Walter Rufus Carnes

Walter Rufus Carnes Obituary
Clarksdale, Mississippi
Newspaper not known
March 18 1946

CARNES RITES HELD IN CITY THIS AFTERNOON. Services for Walter Rufus Carnes, who died suddenly early Sunday morning at his resident at 210 Maple, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Clarksdale Baptist Church with Dr. F. K. Horton, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oakridge cemetery with the Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside service.

Mr. Carnes had apparently been in good health Saturday. Sunday morning at 2 a.m., he became ill and rose from bed to obtain medicine, when he was stricken with a heart attack and dropped dead.

Mr. Carnes owned and operated the Carnes Barber Shop on Issaquena. Born in Sallis, Miss., he had been a resident of Clarksdale for about five years. He was 58. He had spent his entire life in this section of Mississippi.

Mr. Carnes was a devout Baptist and member of the board of deacons of the local church. He was a World War I veteran and a Mason.

Mr. Carnes leaves his wife, Mrs. Leola Carnes, and three sons, Walter R. Carnes, who is a member of the faculty at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA., and Arthur and Eddie Carnes of Clarksdale.

Active pallbearers were R. C. Sheley, J. E. Merritt, George Jenkins, W. H. Beck, M. P. McSpadden, Ralph Helson, Bert Jacobson, and Dick Rollins.

Honorary pallbearers were W. V. Jenkins, H. W. Henderson, C. B. Thomas, E. C. Bledsoe, A. C. Griffin, George Buie, J. T. Hanaford, Mr. Bain, W. R. Joyner, Phillip Sherman, Woodrow Herrin and all members of the Martin Ball Bible Class, and members of the Board of Deacons of the Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Lee Richard Funeral Home.

The obituary of Walter Rufus Carnes was submitted by Marian Miller


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