Dateline: November 8, 2007

Lenora Avel Karnes, 91, died on Sunday, November 4, 2007, in Clarendon.

Graveside Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2007, in Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo with Rev. Lowell Hall, Pastor of the Faith Baptist Church of Cushing, Oklahoma, officiating. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo. Services are under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mrs. Karnes was born June 22, 1916, in Briscoe County to Jess and Katie E. Rish Stice. She married Albert Karnes on August 25, 1937, at Carson County. She was a resident of Amarillo before moving to Clarendon in 1984. She loved to crochet and watch TV. She dearly loved her family and friends. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. Karnes was preceded in death by her husband, on July 15, 1984; her son, Cloyce “Jake” Karnes; her parents; two brothers; and her granddaughter, Terry Ann Karnes.

Survivors include three grandchildren, Phillip Karnes of Amarillo, Lyn Curran and husband Chris of McKinney, and Donna Martjuchin and husband Dmitri of Correnth, Texas; a sister, Fayrene Colburn of Monroe, Utah; eight great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

The family requests memorials be to the Donley County Senior Citizens or Meals on Wheels of Clarendon.

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