Shirley Ann Carnes

Posted in: Obituaries
Nov 13, 2012 - 12:05:01 PM

Shirley Ann Carnes, 72, of Cox City died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at her home.
Services are planned for Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Cox City Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Love and the Rev. Mike Johnston officiating. Burial will follow in the Carnes family cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.
Shirley was born Thursday, Aug. 15, 1940, east of Marlow to Dewey Glenn and Julia (Sherill) Davis. She lived in the Cox City area her entire life. She worked in healthcare until her retirement in 2005. Shirley married Bill Carnes in 1957; they later divorced. In 1963, she married Billy Jackson. He preceded her in death in 2002. Then in 2008, Shirley and Bill were remarried. She was a loving homemaker and an avid gardener of flowers and vegetables. Shirley was an active member of the Cox City Baptist Church.
Shirley was preceded in death by her second husband and her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Carnes, of the home; a daughter, Shelia Blanchard and her husband Stan of Sheldon, Mo.; two sons, Eddie Jackson and his wife Wanda of Duncan, and Ronald Jackson and Kirk Couch of Dallas, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; four stepchildren, Billy Carnes, Jr., and his wife Jola, Tina Auld and her husband Michael, Ann Lowe and her husband Kenny, and Cindy Pullin and her husband Don; a sister, Norma Jean Coffman and husband Virgil of Duncan, two brothers, Jerald Davis of Countyline and Donald Davis of Grand Prairie, Texas; and two stepsisters, Wilma Staats of Marlow, and Carol Clarey and her husband Kenneth of Sulphur.
Pallbearers are Chris Davis, David Davis, Kirk Couch, Billy Boyce Carnes, Jr., Dennis Hoosier and Jacob Jiles. Honorary bearers are Brandon Jones, Terry Davis, Dewey Glenn (Shorty) Davis, John Orahood, Jerry Young, Charles Keith (Chuck) Oxford and Shawn Jackson.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Cox City Baptist Church building fund is encouraged.
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