Hoyt Derrel Carnes, 79, of Cumming, died Oct. 31, 2015.
A native of Forsyth County, Derrel was born June 15, 1936 to the late Cliff and Josephine Hamilton Carnes.
He retired as a deputy sheriff from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department and also served as a court bailiff.
Derrel was a member and Deacon of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
In addition his parents, his stepmother, Margaret Carnes; and a sister, Barbara Bearden, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ellen Grogan Carnes; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy Carnes Sanford and Michael Sanford; grandchildren, Levi Sanford and Maggie Sanford; a half-sister, Brenda; brothers-0in-law, Gene Jeffers, Billie Bearden and Harold Grogan; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with the Revs. Michael Cantrell and Randy Richards officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions were requested made to Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, c/o Ronnie Cory, 6104 Heardsville Rd., Cumming, GA 30028.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.