McLean, Hallie Mayes Starnes

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Hallie Mayes Starnes McLean, of Christiansburg, formerly of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009. She was born in Holly Springs, Miss. on November 29, 1923. She was retired from the Virginia Beach City Public School System where she taught for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Thomas Russell McLean and her brother, Charles Mayes Starnes. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jim Earp; as well as her beloved grandchildren, Rachel and Andrew Earp, all of Christiansburg. Also surviving are her brother, George Starnes; nephew, Robert Starnes; and niece, Regina Starnes, all of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Starnes, of Alpharetta, Ga.; niece and nephew, Phyllis and Doug Holt, of Cumming, Ga.; nephew, John Starnes, of Sedona, Ariz.; niece, Cathy Starnes, of Annapolis, Md.; as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. She will also be greatly missed by her devoted dog, Molly. The Burial Office will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Christiansburg on Friday, March 6, 2009, at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Phyllis Spiegel officiating. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Burial will be held on Monday, March 9, 2009, at 9 a.m. in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 103 East Main St., Christiansburg, Va. 24073 or the Humane Society of Montgomery County, P.O. Box 287, Blacksburg, Va. 24063. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.