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Martha Starke ‘Puggy,’ ‘Nanny’ Parks, 90, loyal Appalachian State supporter

Martha Starke 'Puggy,' 'Nanny' Parks
Martha Starke ‘Puggy,’ ‘Nanny’ Parks

WILMINGTON — Our beloved Martha Starke “Puggy,” “Nanny” Parks, 90, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louise and R.I. Starke; husband, S.D. Parks; son, Thomas “Tommy”; daughter, Nancy Parks; and brothers, Francis, Elmer and Monroe Starke.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue P. Reddick, and her husband, Gordon “Dee,” and Lynne P. Duncan. She was blessed with grandchildren, Daniel, and his wife, Claire, Laura, Gordon and Meredith Reddick, and Sarah, Julia and Sam Duncan; great-grandsons Wiley and Graham Reddick; sister, Lou S. Teeter, and her family, nephew, Mac Starke, and his wife, Jean, were very close to her.

One of her favorite pastimes was rocking on the porch at SPAPII while visiting with family and neighbors. Nanny was an avid Appalachian State supporter and will be dearly missed by her tailgate and stadium family and friends.

The family thanks Dr. Rudyk and staff, and the staff of Bradley Creek Healthcare, 3rd floor Cape Fear Hospital and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for their kind and loving care.

A family graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Thomas I. Parks Endowment Scholarship Fund, Appalachian State University Foundation, P.O. Box 32014, Boone, NC 28608-2014.


Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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