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Vernice Carnes

September 30, 1934 — August 22, 2019

Mrs. Vernice Fay (Mouser) Sprowles Carnes entered into rest on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at her home after an extended illness. Born on September 30, 1934 to the late James Alfred Mouser and Pearl (Kidd) Jenkins, she was 84 years, 10 months, and 23 days of age. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of God’s Grace Church.  She was a retired employee of the Fruit of the Loom plant in Campbellsville and was a homemaker. As a young lady, she united in married to Simon Day Akin, who preceded her in death. She later married Ervin Sprowles. After his death, she married Clifford Carnes, who preceded her in death on January 27, 2016.

Mrs. Carnes faced life’s daily battles with a grace and dignity only God can provide. She loved Jesus and her church, and was a daily servant of Christ. Her family was of utmost importance to her and she lived her life for them as an example of God’s mercy.

She leaves to cherish her memory:

One son: Larry Akin of Campbellsville,

Step-children: Kenneth Sprowles of Campbellsville, Glen Sprowles of Greensburg, Joyce Summers of Campbellsville, Clifford Larry Carnes and wife Maime of Greensburg, Robert Carnes and wife Patty of Michigan, Dennis Carnes and wife Viola of Indiana, and Robin Burton and husband Gary of Campbellsville,

Six grandchildren,

A host of great-grandchildren,

And several other family and friends.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter: Genia Sherrill; a son: Thomas Sprowles; four stepchildren: Jimmy Sprowles, Darlene Carnes, Gary Carnes, and Ronnie Carnes; and nine siblings: Vera Meadows, Lera Jeffrries, Lura Fancher, Lilian Bishop, Chelsey Mouser, Drusilla Blaydes, Carlos Mouser, Veatchel Mouser, and Odel Mouser.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Vernice Carnes on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM EST (10:00 AM CST) in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Burial will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Old Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. John Stilts will be officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, August 25, from 4:00-8:00 PM EST (3:00-7:00 PM CST).

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Service Schedule

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Campbellsville Memorial Gardens

700 Old US 68, Campbellsville, KY 42718

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