Howard Lee Carnes: Obituary

Howard Lee Carnes

October 07, 1935 – December 02, 2018

Howard Lee Carnes, age 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Mr. Carnes was born in Forsyth County to the late Soloman Robert and Margaret Self Carnes.  He was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Martha Carnes, Ausbon Carnes, Leota Carnes, John Carnes, and Marshall Carnes.  Mr. Carnes was a textile worker at New Holland Mill for 45 years.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Margaret Renee Carnes, Gaffney, South Carolina; son, Vince Carnes, Gainesville; daughter, Sony Jones Lopez; grandchildren, Victoria Carnes, Justin Carnes, Jessica Carnes, Casey Jones, Heath Jones, Cody Lopez, Dallas, and Angel; sister, Kathleen Dorsey, Gillsville; brothers, William Carnes, Cleveland, and Robert Carnes, Banks County.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home. The Rev. Doug Merck will officiate. Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery in Cumming.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Monday, December 3, 2018 at the funeral home.

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