Sammie Maxine Wright Carnes of Lake Dallas, Texas, 97, passed away Sept. 10, 2020. Sammie was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Sam Houston Wright; four siblings: Rose, Faula Mae, Margaret and Paul; husband, Douglas Carnes; and three sons, Douglas Carnes Jr., Tommy Carnes and Larry Don Carnes.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Robb of Dallas, Texas, and three grandchildren: Douglas Carnes III of Canyon Lake, Texas, Simon Spencer of Rohnert Park, Calif., and Michael Robb of Dallas, Texas.
She was born in Grandfield, Okla., May 5, 1923, and moved with her family to Sulphur Springs at the age of 5. She married her high school sweetheart, Douglas Carnes, in 1939, and they resided in Sulphur Springs until they relocated to Oak Cliff, Dallas in 1954.
She worked for many years as a secretary at the Texas National Guard Armory in Dallas and in later life enjoyed visiting and painting the landscapes of New Mexico.
A graveside service will be held at Sulphur Springs City Cemetery at 11 Monday, Sept. 14.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com