs; Cousins: Phyllis Hukle, Effie Leona “Sis” Bryant, Audie Bryant, Ann Wright, and Billy Bunnell; In-Laws: Joe & Diana Starnes, Chris and Gary Reffitt, Boyd Garrett, and Gary Still; Nieces & Nephews: Brian Starnes, Meghan Starnes, Calista Starnes, Christopher Blackburn, Shelly Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Alicia Branum, Candi Tuttle and children, and Jessica Pennington and children; and last, but NOT least her J&T/DSC family.
In lieu of flowers, Teresa would have preferred to have donations to be made on her behalf to one of the following:
1) Model Parents Organization (the grandsons' school) Contact Jodie Shepherd at email@example.com
2) Paws and Stripes: www.pawsandstripes.org
3) NRA-ILA: https://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/secure/donate.aspx
4) Clark County Homeless Coalition: https://sites.google.com/a/helphomelessfamilies.org/cchc/
Visitation will be at 11:00 AM with the funeral will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 18 at the Ark of Mercy Church of God, 240 Winn Ave., Winchester, KY 40391.