Anna Metrel Starr, 84, passed away Monday, November 20, 2017, at Bethany House. Anna was born on March 3, 1933 in Alma, Georgia to Alvin Weston Lee and Tina Mae Turner. She was a graduate of Bacon County High School in 1951. Mrs. Starr was married to Floyd Terrell (Terry) Starr, Jr.; on October 2, 1955. Terry and Pete made their home in Auburn. They owned and operated Starr's Trailer Town, later called Starr's Mobile Home Park, for 49 years. She developed life-long friendships with the occupants. Mrs. Starr spent countless hours in the kitchen cooking for family and friends. Anna’s table was open to everyone who came through her door. She used her cooking to take care of others. Her grandchildren especially enjoyed her spaghetti. In addition, she was an accomplished seamstress. Mrs. Starr was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She spent many hours traveling and supporting her family in their endeavors. Mrs. Starr had passion for watching sports; especially baseball and March Madness.
Mrs. Starr was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Terrell Starr, Jr.; her parents, Alvin and Tina Lee; her sister, Shirley Lee Jacobs (the late Bruce Jacobs) and a brother, Robert Earl Lee.
She is survived by her four children; Sam Starr (Elizabeth), children, Will (Caroline) and great-granddaughter, Emory Ann; Katherine, and John; Trey Starr (Chris) and daughter Morgan; Leann Starr Dorsey (David) and children Starr (Dana) and great-grandson Issac, and Whitt (Chanè); and Al Starr (Alison) and children Wes, Wade, and Madeline; her siblings, Jean Lee, Vonnie Dubberly (Huey), Van Lee (Kay), Sandra Ferreira (Nick), and Steve Lee (Debbie); brother-in-law, Cecil Starr (Martha Jean) and a host of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Mrs. Starr's life will be Friday, November 24, 2017 with visitation 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. with a graveside service following at Garden Hill Cemetery in Opelika. Pastor David Floyd will be officiating with Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directing. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Will Starr, Whitt Dorsey, John Starr, Wes Starr, Wade Starr, and friend, Willie Walden. The family would like to recognize the lifelong friendships with Charles Hammond and Willie Waldon. A special Thank You to Dr. John Abrams and Staff, and the staff at EAMC and Bethany House for their support during her illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the EAMC Cancer Center or a charity of your choice.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directing.