Burgoone Carnes

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Burgoone "B" Carnes, 91, died Friday, Feb. 07, 2014, at Scotia Village in Laurinburg, N.C.

Born in Lancaster, S.C., Burgoone was the third of eight children born to the late William Aaron "W.A." Carnes and Kate Belle Tyson Carnes. He graduated from Prospect High School in Monroe and Wingate College and was an alumnus of the University of Miami.

Burgoone served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from CSX Railroad after 46 years of service as a conductor. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rockingham and was a member of the Rockingham Masonic Lodge No. 495 A.F. & A.M.

Burgoone served on the board of the Samaritan Colony and volunteered at the soup kitchen and the Women's Center for Domestic Abuse. He received the North Carolina Volunteer of the Year award in 1994. Burgoone was happy-go-lucky and always enjoyed a good joke with his friends.

Burgoone was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Pauline Lewis Carnes; and his siblings, Jack, Jim, Gray, Warren and Ernest.

Surviving is his daughter, Kay Carnes Cauthen and husband, Hazel of Lancaster, S.C.; two sisters, Jean Lathan and Wanda Needham and her husband, Edwin, all of Pfafftown, N.C.; and granddaughter, Laura Roberts.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Rockingham.

The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday with the Rev. Mike Sykes, the Rev. Allison Farrah and the Rev. Edwin Needham officiating. Entombment with military honors will follow at at 2:30 p.m. at Lakeland Memorial Park in Monroe. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Rockingham Masonic Lodge No. 495, which he dearly loved.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 410 E. Washington St., Rockingham, NC 28379 or to Hospice of Scotland County, P.O.Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 29352.

Carter Funeral Home of Rockingham and Lancaster Funeral Home and Cremation Service are assisting the Carnes family.

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Published in Richmond County Daily Journal from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8, 2014
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