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Betty Karnes

June 28, 1949 - March 5, 2022

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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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