Louis Mae Carnes died on December 6, 2019, in San Antonio at the age of 100 years. She was born on April 7, 1919, in Terryville, Texas to Ethel Stapp Hollan Rice and Louis Hollan.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 48 years, Fred Gordon Carnes, sisters Vergie Pearl and Myrtice Brewer and husband Douglas, and daughter-in-law Elizabeth Swayze Carnes.
Carnes is survived by her daughter and son Martha Carnes Clark and her husband Jim of San Antonio, and Louis G. Carnes of Pearsall, grandchildren Kenneth Clark, Randy Clark and wife Janet, Nancy Clark, Deane Clark Pfannensteil and husband Bill, Mary Catherine Carnes, and Seth Carnes and wife Becca, great-grandchildren Lindsay Warford and husband David, Paul Clark, Katie Clark, Jacob Pfannensteil, Micah Pfannensteil, Ethan Carnes, Asa Carnes, Myra Carnes, great-great-grandchildren Avery Warford and Jace Warford and numerous nieces and nephews.
Her father died suddenly when she was three months old. She grew up on a farm just outside Yoakum with her mom and step-dad. She married Fred in 1936 and moved to a ranch near Pearsall a few years later. Louis Mae was an avid quilter and seamstress and would play a competitive game of 42 whenever she got the chance. She was active in the Christian Church of Pearsall for many years as well as the United Methodist Church in more recent years and was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, Extension Homemakers club, Fun Friday, Mission Quilters and participated in other community events.
In her later years, she made quilts with her Mission Quilters for families she heard about that had lost their homes to a fire or storm and made dresses for orphans.
Visitation was held Sunday, December 8 at the First United Methodist Church in Pearsall, with a Funeral Service at 2:30 p.m. Interment followed at the Pearsall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the United Methodist Church in Pearsall.
There was no visitation at the Hurley Funeral Home Chapel in Pearsall prior to service.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.