Earline Mable Carter Karnes, 76, of Bedford passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Bedford on July 15, 1937, a daughter of the late Tut Lewis Carter and Pernie Amos Carter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Nathan Karnes; two sons, Thomas Nathan Karnes, Jr. and Danny W. Karnes; also two daughters, Linda Sue Karnes and Virginia Mae Karnes. Earline loved to cook. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her loving grandchildren. She was a member of Suck Spring Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Jimmy L. Karnes and his wife, Jackie, and Billy J. Karnes, Sr. and his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Betty A. Burke and her husband, Turke; seven grandchildren, Debra Karnes and fiancÃ©, Damon Andrews, Danny Karnes, Jr., Laurie Coleman, Billy Karnes, Jr., Brandon Fellers, Lori Fellers Myrtle and husband, Tony, and Misty Karnes; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Iris Carter, and a special friend, Frances Johnson. A Graveside service was conducted at 11 am on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at Suck Spring Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Donnie G. Glass officiating. To send condolences online please visit www.tharpfuernalhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540)-586-3443.
The Guest Book is expired.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory
320 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523-1928
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2013