Born on August 14, 1920 in Casey County, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Elizabeth Wethington Sexton. On December 10, 1938 she married Alvin Edgar Karnes who preceded her in death on May 30, 1960. In addition to her parents and husband, Lillie, was preceded in death by her children, Rosemary Dotson, William “Billy” Karnes, Bobby Karnes and Alfred Karnes; a brother James Sexton; two grandchildren; a niece, Joyce Karnes Sneed and nephew, Clemmie Karnes.
She is survived by a daughter, Geraldine Jones and her husband, Bill of Greenwood, Mississippi; a son, Mike Karnes of Greensburg, 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren and nephews, Jimmy, David, Roger, J.W., D.L. and Brian Karnes.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 11th at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lebanon National Cemetery, Lebanon.
The family requests visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 10th at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home in Campbellsville.