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Billy Karnes

Billy Karnes, 56, of Columbia, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:12 A.M. at his home.

Billy was born April 27, 1962 in Lincoln, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Osby Karnes, Sr. & Dorothy Price Karnes; one sister, Rose Marie Karnes; and one brother-in-law, Larry “NuNu” Nally.

He was a United States National Guard Veteran, attended Hutchison Community Church and a former gas station attendant at Gate.

His survivors include his wife, Vickie Dyer Karnes of Columbia; one son, Kendrick Rayburn of Columbia; one daughter, Kylie Rayburn of Russell Springs; two grandchildren, Julian and Arabella Hammonds; one brother, Osby “Buddy” (Clemantine) Karnes, Jr. of Glensfork; three sisters, Nancy (John) Mann of Harrisonburg, VA, Angelina Nally of Springfield, and Norma (Tim) Wiggington of Nancy; father-in-law, Donnie Dyer of Columbia; mother-in-law, Carolyn Dyer of Columbia; and several other relatives and friends.

The graveside service was on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Bearwallow Cemetery with Bro. Larry Brown officiating.

Burial was in Bearwallow Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.