Family of Odell and Esterlene Starks and White House School Announce New ScholarshipBlack Owned Newspapers And Blogs
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Nashville, Tenn. (TN Tribune)-THE CROSSROADS SCHOLARSHIP, in memory of Odell and Esterlene Starks, has been created by the children and grandchildren of Odell and Esterlene Starks to memorialize two incredible people. The scholarship creation is a means to further solidify their legacy, while supporting the college aspirations of students at White House High School. The Starks were lifelong residents of the White House community. They were graduates of the 1939 class at WHHS. Both of their sons graduated from WHHS, Lynn in 1963 and Wayne in 1965. Odell and Esterlene were pillars of the White House community. They operated a small grocery store and service station at the intersection of highway 25 and highway 76, known as the Johnson’s Crossroads. They later operated auto parts stores in Portland and White House, Tennessee. Odell and Esterlene Starks are fondly remembered as a loving couple who always served others by their true giving nature. Although they never had or made much money, they were incredible givers to their church (Walnut Grove Methodist Church), their community, and to others who were less fortunate. Their loving hearts is the impetus behind the creation of the scholarship which will allow their legacies to live on....