William “Pete” Karnes

William “Pete” Karnes, 82, of McDougal, passed away July 9, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro. Born February 26, 1936 in Campbell, MO, Mr. Karnes was retired from Darling Store Fixtures. He was an avid bee keeper who enjoyed gardening and music. He proudly served in the US National Guard and was a member of Hickoria Missionary Baptist Church. On June 14, 1963, he married his wife Betsy Jane Walker. She preceded him in death on September 30, 2011. Survivors include his sister Patricia Isbell of Jonesboro. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Betty Karnes, sisters Christine Smith and Peggy Robertson, and brother Gaylon Karnes of Trumann. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning. Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Rev. Owen Little officiating. Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery near St. Francis. Online condolences: www.ermertfuneralhome.com

Clay County Courier

810 N Missouri Ave.
P.O. Box 85
Corning, Arkansas 72422-0085
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