Margaret “Boots” Lewis Starnes

Augusta, GA – Margaret “Boots” Lewis Starnes, 90, wife of the late Marion S. Starnes, entered into rest Friday, May 4, 2018, at Augusta University Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor Kevin Jones officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Starnes, daughter of the late Samuel and Lula Aughtry Lewis, was born in Augusta, and was the youngest of five girls. Boots was an active and life-long member of Central Christian Church, where she served as President of the Helping Hands for many years. She was also a member of the Golden Agers and several other groups over the years. Boots enjoyed playing cards and traveling with those that she loved. She loved her family and her church family. She loved to help others and did so until her own health prevented her from doing so.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, M. Scott Starnes, Jr; and her sisters, Lula Mae Garner, Irene Toole, Thelma Nelson, and Mildred Lacy.

Boots is survived by her daughter, Nancy S. Starnes; her granddaughter, Laura R. Starnes; Marzella Jones, who is like a daughter; her sister in law, Dolly S. Burns; her special nieces, Betty Phillips and Ellen Kimberly; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gary Judy, Harold Gay, Ed Gilliland, Korde Jones, Gerald Wright, and Geremiah Wright.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 220 Crawford Ave, Augusta, GA 30904.

The family will receive friends Monday, May 7, 2018, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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One response to “Margaret “Boots” Lewis Starnes”

  1. Dear Nancy,
    Please accept my condolences in the loss of your mother to you and your family. She was a dear friend to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With love in Christ!

    Betty Dempsey Beard

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