Deborah Ann Cothren Starrette, 54, of Statesville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at the Gordon Hospice House. She was born April 3, 1958 in Iredell County and was the daughter of Lonnie Edward Cothren and Shirley Parker Cothren, who survive.
She was a 1976 graduate of North Iredell High School and attended Mitchell Community College. On April 25, 1987 she was married to Bryan S. Starrette, who also survives.
For a number of years she was in business with her husband at Starrette’s Office Systems and more recently she was in account management and sales at Staples. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir.
Debbie had a great appreciation of the arts and was a member of the Mitchell College Community Choir, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, designing flowers and cooking.
In addition to her parents and husband she is survived by two daughters, Emily Bryan Starrette, of Durham, NC and Sarah Kathryn Starrette, of Statesville. She is also survived by one sister, Kim C. Harris (James), of Union Grove, NC, along with a number of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary West officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jon Cichelli, Buddy York, Brent Alexander, Dustin Tucker, Glenn Harris and Justin Harris. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Burial will follow at a later date.
Memorial may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or to the Fifth St. Ministries, P.O. Box 5217, Statesville, NC 28687.
Online condolences may be made to the family at nicholsonfunerals.com
Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Deborah Ann Cothren Starrette.