Survivors include her children, Brenda O’Ryan and her children, Kassey, Kayla, Ariele, Canyon, and Dominick; Susan Burns and her children, Tiffany and Tanner; Billy Burns and his wife Teresa, and their children Cody and Chandler; April Thacker and Charles Gray, and children Isaac, Abby, and Sarah Grace; Toby Starkey Baldwin and her husband Tracey, and their children Memphis, Corvin, and Izabella; and Carolyn Silvers Floyd and her husband Terry, and their child Ashley, all of Calhoun. Aunts, Johnnie Long, Lily Mae Pate. Five brothers, Frank Leatherwood, Ronnie Leatherwood, Donnie Leatherwood, Nick (Kay) Leatherwood, and Michael Leatherwood, all of Calhoun; four great-granddaughters, Brylee, Kaslynn, Kinley, and Lyla; nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friend Ed Stillwell also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Rena Leatherwood Starkey were held Tuesday, June 5, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Eddie Brannon officiating. Active pallbearers included Tanner Harmon, Ray Pankey, Wendell Burns, Steve Silvers, and Tony Temple, “John John”. Honorary pallbearers were Lt. Charles Mazariegos, Otis Sheriff, Robert Vaughn, Charles Gaynes, Eddie Bishop, Charles Bray, and Dennis Hall.
The family would like to say special thanks to United Hospice; Erlanger Hospital, 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 9th floor; and Dr. Peter Boehm, Jr. of Chattanooga, Tenn.
The family received friends at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home Monday, June 4 after 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rena Starkey Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1027, Calhoun, Ga. 30703, or at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be expressed and the guest book signed at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, a legacy of compassion and care, is in charge of funeral services.