Betty Lynn
1926 - 2021
BORN
1926
DIED
2021
Betty Lynn was an actress best known for playing Thelma Lou, Barney Fife’s girlfriend, on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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Published by Pine River Times on Oct. 18, 2021.
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We lost a beautiful actress but heaven has gained a beautiful angel . I loved seeing you on screen, especially on The Andy Griffin´s Show, love you, you will live forever in my heart . RIP
John Garza
Other
November 29, 2021
Had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Betty Lynn at Mayberry Days in 2019. She took time with each fan like we were family. Signed autographs, posed for photos, and welcomed hugs and kisses. Rest peacefully Betty Lynn.
Cheryl Ault
November 12, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Betty Lynn's passing she was a wonderful Actress And a Beautiful person. She will always be remembered as Thelma Lou BARNEY'S GIRL FRIEND. I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LINE; BUT BARNEY CAN'T SING NOT A LICK!!! THE ACTING WORLD HAS LOST A WONDERFUL ACTRESS AND A BEAUTIFUL PERSON!!
Frankie Moss
November 11, 2021
god bless your beautiful soul, you are one special lady RIP betty
brad shumway
Other
November 2, 2021
She also had a major role in an episode of Little House of the Prairie with Michael Landon.
Mayberry
October 30, 2021
Betty was like a member of our family; we will miss her very much. God Bless her.
Rob Gartside
October 28, 2021
My Condolences to,the family of Betty Lynn a awesom ccompassionate woman all her life.
Garyhorvath
October 25, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Betty Lynn will be missed by family and friends.
Lee
October 25, 2021
My condolences to the family of this wonderful actress. I am glad i had the opportunity to meet her several yrs bk w my children.
Jeanette
October 24, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 24, 2021
rip Betty Lynn. Good bye Thelma Lou.
Bob piotrowski
Other
October 24, 2021
I grew up watching Betty Lynn as Thelma Lou and still watch her today. I am so sad to hear of her passing. My heart goes out to her family and friends.
Peggy
Other
October 23, 2021
My condolences go out to the family of Betty Lynn. She´ll be missed by many.
LeeRoy
October 23, 2021
I am so sorry about the loss of Betty. I loved "Thelma Lou" and grew up watching her. My condolences are with the Lynn family. I pray that you will be surrounded by the love & support that you need. And may "the God who supplies endurance and comfort" (Roman's 15:5) be with you always.
Jenee
October 23, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family. Betty gave me so much joy through her acting, especially in her role as Thelma Lou. I never met Betty and yet I loved her very much. Now she is in Glory !
Dennis Stelton
Friend
October 22, 2021
r.i.p.thelma à True à actor andy Griffiths show will Nevers be forgotten
deanhoes
Friend
October 21, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
george turner
October 21, 2021
Dear family, Our deepest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thelma Lou is in heaven with her beloved Barney. Love, Mary
Mary
Other
October 20, 2021
Betty Lynn shared such wonderful chemistry with the entire cast of "The Andy Griffith Show" and made the perfect love interest for Deputy Bernard P. Fife. She was a beautiful and talented lady who has left a wonderful entertainment legacy for future generations to enjoy. My condolences to Betty Lynn's family, friends, and fellow fans at this sad and difficult time time.
Les Breese
October 20, 2021
Rip to a beautiful lady inside and out. What I remembered best was Barney stretching out his lazy limbs on Andy's porch. And yawned his famous yawn and while placing his hands behind his head said well I guess I'll go see Thelma Lou. Or something like it. Now he will see you again in heaven what a glorious meeting and greeting you will receive! You will forever be missed and loved! Deep sympathy to all the family and friends.
Sarah ferguson
October 19, 2021
Sweet Betty, a beautiful person inside and out! I loved sharing my photos with you of Mayberry Days over the years. I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you! We will miss you greatly! You have been blessed more than you will ever know!
Welford Sims
Other
October 19, 2021
Thank your for supporting our men in the military RIP
mike plavecki jr
October 19, 2021
Thank you Betty for the laughs and memories. You were always so kind and engaging to your many fans. You will always hold a special place in our hearts and be missed more than you could ever have imagined. Rest peacefully "Thelma Lou" God Bless, Jeff and Hilda. ps. we hope you enjoyed the album as much as we did.
hilda aquila
Friend
October 19, 2021
Betty Lynn was the epitome of a first class lady. She was sweet and kind to everyone, and was very graceful. I had the privilege of having Betty in my home for dinner and time to chat with her a lot. One of the greatest times I experienced was taking her to church when she was visiting in Roanoke....what an honor! In fact if my memory serves me correctly, my son, Jason and I traveled to Mt. Airy to bring her to Roanoke for a special event. We traveled many times to Mt. Airy to eat lunch with her and then we would go shopping for some things she needed. I consider it a treasure to have known her and know her on a more personal level. May God bless her sweet soul and may she rest in peace.
