Joseph Carnes Jr.

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Joseph Ben Carnes Jr. a resident of Calera, Oklahoma passed away in Durant, Oklahoma on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the age of 49 years and 9 days. He was born in Talihina, Oklahoma to Joseph Ben and Pearlyne Carnes, Sr. on Monday, November 2, 1964. J.B. was married to Lachelle Mercado who passed away in 2011.

J.B. was a machine operator at CMP manufacturing for many years. He enjoyed working in his yard and was proud of his Choctaw Indian heritage. J.B. loved to tease his grandchildren and considered his time with them a blessing.

Mr. Carnes is survived by his daughters, Heather Price and husband Elvin Gordon of Colbert, Oklahoma, Ashley Henderson and husband Freddy of Calera, Oklahoma, Rhoda Carnes of Calera, Oklahoma and LaNaya Allen of Tupelo, Oklahoma; son, Michael Mercado and wife Teari of Moore, Oklahoma; mother, Pearlyne Carnes of Durant, Oklahoma; brothers, Gerald Ludlow of Durant, Oklahoma and Eddie Homer of Durant, Oklahoma; sisters, Linda Hornsby of Calera, Oklahoma, Ramona Swilling of Grant, Oklahoma, Sheila Carnes of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jennifer Carnes of Durant, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Jayda Henderson of Calera, Oklahoma, Kaylee Price and Isaiah Mercado of Durant, Oklahoma, Bentley Gordon of Colbert, Oklahoma, Abiel Mercado of Moore, Oklahoma and Malachi and Aiden Perez of Tupelo, Oklahoma; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Carnes was preceded in death by his father, Joe Carnes (2003); wife, Lachelle Carnes (2011); brother, Hubert Sonny Homer (2010); grandfather, Simpson Carnes (1985); nephew, David Carnes (1994).

A Memorial Service in honor of his memory will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Holmes Coffey Murray Chapel in Durant, Oklahoma with family and friends offering their memories and reflections.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Oklahoma.

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Holmes~Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home - Durant
121 N. 5th Ave.
Durant, OK 74701
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Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2013