Dr. C. F. Carnes

Dr. C. F. Carnes Obituary
Newspaper not known
October 1921

Dr. C. F. Carnes Dies. Prominent Mississippi Physician passed Away at Hospital. Dr. C. F. Carnes, 66, a prominent physician of Kosciusko, Miss., died at Baptist Memorial Hospital Tuesday evening, following a brief illness. His body was forwarded to Kosciusko yesterday for interment there, the funeral being delayed pending the arrival of his son from Tampa, Fla.

Dr. Carnes was well known to the older residents of Memphis. He studied medicine at the old Memphis Hospital Medical College, which was later taken over by the University of Tennessee, and graduated in the first class to finish the medical course at the institution in 1881. In 1882, he joined the faculty of the college and spent a year as demonstrator of anatomy.

Leaving Memphis in 1883, Dr. Carnes located at Thomastown, Miss., where he practiced medicine for 20 years. He later moved to Kosciusko, where he had been practicing for the past 20 years.

Dr. Carnes was married twice. His first wife was Miss Dena Ashley of Sallis, Miss., whom he married soon after his graduation. To this union were born six children, all of whom are living. They are: Walter and John Carnes, Mrs. Drennan Hughes, Mrs. Stokes Sanders and Mrs. John Lucas of Kosciusko and Ed Carnes of Tampa, Fla. His second wife was Mrs. Margaret Wickers of Blytheville, Ark., who also survives. Dr. Carnes was a brother of Dr. W. A. Carnes of Memphis.

Dr. Carnes was a member of the Mississippi Medical Association and stood high in the profession in the state. He also was active in the Methodist Church and the Masonic and other secret fraternities - Commercial Appeal.

Dr. Carnes funeral was held from the Methodist Church today, services being conducted by his Pastor, Rev. E. H. Cunningham. Interment followed at the City Cemetery with full Masonic honors.

Dr. Carnes was one of the staunch citizens of this city and county. He was greatly beloved by our people for his kindness as a physician and as a friend and neighbor. He was a devout Christian and lived by the Golden rule, and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy, the sick, lame, or halt. For those splendid traits he was loved and admired.

For the past two years the Doctor has been in failing health. He has suffered greatly but born his suffering with remarkably fortitude. He has known for several months that his chances for recovery were slim and on several occasions he has expressed a willingness and readiness to meet his God.

We believe that he has gone to the reward of all good men."

The obituary of Dr. C. F. Carnes was submitted by Marian Miller


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