Betty C. Nail
Betty C. Nail
October 18, 1930 - February 28, 2018


Betty Carnes Nail, 87, of Palatka went to be with her Lord on February 28, 2018 at sunrise in her home in Palatka with her daughter and son-in-law by her side.

Betty was born in Florahome on October 18, 1930 and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She moved to Palatka in 1958 and worked at GP for 32 years in the bag factory. After retirement she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and listening to old time gospel music. Her favorite foods were boiled peanuts and fried chicken. Her greatest joy was time spent with family who knew her as Mama, Nana, Sister, Bebbe, Betty Maude, Aunt Betty, Dut Dut, and Pappy. All who knew her, knew her to be a generous person and one who liked to tell jokes.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Clyde and Hazel Harrison Carnes; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Carnes, Buddy (Lois) Carnes, and Gene (Ethel) Carnes; and a sister and brother-in-law, Reba (Jerry) Millhof.

She is survived by her daughter and favorite son-in-law, Betty and Mike Fair of St. Augustine; grandsons and their wives, Joel and Randi Fair and their four children, Noah, Jessie, Myra, and Charley of Cape Canaveral; Luke and Katie Fair and their four children, Stevie, Lucy, Nora, and Mimi of Atlantic Beach; and Jared and Kaitlin Fair of Destin; a sister and her husband, Janelle and Art Forshaw of East Palatka; a brother and his wife, Bobby Ray and Patsy Carnes of Interlachen; sisters-in-law and spouse, Thelma Hensley, and Louise and Charles Womeldorf; and many special nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will begin receiving friends at 9:00 a.m. Monday, March 5th at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with her grandson, Joel Fair, officiating. In honor and celebration of Betty’s life a Video Tribute will be shown. Burial will follow in Paran Cemetery in Grandin.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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