Rita Enoch & Jason Gilmore
Friend
October 19, 2021
All my love!!!!!!!
Ian Oliver Martin
October 19, 2021
I loved your kisses, Betty!! I miss you!!!!!!! I love YOU!!!!!!!!!
Ian Oliver Martin
Friend
October 19, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Charlotte Mikels Sands
October 19, 2021
What a sweet lady, she will be missed by all...had the great pleasure of meeting her in 2019. Will treasure that memory always....You're The Cats
Barbara Gross Worley
October 19, 2021
We will always remember & enjoy you and all of your shows and movies. Sympathy to your family.
V. E.
Other
October 19, 2021
Such a pleasure to watch her, an endearing character, always enjoyed watching her. Sincere sympathies to the Lynn family, so very sorry for your loss. May God help you all.
RB
October 19, 2021
Thank you Betty Lynn for the wonderful memories.
Sue Donavant
Other
October 19, 2021
I love the Andy Griffith show. I still watch the reruns. Betty Lynn was great on that show. It seems we are losing more and more of our iconic actors. She will be remembered fondly. Prayers for her family. RIP Miss Betty.
Donna Norris
Other
October 19, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. What an incredible actress she was. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
Martinez family
October 19, 2021
Was great to see that such a memorable loving character from my childhood was around for so many years. Makes me sad to see Betty Lynn has passed. God Bless
Brian Shaver
Other
October 19, 2021
My condolences to the family and friends of Betty Lynn. Ironically I just watched the Andy Griffith show the other night which included Barney(Don Knotts) and Betty Lynn out on a first date. Another star from the past on their way to Heaven Blessings
Chuck G
October 19, 2021
Betty Lynn you were a wonderful actress as. Thelma Lou You made everyone laugh Rest In Peace
Tim Bennett
Friend
October 19, 2021
The light of Betty's beautiful soul was a gift to so many people both on a personal level and through the art she created in her many roles. My family was so blessed and honored to have her as a friend for over 25 years and we considered Miss Betty a member of our Family. My father adored Betty and considered her friendship one of the highlights of his adult life.

My Mother and I were blessed to continue to have Betty in our lives 15 years after my Dad's passing. She was always an endearing, kind and beautiful presence in our lives. No greater and more generous gift can I think of than to have known and shared time with Miss Betty Ann Lynn.
Jason Gilmore & Rita Enoch
Friend
October 19, 2021
Betty was a joy to work with on her home in Mt. Airy thanks to our association with Tanya Jones. We are ever grateful to have known her. Wishing her much peace!
R. Neal Fine, ASID & Rob Hildebrand
Work
October 19, 2021
R.I.P. Betty Lynn. You brought us lots of love and laughter.
Rick Stier
October 19, 2021
RIP Betty (Thelma Lou) you will be missed.
Steve Bashlor
Other
October 18, 2021
God Bless I loved her she was a lovely lady. Loved watching her on Andy
Brenda Rogers
October 18, 2021
I loved her and Don knots and Andy Griffith I´ve seen every single Andy Griffith show probably 5 to 10 times and Mayberry RFD what a great family show
Rich frost
Other
October 18, 2021
I loved you on that show I have literally seen every single Andy Griffith show at least 4 to 5 times even Mayberry RFD and I still watch them and you will be greatly missed
Rich f
October 18, 2021
Prayers for your family loved you on Andy Griffith Show RSP
Cheryl Willis
Other
October 18, 2021
I still watch the reruns, she was a super actress and fun to watch. My mothers name was thelma and we of course called her Thelma Lou all the time. Rest in peace Betty Lynn
John Casey
Other
October 18, 2021
I enjoyed watching her as Thelma lou she was so caring @ loving which im sure she was in real life. My condolensense to her family @ friends. I love the Andy Griffin show @ i will continue to watch. May she have eternal life in Heaven.
cathy wilshusen
October 18, 2021
Rest In Peace Ms.Betty Lynn. We enjoyed you so much on Andy Griffith.
