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William “Bill” Allen Karnes, 77, of Taylorsville, passed away at his residence Aug. 6, 2012.
He was the son of the late Allen Sanders and Kathleen Edwards Karnes. He was retired from Ford Motor Company after 45 years of service and was a member of the National Guard. He was the Past Master of the McNeal Masonic Lodge No. 586 and Sunset Lodge No. 915. He was also a member of the Kosair Shriners.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Martha J. Frye, his parents, and a sister, Pearline Karnes Mitchell.
Survivors include daughters Karen Marie Akers, of Bowling Green, and Cheryl Garas of Clairmont, Fla.; close friends Mike and Annie Driscoll; a niece, Kathy Mitchell, of Louisville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A Masonic service was held Aug. 7, 2012.
Visitation is today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Greenwell-Jenkins-Houghlin Funeral Home. The funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with Bro. Bill Dunning officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Stephens Cemetery on Preston Street in Louisville.