Frances M. Carnes

Frances M. Carnes, 80, of 248 S. Main St., Jamestown, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 26, 2013), in her home.

An area resident for most of her life, she was born Nov. 19, 1932, in New Mine, Pa., a daughter of the late Russell and Phyllis Schepis Camarata.

She was a 1950 graduate of Jamestown High School, and in previous years had worked for the former J.C. Kelso Store, Super Duper Market and Bigelow’s Department Store.

She attended the New Covenant Assembly Church and was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. She also enjoyed attending the activities of the Falconer Senior Center.

She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother, who loved to spend time with her family, especially seeing the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also loved to cook and bake for her family, and was an avid reader.

Surviving are two sons: Gary K. (Sherry) Carnes of Jamestown, and Brian K. (Cindy) Carnes of Bemus Point; a daughter, Kathleen F. (Gordy) Hallquist of Falconer; six grandchildren: Laura Carnes of Jamestown, Adam Carnes of Davenport, Fla., Ryan (Vickie) Carnes of Celoron, Matthew (Erin) Carnes of Lakewood, Stacey (Javon) Sharp of Jamestown, and Joshua Mayes of Falconer, seven great-grandchildren: Michael Carnes, Kaylyn Carnes, Landon Carnes, Brady Classon, Jillian Sharp, Abrielle Sharp and Romello Sharp; a sister, JoAnn Hofmann of Erie, Pa.; and a brother, Joseph Camarata of Lakewood.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Carnes Jr., who died in 1999; two sisters: Mary Martino and Ida Troyer; and two infant brothers.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. K. Trevor Coburn, pastor of the New Covenant Assembly Church will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. today and for one hour prior to the service on Friday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 20 West Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750 or to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm and Carlton St. Buffalo, NY 14263.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Frances at