July 13, 2024
noon - 1 p.m.


July 13, 2024
1 p.m.


July 13, 2024

Betty Harrell, 63, of Morganton, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 8, 2024.

Born in Yancey County, NC on March 31, 1961, she was the daughter of the late James Kelly Layell and Mary Thelma Stiles. Betty was a member of Central Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking, playing Rummy, watching soap operas, and playing Jokers and Marbles, a board game. Betty was an excellent cook and a kind, gentle, loving, strong caregiver.

Mrs. Harrell is survived by her husband of 3 years, Gary Harrell; son, Billy McGee; daughter, Wendy Crawley; beloved grandchildren, Hunter Seagle, Karigan Seagle Poteat, and Jennifer Barrier; great-grandson, Tobias Conley; sister, Teresa Layell; sister-in-law, Sebrenia Arrowood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Kelly Layell; and a sister, Brenda Ross.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Central Baptist Church (108 Murphy Court, Morganton, NC). The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. in the church with Rev. Anthony Ray officiating. Burial will follow Hillcrest Cemetery in Valdese.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I loved sweet Betty and her precious smile. May God wrap you in his loving arms and place peace within your hearts. Much love ❤️

—Karen McDowell
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—Shannon Gragg
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—Regina Ledford

Wendy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was such a sweet lady! I will be out of town this weekend, but you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

—Sasha Freeman

Betty I’m so sorry I can’t be there for your service but I know you know I would be there. I love you my friend. I’m still shocked by it all. You don’t know how much I will miss you, You were the best Precious Friend to be around. Spread your wings and fly. 💖🙏🤗💐👼🦋

—Paula Dale
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We were such good friends till i moved away we kept in touch on facebook ill miss that smile and the fun we had ill miss you you"ll have a specisl place in my heart Betty❤️

—Karen Hines