Raymond "Hatchet" H. Carner, 82, of Lake City, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. Born and raised at Lake City, he was drafted into the U.S. Marines at the age of 18. He served in Iwo Jima and Sasebo, Japan. He was retired from General Electric after 26 years, was a commercial fisherman and owner of Carner's Fish Market. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Lake City Fire Department, a member of the American Legion and the Jaycees. He was of the Baptist belief.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lou Carner of the home; for sons, Ronald Carner of Jonesboro, Mike Carner, Donald Carner and Steve Carner, all of Lake City; a daughter, Connie Carner-Timms of Lake City; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eugene "Bootsie" Carner, Joe Carner and Marion "Buddy" Carner; and four sisters, Lavern McGough, Juanita Adams, Betty Emerick and Norma Stotts.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Ora Carner; two sisters, Bonnie Carner and Sarah Overman; and granddaughter, Stephanie Johnson.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Roller-Farmers Union Chapel with Dr. Robert Foster officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Log Cemetery.
Pallbearers will include Jerry Bowman, David Campbell, Larry Nall, Jim Miller, Mark Blancett and Kavin Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will include Len B. Nall, Ronnie Davis, Odes Finley, Bobby Aycock, John Varner, Elvis Poe and all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. To sign the online guest book log on to www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.