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Kathlyn C. Carnes

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PINEHURST, N.C.- Mountain Home resident Kathlyn Janet Canham Carnes passed away, Dec. 30, 2012, in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Janet was born in Royalton Township, New York, to Alfred and Mary Kirkpatrick on Feb. 19, 1921. Valedictorian of her class, she married Milton Canham, of Ridgeway, New York, in 1940 and had three children, Charles (Josephine) Canham, of Apple Valley, Utah, Martha Jane Davidson (deceased Sept. 4, 2012), and Arnold (Sally) Canham, of Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Janet is survived by three sisters, Margaret Grenier, of Dubois, Pa., Jean Winters, of Middleport, N.Y., and Doris Kerrison, of Lockport, N. Y.; grandchildren, Michael (Debra) Davidson, of Virginia Beach, Va., Mark (Kelly) Davidson, of Raeford, N.C., Christopher Davidson, of Tulsa, Okla., Brian Canham, of Webster, N.Y., Virginia Kathlyn (Canham) Storino, of Hinsdale, Ill., Matthew Canham, of Denver, Colo., and Timothy Canham, of Buffalo Grove, Ill. Janet is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.
After the death of Milton Canham, she married widower Oakley Carnes, of Englewood, Fla., in July, 1987. Janet and Oakley originally spent about six months each in Florida and Western North Carolina. In 1995 they built a custom home in Mountain Home and located here year round. She and Oakley were active members in the Methodist Church. Janet enjoyed time with and is survived by stepchildren, Robert (Linda) Carnes, of Seneca, S.C., Jack (Barbara) Sherett, of Seneca, S.C., Jim (Lynette - deceased) Beeman, and Ronald Carnes, of Tampa, Fla.
She loved watching and listening to her 11 step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
In the last few years, Alzheimer's disease began limiting the time she could spend away from home. Janet enjoyed music, and singing with her sisters during and after high school. She taught herself how to play the piano and organ and was an excellent pastry chef, learning from her mother, Mary Davis Kirkpatrick. More recently Janet enjoyed canning fresh fruits and vegetables with her daughter, Martha.
A memorial service was held Jan. 19, 2013, in Middleport, N.Y.
Memorials are welcome in the name of Janet Carnes to: Duke University, Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, 2200 W. Main Street, Ste. A-200, Durham, N.C., 27704.
Published in The Times-News from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2013
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