Ralph Edward Carnes, 86, husband of Bertie Dennis Carnes, died on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at his home.
Born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Rayford and Clara Welch Carnes. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. He retired from Korn Industries after 40 years of service. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion Post 15, Masonic Lodge No. 364, Order of the Easter Star Chapter 20, The Shepherd Center, and St. Mark's Men's Prayer Group. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Bertie Dennis Carnes; one son, Michael Edward Carnes (Marian); two daughters, Cindy Carnes Brown (Tommy) and Karen Carnes Segars (Camp); six grandchildren, Tonya Shaw (Frank), Kevin Brown (Caroline), Matthew Carnes, Mark Carnes, William Segars and Hunter Segars; and six great-grandchildren, Megan Shaw, Ashleigh Shaw, Dalton Brown, Drake Brown, Drew Brown and Anna Porter.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Allen Vaught officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Edward Carnes, Mark Hodgin Carnes, William Camp Segars Jr., Hunter Edward Segars, Kevin Wayne Brown and Frank Stanley Shaw.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 27 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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