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John Mike Carns
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A funeral service to celebrate the life John Mike Carns, 90, of Elgin, SC, will be held at 2:00 PM, today, April 24, 2015 at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel. Rev. Mack McDowell will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery in Elgin, SC. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mike’s memory to Salem United Methodist Church, PO Box 66, Elgin, SC 29045.

John Mike Carns died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was born in Columbia, SC, the son of the late Ware Carns and Estell Yarborough Carns. Mike was a US Army WWII veteran having served in the European Theatre. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Elgin and a member of the VFW, Elgin Post.

Mike is survived by his wife of 65 years, Lois Branham Carns; son, Michael Dewayne Carns (Cindy) of Elgin, SC; daughter, Constance Ammons (John) of Tryon, NC; grandchildren, Amanda Hall (Michael), Sarah Bartlett (Bruce), Ashley Malecki (Robbie), Michael Dewayne Carns, Jr., and John Carns; great-grandchildren, Keith, Victoria, and Bailey Grace; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Mike was predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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