Teresa “Nini” Perdue Starnes, 59, of Winchester went to be with The Lord on March 14, 2014. She was born to the late Mary Nickell and Jesse Perdue in Maysville, Ky on April 26, 1954. She graduated high school from George Rogers Clark in 1974 and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University in 1980. She married Jack Starnes on February 10, 1973.


    She was a teacher in the Clark County School System spanning 15 years, finishing her career at Conkwright Middle School in 1994. Together with her husband Jack, son Jesse, and daughter-in-law Stacy, Teresa helped build DoubleStar/J&T Distributing from a “mom and pop” business to an international provider of AR-15 style rifles and accessories to the military, law enforcement, and commercial markets.

    Teresa leaves behind family and friends who loved her dearly. She was a true friend and mom to all. Our hearts are filled with sorrow. We will always treasure memories of her. Teresa was a member of Red House Holiness Church.


    Teresa was a generous supporter of many organizations including Model Laboratory MPO, Hunt of a Lifetime, Paws and Stripes, Clark County Homeless Coalition, Special Olympics, Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, Run for the Glitz, various state and local law enforcement agencies, numerous organizations that provide support for active U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans, and was a founding board member of the NFATCA.


    Teresa is survived by her husband Jack Starnes; sons and daughter-in-laws Jesse and Stacy Starnes, Nick and Amanda Collier; Grandsons: Alex Starnes, Zach Starnes, and Baby Chase Collier; Sisters: Saundra Abney, Kim Kelly, Minnie Garrett, and Pam Isaacs; Cousins: Phyllis Hukle, Effie Leona “Sis” Bryant, Audie Bryant, Ann Wright, and Billy Bunnell; In-Laws: Joe & Diana Starnes, Chris and Gary Reffitt, Boyd Garrett, and Gary Still; Nieces & Nephews: Brian Starnes, Meghan Starnes, Calista Starnes, Christopher Blackburn, Shelly Blackburn, Thomas Blackburn, Alicia Branum, Candi Tuttle and children, and Jessica Pennington and children; and last, but NOT least her J&T/DSC family.


    In lieu of flowers, Teresa would have preferred to have donations to be made on her behalf to one of the following:

    1) Model Parents Organization (the grandsons' school) Contact Jodie Shepherd at jodie@carter7.com

    859-582-6836: http://model.eku.edu/
    2) Paws and Stripes: www.pawsandstripes.org
    3) NRA-ILA: https://www.nraila.org/get-involved-locally/secure/donate.aspx
    4) Clark County Homeless Coalition: https://sites.google.com/a/helphomelessfamilies.org/cchc/


    Visitation will be at 11:00 AM with the funeral will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, March 18 at the Ark of Mercy Church of God, 240 Winn Ave., Winchester, KY 40391.




    Effective Immediately!! Order Advisory

    Due to the recent changes in 2nd Amendment laws that are pending or currently enforced by states across the country, the J&T Family of Companies which includes J&T Distributing, DoubleStar Corp., Ace Limited, and the DoubleStar Training Academy has been forced to reassess our policies regarding government and law enforcement sales. Effective immediately, the J&T Family of Companies will be joining other manufacturers and distributors by ceasing sales of regulated items in states that have altered the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms. 


    The JTFOC will no longer sell prohibited items to law enforcement agencies or any government agencies in states, counties, cities, and municipalities that have enacted restrictive gun control laws against their law abiding citizens.  We hope other companies will join us with their support.  We applaud those already involved with this effort to protect our 2nd Amendment rights.


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    We are working to build & ship all orders as quickly as possible. If you have URGENT questions about your order, please use our contact page to email us.   When your order is placed, if your email address is valid you will get an email confirmation. Please do not call in to confirm that your order has been placed or to get an ETA.  We do not charge your card for the order until the day that your order is ready to be shipped.