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James (Shorty) Karnes Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1935 - 2011

James Karnes of Silsbee, born March 14, 1935 - died March 12, 2011 at home, after a long illness. He retired from Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in Beaumont.

He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd Karnes, Sr, mother Hattie Watts, brother Lloyd Karnes, Jr and stepson Larry Curtis.

Survivors include son Roger Karnes and wife Debra; daughter Sheila Bradford; brothers Leo Karnes and Billy Karnes; sister Balma Williams and husband Jerry; his children's mother Bernice Landers Karnes Giles; stepsons Carroll Curtis and wife Pat, Kelly Curtis and wife Lisa, Keith Goins and wife Debbie, Calvin Williford and wife Amy and John Williford; stepdaughters Cindy Stevens and husband Ron and Carolyn Williford and husband Leonard and twenty four grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Farmer Funeral Home with interment following at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

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There are currently 6 condolences.

Friday March 18, 2011 at 12:16 AM

I will always love and miss you! Clifton
Robert, Lawana,Pauline Mc Neely
Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Our thoughts & prayers are with you at a time like this
Vickie deBretagne Stewart
Tuesday March 15, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Shiela, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Vickie Karnes Moffitt
Tuesday March 15, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Roger & Shelia, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always such a character as were all of them. I'm sure him and daddy are catching up and laughing right now. My prayers are with you all that god will help ease your pain. Love a big hugs to you all, Vickie
Pam Karnes Taylor
Tuesday March 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Dear Roger and Shelia, We are so sorry about Uncle Shorty.He (and ya'll)had a long hard fight. I am sure he and Daddy are in heaven having a good ole' time with Big Momma. Love, Pam
Michael Stanley
Monday March 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Was real fun knowing you shorty.Im sorry we didnt have more time but i did enjoy what time we did. R.I.P

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