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November 15, 2009

David Lee Carnes

David Lee Carnes, 60, of Lumberport, passed away Saturday (Nov. 7, 2009) at United Hospital Center.

He was born April 29, 1949, in Haywood, a son of the late Lester and Mary Carnes.

David is survived by his wife, Linda Carnes of Lumberport; his two daughters, Stephanie Leora Newbrough of Lumberport and Shannon Marie Carnes of Lumberport; four grandchildren, Sage Newbrough, Jerico Carnes, Synamon Johnson and Savory Johnson, all of Lumberport; two brothers, Charles Leslie Carnes of Pricetown and Foster Alvin Carnes of Margaret; two sisters, Claressa Ann Perry of Haywood and Karen Sue Shaver of Harrisville; and two half-sisters, Shirley Riffle of Dayton, Ohio, and Betty Lou Quinn of Mesa, Ariz.

David worked at the Martinka Mines in Fairmont for 19 years, and then worked for the Bailey Mine in Pennsylvania for three years through West Virginia Electric. He served as president of the UMWA, Local 1949 in District 31, for one term.

He was a member of the Stealey Assembly of God Church in Clarksburg. He was a Senior Commander in the Royal Rangers Organization of the Good Shepherd Assembly of God Church in Chardon, Ohio. He was also a member of the Frontiersman Fraternity in the Royal Rangers.

He was a Master Mason at St. Johns Lodge No. 24 A.F. & A.M., Shinnston, attained the 32nd degree in the Scottish Rite in Clarksburg, and was a Shriner in Nemesis Temple in Parkersburg. He was also a Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Shinnston Chapter No. 103, from 2003 to 2004.

In his leisure time, David enjoyed working on mini-projects, and he enjoyed spending a lot of time outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing.

Friends were received at Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston, on Tuesday (Nov. 10, 2009) from noon to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday (Nov. 11, 2009) at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Mark Greaver officiating. Interment followed at Lumberport Lions Club Cemetery. A service of Harmer Funeral Home.

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