Patricia Duquesnay
October 18, 2021
OMG No! I Just Love Her With Barney, And Her Friendship With Helen Was Like Sisters. I Watch Daily I Don’t Care If They’re Reruns. My Deepest Condolences To The Family, Heaven Has Gained A Beautiful, Shiny Star. R.I.P.My Lovely Angel. I’m Not Related, But I’m A Loyal Fan. Is That Ok
Mary Meshania
Friend
October 18, 2021
You will be sadly missed Thelma Lou rest in peace
Patricia Holdre
Friend
October 18, 2021
My husband and I had a great pleasure meeting her North Carolina. We still have the picture on my wall. With us three with her autograph. We are huge fans of The show. We still watch it daily. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Love in Jesus Christ
Brenda Hodge
Friend
October 18, 2021
Rest in Heaven, enjoy your acting on Andy Griffith still watch everyday
Gardner Gwendolyn
October 18, 2021
Betty Lynn was an absolutely great actress an absolutely beautiful woman And she played a very important part on the Andy Griffith show and because of that she brought a lot of joy to all of the fans that love that show and now she has gained her wings and her crown and glory along with all the other cast members that have made it there.RIP sweet lady and thank you so much for all the memories and you will surely be missed ❤.
Jay Craven
October 18, 2021
Betty Lynn was an icon. She was the stability in Mayberry. I had the pleasure of seeing her 2 years ago at the Mayberry Days parade. What an American treasure. God bless her may she rest in peace
Lynn Tarallo
October 18, 2021
RIP, you brought us so many smiles and laughter. You were part of the greatest show ever.
Joe Brown
October 18, 2021
I met Betty Lynn during the Harvest Leaves Festival. She greeted her fans like they were her family. I bought a picture of her and Barney and she autographed it for me. I met her again at the Mayberry jail where she greeted her fans again and I actually got a picture with her. She was very loving and I will never forget meeting her. God bless you "Thelma Lou" you will be missed.
BONNIE NEELEY
Friend
October 18, 2021
You will be remembered for your acting.
Stephanie Schell
October 18, 2021
She was such a beautiful and talented lady. Rest in peace, Betty Lynn. You will live on through your work. Thank you for the memories. ❤
Jeff and Pam Beck
October 18, 2021
God bless Betty Lynn....
Her legacy lives on always.
May she Rest In Peace after a long and accomplished life...
David Packer
Grandparent
October 18, 2021
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Ms Betty Lynn. I am sitting here right now watching The Andy Griffith Show. I grew up watching this show. I wish there were more wholesome tv shows to watch today. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Cynthia Casey
October 18, 2021
Alishia
October 18, 2021
✝Prayers for your family Betty Lynn❤you were always a sweet person on the Andy G show. You will be missed
Laura Montano
October 18, 2021
You will be missed immensely. I loved you as Thelma Lou. No one could ever replace you. May God be there to greet you and welcome you to heaven. R.I.P.
Linda J Harrington
Friend
October 18, 2021
She was beautiful & a great actress on the show .she was a big part of the show rip sweet lady !
Joseph Glenn
October 18, 2021
So sad to hear this, I have watched Andy Griffin show for many years. Still watching reruns over and over again, so sad of her passing.
October 18, 2021
Betty, I will never forget meeting you and Don Knotts on January 17th 2003. It was one of the most thrilling days of my life. I still have both of your autographed photos. I was so sad when i learned you passed away. I would have loved meeting you once more. Rest in eternal peace.

Jerry Amaro
Jerry D Amaro
Friend
October 18, 2021
A true legend in her own time one of the best blessings to her family
Michael Purdy
Friend
October 18, 2021
Our prayers.She was a wonderful lady
Randy Bowman
Friend
October 18, 2021
Rest In Peace sweet Thelma Lou . Tell Barney & Andy hello for me !!!
Kenny Cole
October 18, 2021
Such a lovely, talented lady! My husband and I still watch The Andy Griffith show and will do so until the day we die This is one of the shows I grew up with and they sure don't make like this anymore. I loved Thelma Lou. R.I.P. beautiful lady. You will never be forgotten.❤❤
Karen Dickson
Friend
October 18, 2021
She was the last adult to pass on the show. Loved how she portrayed Thelma Lou. I have been blessed to have lived watching the Andy Griffith show during the '60's. RIP Betty Lynn. You will be missed.
Steve Mercuri
October 18, 2021
MIss Betty Lynn. She was a very sweet and nice Lady. When i met her she was so thankful and grateful , Thank you Miss Betty For all the great memories. Forever in our hearts
Sharon Hardin
October 18, 2021
Watched reruns of "The Andy Griffith Show" on television over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
October 18, 2021
I enjoyed her role on the Andy Griffith Show. She would keep Don Knotts straight.
