Frances Karnes Miller Bobbitt, 83, of Bedford died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at her residence. She was a member of Thaxton Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a retiree of Rubatex having worked there for 23 years. Born May 12, 1933 in Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Walter Jake Karnes and Fannie Pearl Parker Karnes. Frances is also preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children Roy Junior Miller; five sisters; and four brothers. Frances is survived by her loving husband, Earnest C. Bobbitt; two sons; James â€œRandyâ€ Miller and wife, Dorothy, Roger L. Miller and his life partner, Carlton Doss; three daughters: Faye Miller-Martin and husband, Tommy, Pamela M. Lloyd and husband, Robert, Kathy M. Saunders and husband, Carl; 9 grandchildren, Richard, Steven, Christopher, Jessica, Matthew, Jennifer, Emilie, Jordan and Melissa; 7 great grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Chapel in Bedford with Pastor Johnny Gupton officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. For those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider the The Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor New York, NY 10001. The family would like to thank Centra Hospice and her caregivers, Curtis Staton, Virginia Smith and Michelle Plummer for their love and care during this most difficult time. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family.
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320 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523-1928
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2016