Betty Frank’s obituary (1938-2021) – Greensboro, NC

Franks, Betty Kernoodle

December 11, 1938 – May 29, 2021

Ms. Betty Kernodle Franks passed away on the morning of May 29, 2021. Her spirit and soul now rest in the hands of the Lord.

Betty was born on December 11, 1938 to William Page and Annabelle Kernodle in Greensboro, North Carolina. She attended Lindley Junior High and Greensboro Senior High School classes in 1957. She was active in many groups in the high school, including the marching band, and was a majorette and senior major in her senior year. One of her fondest memories was when the band played the Washington Redskins halftime show in 1956 in DC, which was televised nationwide. After high school, she attended Woman’s College (now UNCG). She completed her training at a tech school in Ashville, where she was certified as a Medical Lab Technician.

Betty worked her entire career as a medical technician for several well-known medical groups in Greensboro and retired from the UNCG Student Health Center.

Her memory sticks with her 58-year-old husband Dick Franks; Daughter Ashleigh Frank and husband Joe McMeans; Son Andy Franks and wife Maria; Grandson, Thomas; Grandsons, Tuesday Lykins, Daniella, Ashley, and Johnny Goldean; Great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Jimison and Karson Lykins; Brother-in-law, Donald Franks; Sister and brother-in-law Linda and Charlie Lowe and their children Alex Lowe and Rebecca Barefoot and her husband Stuart.

The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care the hospice provides to Betty and the family.

Betty’s life will be celebrated on Thursday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm Chapel followed by a tour. Online condolences can be found at

Published by Greensboro News & Record on June 1, 2021.

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