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307 South Palm Avenue
Palatka, FL 32177
Phone: (386) 325-4521
Hester Starling

Hester Gaynell Starling

Thursday, October 31st, 1940 - Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Hester GayNell Starling, 78, of Palatka, passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Community Hospice Bailey Center for Caring in St. Augustine following an extended illness. She was native of Georgetown and had lived most of her life in Palatka. She had worked as a hairdresser for many years and was a member of Peniel Baptist Church. GayNell was a loving mother, grandmother and aunt as was happiest when she was doing for others.
She is survived by her companion of many years, Cliff Hunter, children, Anthony D. Bennett (Sue Ellen) of Pomona Park, Alisha Gipe (Todd) of Pennsylvania, siblings, LaPatra Dompe (John) of Interlachen and David Starling (Cathy) of Sparr, father of her children, Tommy Lee Bennett, grandchildren, Shaina Spann (Adam), Joshua, Hannah and Jonathan Gipe and one great-grandchild on the way.
Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. Bill Wing officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at GayNell’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, July 18th, 2019 3:00pm
    Johnson-Overturf Chapel
    307 S. Palm Ave.
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Brother Bill Wing
  • Interment

    Palatka Memorial Gardens
    4070 Silver Lake Drive
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Kimberly Holliman

Posted at 11:09am
My heart is so heartbroken!!! GayNell was such a sweet & Generous Soul!!!!! I pray God gives you all Peace of mind @ this very sad time in your lives!!!!! Prayers for the entire family touched by this loss!!!!!!!! Fly High With the Angels GayNell! Until we meet again!!!! Love you always & forever!!!!!!!! Kimberly Holliman

Ric and Kathy Carden

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Alisha and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and strength in knowing that Mom lived a full and blessed life.
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Deanne, George, and Zachary Zeagler

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This is Journey that should not be taken alone! Remember the Lord Loves You and so do We!
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