Mr. Ray D. Carnes, age 71, of Purdy, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2009, at his home.
Ray was born on April 12, 1938 to John and Verile (Fletcher) Carnes in Pea Ridge, Ark. He was united in marriage to Joyce Beasley on March 13, 2000 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Ray was a retired truck driver and farmer.
Ray is survived by four sons, Larry Carnes, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Tim Carnes, of Springdale, Ark.; Brian Dalton, of Yukon, Okla.; and Quincy Carnes, of Purdy, MO.; three daughters, Diana Anderson of Shawnee, Okla.; Paula Strite, of Ft. Smith, Ark.; and Linda Wright of Springdale, Ark.; four brothers, Melvin Carnes, of Pineville, Ark.; Lonnie Carnes, of Monett, Mo.; John Carnes, of Monett, Mo.; and Bill Carnes, of Springdale, Ark.; four sisters, Rachel Banks, of Noel, Mo.; Patsy Ruth Ellis, of Silver Creek, N.M.; Ona Thrasher, of Pierce City, Mo.; and Margaret Southerland, of Rogers, Ark.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2009 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2009 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett with burial at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Butterfield, Mo.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Leukemia Association.
On-line condolences can be made at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home Monett, Mo.