DENNIS WILSON
Friend
October 18, 2021
Always loved her patient, sweet and kind character on Andy Griffith Show. I’m sure it was her true character in life. Rest In Peace sweet lady and thank you.
October 18, 2021
Betty was a gift to us all. Laughing and joyful through her whole life. She absolutely spread love and smiles wherever she went. I was privileged to know her for around 40 years and considered her one of the kindest and most generous people I have ever met. She was a big part of our family when we lived in Los Angeles and she never stopped asking about everyone in the family whenever we spoke. I know she appreciated the kindnesses shown to her in Mt. Airy. She felt like it was home.
My condolences to all who cared for and about her. She was one of a kind.
Samara Cummins
Friend
October 18, 2021
We’ve lost another great star RIP
Miss Betty prayers for your family

danny
October 18, 2021
Samara Cummins
Friend
October 18, 2021
An iconic TV character. She should have been Andy's girlfriend on the show. Barney needed someone like Helen to straighten his behind out.
Frank R.
Friend
October 18, 2021
She was a beautiful lady. I loved watching the andy griffin show. She will be missed. Sorry for your loss.
Ramona Long
Significant_other
October 18, 2021
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Betty Lynn. She was so darned cute and would have made a better girlfriend to Andy than Barney. He constantly stepped out on her. She will be missed.
Kay Casillas
Friend
October 18, 2021
I watch The Andy Griffith Show all the time on T.V land. It like a step back in time. I honestly thought she was already resting peacefully. Now that I know she is I am actually saddened. May her grieving family and fans find peace..
Nope Nada
Acquaintance
October 18, 2021
I truly enjoy watching the show! Specially the main characters on the show all of them! Especially Barney five with his girlfriend! Because with him you never know how he’s gonna act towards her or not to get in trouble with her! They where great together. Thank You Betty your a fine Actress RIP! You’ll still be shining like a star up in the sky at night!! One of so Many Fans of the show. Thank You .
Maria Perez
October 18, 2021
Such a talent. We will truly miss you. Thank you for so much joy and laughter. RIP beautiful lady.
Jeanette Stover
October 18, 2021
So sorry to hear this. She was a great actress!
Thomas Scott
Acquaintance
October 18, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Betty. Thank you for sharing a part of your long and wonderful life with us, and the wonderful film and TV memories. You had many roles but you will always be "Thelma Lou" to my generation. Unforgettable.
Harry Simpson
October 18, 2021
Rest In Peace Betty Lynn. You were loved by millions.
Brian Young
October 18, 2021
My wife and I visited Mt. Airy in 2017 and got to meet Betty. What a gracious lady and what a memory and privilege to be able to meet her. The autographed picture we had made with her hangs in our store on Main Street for all fans to see and enjoy. May the days of TV shows like the Andy Griffith show with characters like Betty and others return to production some day for the next generation. In the meantime we enjoy the reruns which are timeless.

Dale Ragan
October 18, 2021
She was so beautiful I enjoyed seeing her on the show.
Carl Thompson
October 18, 2021
I watched the Andy Griffith show everyday growing up. R.I.P. Betty.
John Isenhart
October 18, 2021
Scott Chamberland
October 18, 2021
I enjoyed her on the Andy Griffith show. She was a pleasure to watch and she was a beautiful lady.
Tina Meoak
Acquaintance
October 18, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
October 18, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Janice Jones
October 18, 2021
My deepest condolences unto her family and friends may God Strengthen them to endure with her passing. RIP Thelma Lou
October 18, 2021
To Ms Lynn Family, so sorry for the lost of this beautiful spirit. I watch her every day on Andy Griffin Show over and over and over. Ms Lynn was a awesome lady and although I only knew her just in the show I thank you for sharing. I pray God give you all Comfort Peace and Strength
Sonya Foust
October 18, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Rest in peace Miss Betty Lynn. You will be missed.
A Lee
October 18, 2021
She was a bright light on that show. She adored Barney for many years and when she married someone else in the series broke my heart. She was a gracious lady. Rest in peace Thelma Lou
Cathy Simmons
Friend
October 18, 2021
We just loved her. My husband watches the program every day. It’s just a great show.
Arnold & Marilyn Mathews
October 18, 2021
RIP sweet Thelma Lou! (Betty Lynn). You brought so much happiness to us, and now you’re reunited in Heaven with the loved ones.
Pauline Hicks
Acquaintance
October 18, 2021
To your her family ,Very Sorry . Too Betty Lynn , Thank you for your Service To Our Troops during WWII . Rest in Peace .
Frank Oshinski
October 18, 2021
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