Carolyn Starling, age 77 of Paris, TN, left this world on March 26, 2020 and is now with her son Keith, her favor- ite dog Rusty and Kenny Rogers.
She was of the Baptist faith 90% of the time. Carolyn was a strong, loving woman and she demonstrated that love through her work and the care she gave her family. Carolyn was a nurse who tended to the elderly and people with disabilities. She loved her dogs, bingo, NASCAR, fishing, gardening and canning. She also made the best biscuits and pecan pie.
Born and raised in Lawtey, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Harold Starling and the late Pearl Prevatt Starling of Lawtey, Florida.
She is survived by three daughters, Annette Kamauf of Henderson, NV, Bonita Griffis of Paris, TN, and Debra (Kevin) Thompson of Sachse, TX; one son, Kevin Griffis of Austin, TX; one sister, Margaret Bryan of Paris, TN; 14 grandchildren, Jason Trentham, Travis Kamauf, Jacki- lyn Kamauf, Ashlie Bartholomew, Adam Thompson, Amanda Thompson, Aimee Boyd, Ethan Griffis, Em-
ily Griffis, Sawyer Griffis, Reese Griffis, Killian Griffis, Jordan Griffis, and Erica Welborn; and 11 great grand- children, Calista Thompson, Kiera Bartholomew, Raelynn Bartholomew, Audrina Bartholomew, Aeris Thompson, Caiden Wrigg, Madeline Wrigg, Anabell Wrigg, John Kamauf , Starling Gillispie, and Talon Gillispie.
She was also Dog Mother to Jessie James, Calamity Jane, Tiny, and Snowball plus many many others thru the years.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Keith Griffis; one sister, Linda Joan Smith; and two brothers, James Starling, and Roger Starling.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, P.O. Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. The body is to be cremated with no services planned.