Obituaries

Autherine Houts
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2017-08-10
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Houts, Autherine
Maria Ascencio
B: 1929-04-19
D: 2017-08-06
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Ascencio, Maria
Bobby Moody
B: 1932-06-30
D: 2017-07-30
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Moody, Bobby
John Tarbet
B: 1964-12-31
D: 2017-07-30
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Tarbet, John
Bryan Pickett
B: 1963-04-05
D: 2017-07-29
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Pickett, Bryan
Phillip Winn
B: 1959-10-12
D: 2017-07-27
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Winn, Phillip
Joan Rifenburgh
B: 1933-11-14
D: 2017-07-24
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Rifenburgh, Joan
Debra Isaacs
B: 1956-12-05
D: 2017-07-22
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Isaacs, Debra
James Isaacs
B: 1952-01-22
D: 2017-07-21
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Isaacs, James
Errol Rutledge
B: 1940-04-16
D: 2017-07-05
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Rutledge, Errol
David Head
B: 1956-08-31
D: 2017-07-04
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Head, David
Ouida Head
B: 1934-10-11
D: 2017-07-04
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Head, Ouida
Ruth Hogan
B: 1919-07-29
D: 2017-06-26
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Hogan, Ruth
Carolina Lopez
B: 1919-12-27
D: 2017-06-20
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Lopez, Carolina
Dustin Logan
B: 1985-03-14
D: 2017-06-17
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Logan, Dustin
Crescencia Duran
B: 1934-06-09
D: 2017-06-17
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Duran, Crescencia
Iva Gouge
B: 1924-04-28
D: 2017-06-17
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Gouge, Iva
John Bishop
B: 1944-10-17
D: 2017-06-08
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Bishop, John
Christopher Arendall
B: 1959-01-15
D: 2017-06-08
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Arendall, Christopher
Willie Rich Lawson
B: 1924-11-03
D: 2017-05-29
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Rich Lawson, Willie
Archie Brooks
B: 1938-03-10
D: 2017-05-21
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Brooks, Archie

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Our location in Merkel allows us to provide exceptional service equal to or surpassing other Abilene funeral homes at a portion of the cost of the funeral homes in Abilene downtown.

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Letting go of a loved one is usually a very difficult process. In order to provide your family peace-of-mind, Starbuck Funeral Home offers complete care, so you can focus on comforting each other as you prepare to say goodbye to someone dear to you.

Although there are many decisions you may have to make, we assure you that we will guide you through the entire process every step of the way.

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Welcome your family and friends to our funeral home for your planned services, including a viewing, visitation, funeral or memorial service.

Design the most fitting memorial or funeral service to honor their memory and pay tribute to their life achievements and experiences.

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Select the most appropriate products, including a casket, burial vault, cremation urn, cemetery or mausoleum, to fit your budget and suit your needs and desires.

Write a fitting obituary to honor your loved one’s life experiences and social connections.

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Create a Book of Memories™, a beautiful, permanent online memorial, where you and your friends can build a legacy of memories by archiving treasured photos and memories. View our past and current services pages to see the variety of online memorial options we provide.

Make all arrangements with regard to the services whether they are held at your place of worship, our funeral home, cemetery, or alternate gathering place.

Provide you with beautiful funeral print materials, including memorial folders, prayer cards and book marks. We also offer personalized note cards for you to acknowledge the emotional support you received from friends, co-workers and community members.

Provide an elegant hearse and funeral cars, as well as arrange for escorts.

Help in the selection and on-site arrangement of floral tributes.

Provide access to grief education and support materials, and referrals to counseling services.

Prepare all paperwork, including vital record statistics, permits, filing and obtaining death certificates, and assistance with life insurance, veteran’s benefits and Social Security claims.

...every step of the way!

We hope you will turn to us for compassionate care and impeccable service. Our pledge is to honor your loved one and family with dignity, respect and personal attention to every detail.

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