Betty Secrest

January 7, 2018
Betty Secrest

Betty Secrest

Betty Boyd Harrison Secrest, 87, of Vanceburg, passed away Sunday morning, January 7, 2018, at her home after an extended illness.

Betty was born at Tollesboro on September 13, 1930, to the late Boyd Hiss and Beulah Emmons Harrison. In her earlier years, Betty and her husband, Zeke, owned and operated the Jewelry Box in Vanceburg. She later worked for the Lewis County Board of Education, retiring after 29 years.

Betty was a 1948 graduate of Tollesboro High Schoo. She was an avid gardener and hosted thousands of pool parties for her grandchildren.

Betty Secrest

Betty Secrest

Betty traveled the world with her family members.

Survivors include her two children, Jill Secrest O’Cull and Dane Wilson Secrest, both of Vanceburg; two sisters, Sue Jane (Al) Bane of Tollesboro, and Patsy (Steve) Wright of Paris; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her husband, Wayne “Zeke” Secrest in 2001; and a grandson, Jazz Austin Secrest in 2017.

A private service will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may visit from Noon until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Gaydos Funeral Home, 159 Second Street in Vanceburg.

Condolences may be sent at www.gaydosfh.com.