Natalee Elaine Starnes age 32, of Arkadelphia, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born June 9, 1989 to Mark David and Marla Davis Smithey. Natalee was a member of Degray Baptist Church.
Natalee loved to cook and had started her own feed bin business which kept her very active. She was a loving wife and mother. She would brighten up any room she would enter. She was a very sweet, caring, and generous person and was willing to help anyone in need.
She was preceded in death by her father, Mark David Smithey; her grandparents, Richard and Pat Smithey, John D. Davis, Larry and Geneva Starnes, Hoyt Singleton and Marian Beaver; and her uncle, Mark Anthony Davis.
Survivors are her husband, Matthew Starnes; their daughter, Maddox McCall Starnes of Arkadelphia; her mother, Marla Johnson and husband, Lowell of Longview, Texas; a brother, Josh (Zoe) Johnson of Ft. Worth, Texas; maternal grandmother, Delores “Nannie” Davis of Omaha, Texas; her aunt, Pennie Anderson and husband, Steve of Omaha, Texas; her uncle, Dee Davis and wife, Cherron of Omaha, Texas; her mother in-law and father in-law, Perri Singleton and Tommy Starnes of Arkadelphia; her sister-in-law. Emily Starnes of Ashdown; her brother-in-law, Andy Cochran and wife, Stacy of Camden and their daughter, Hannah Cochran; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday, September 2nd at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Services will be 3:30 PM Friday, September 3rd at Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Degray Cemetery.
Natalee’s family extends a special thank you to the doctor’s, nurses and staff of UAMS Medical Center for their excellent care.
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