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About Us

Who we are

Celebrating life since 1984

As a proud member of the Harlem community since 1984, we're honored to help families celebrate their loved ones. We pledge to ensure that every funeral and memorial service is deeply personal, fostering healing and remembrance.

What we stand for

Our promise

Today, tomorrow, and forever, our commitment to you stays the same.


Every life is unique, and we promise to honor and respect each journey, crafting ceremonies that reflect each individual.


Navigating grief can be overwhelming; we stand by you, providing direction and solace every step of the way.


Beyond a service, we're committed to helping families create lasting tributes that transcend generations.

Our story

Starling Funeral Home is a two story antebellum style home, located in Harlem, Georgia, the birthplace of the famous vaudeville actor, Oliver Hardy, and is just 15 minutes west of Bobby Jones Expressway, Augusta, Georgia, and 5 miles from exit 183 off Interstate 20.

Starling Funeral Home was built in the early 1900's. This historical building continues today as an elegant and opulent residence, well known for its refined interior, as well as for its Southern architectural exterior.

The funeral home was established in 1958 as Prather Funeral Home by Barrett Prather. He owned and operated the funeral home until his retirement in 1984. Darron Starling purchased the home from Mr. Prather and restored  the home to its original state and it became Starling Funeral Home.

Serving as an independent funeral Home, families who are grieving a loss come to Starling Funeral Home, as they have for decades, because they know they will be treated as family.


Legacies Honored


Years in Business

Moments Remembered

Meet the team

Our incredible staff

Helping families create lasting legacies is more than a job — it's our calling. We are here to support you in any way we can and will offer you the full attention, knowledge, and compassion you need.

Darron Starling

Darron Starling

Teelisha Durham Jones

Teelisha Durham Jones

Debbie Glasscock

Debbie Glasscock

Office Manager

Allen Yarbrough

Allen Yarbrough

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Our Location

A place of healing

We welcome you to explore the Starling Funeral Home facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.

We're here for you

We exist to serve the unique needs of every family

Seamless Arrangements

We'll help you with everything you need with a simple step-by-step process for all of your funeral, cremation and cemetery plans.

Unique Funerals and Tributes

Every individual is unique. Which is why we offer fully customizable memorial services designed just for your family.

Around the Clock Support

We're here to answer any questions and help in any way we can – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Hear from the families we've served

“They provide outstanding services. The care and details to service provided was very touching and professional.”

Author: Rainbow Luz Bella rated with 5 stars

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Associations & Awards

Honoring excellence

We’re honored to be recognized for our dedication to excellence and genuine care. Explore the esteemed associations we're a part of, and the awards that celebrate our commitment to the communities we serve.

Our Awards

Starling is honored as one of the Best Places to Work in 2023.

We're hiring

Beyond the opportunity to truly make a difference, Starling Funeral Home offers competitive pay, a healthy work-life balance, and many opportunities for growth.

Plan Ahead

Plan for the future, today

Pre-planning lets your loved ones focus on honoring life instead of hashing out details. Learn the choices you can make now, so a future funeral becomes more of a celebration than a burden.