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Betty Karnes

June 28, 1949 - March 5, 2022

Betty Amos Karnes, 72, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  She was the loving wife of Robert C. Karnes for nearly 52 years.

Born on June 28, 1949, in Thaxton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Spencer Amos and Hazel Dooley Amos.  She is also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Russell Amos.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, R. Christopher Karnes and wife, Shannon; daughter, Kim Massie and husband, Jeff; grandchildren, Hannah and Zachary Massie, Nathan and Garrett Karnes and special step granddaughter, Hannan St. Clair; brother, David Amos and wife Barbara; sisters, Margie Wheeler and husband, Jim, Paula Karnes and husband, Ray, Sally Gray, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Suck Spring Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Michael Cox. Interment will follow in the church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 6:00-8:00p.m.

The family request memorial contributions be made in Betty’s name to Suck Spring Baptist Church 3887 Jopling Road, Bedford, VA 24523 in care of St. Jude children’s hospital.

To send condolences online please visit Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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Margie, So sorry about your sister's passing try to remember the good times they will live in your heart forever !!! Linda Savage

Posted by Linda Savage on March 10, 2022

Condolences to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very sad time. May all your wonderful family memories keep her close in your hearts!

Posted by Jim & Cathy Hogan on March 8, 2022

R.I.P. my cousin, God be with family on both sides, husband, kids, grandkids, brother, and sisters, Betty ❤️ you cuz.

Posted by Patricia on March 8, 2022

Prayers and sympathy to Robert, Kim and Chris. Always enjoyed seeing Betty out and talking with her. She was such a quiet sweet person. Laura Toms

Posted by Laura Toms on March 8, 2022

We are praying for peace and comfort for the family during this difficult time.

Posted by Wendie Overstreet on March 7, 2022

To the Karnes family, our condolences go out too you all. May God strengthen and give you peace during these difficult times. Peggy Sharpe Thompson and Family

Posted by Peggy Sharpe Thompson on March 7, 2022

Heartfelt condolences to Robert and Betty's family.

Posted by Lynda Booth King LHS Class of \'68 on March 7, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about the lose of Betty. She was a wonderful sweet person. Sending Prayers to all her Family and Friends.May the lord guide you thru the sadness with broken hearts Robert, Chris and Kim.

Posted by Kathy Karnes Marmon on March 7, 2022

Betty was an amazing lady who loved her family very much! Betty was my husbands aunt whom he thought the world of her. I know she will be missed by many. Prayers for Robert, Kim & Chris! You were truly blessed to have her as your wife & mother. I’m sure she was the best Grandmother as well!

Posted by Melinda Phillips on March 6, 2022

This is sad news.. I remember seeing her over the years. She was always a sweet lady that had a great love for her family. My heart goes out to you all. You all have my deepest sympathy. Hugs & prayers for comfort in the days ahead. 🙏

Posted by Annette from Brownies Auto Parts on March 6, 2022

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