Betty Dianne Russell

April 8, 1945March 27, 2021

High Point – Betty Dianne (Poston) Russell passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021. She was born on April 8, 1945, to Gilbert and Cynthia Poston in Princeton, Kentucky.

Betty graduated from High Point Central High School in 1963. She became a member of Oak Hill Friends in 1964 and remained a member all of her life. She married James Wallace Russell on October 24, 1964.

Betty was quiet in demeanor, but when she spoke, everyone listened. She was a strong and steady force in the lives of those who loved her. Betty had a passion for flowers and birds. She spent many hours in her garage building stained-glass birdhouses as her favorite hobby . She loved watching the birds and kept a notebook nearby as they visited her feeder. Betty and Wallace had great adventures on their bus travels together.

Betty is survived by son, Jeffrey Wade Russell; brothers, Tim Poston (Joyce) and Gary Poston; grandchildren, Haley Russell Hutchens (Marshall), Nathan Russell; great-grandchildren, Jaxon Hutchens, and Olivia Hutchens; and best friends, Hope Harvell and Ginger Rutherford. Betty is predeceased by her parents, husband, and brother Tommy Poston. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, North Carolina, 27262. The family invites you to attend the visitation Tuesday, March 30th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A graveside service will be Thursday, April 1st, at 11am at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point.

Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations, Lexington Ave., is honored to serve the Russell family. Online condolence may be made at


  • Gilbert Poston, Father (deceased)
  • Cynthia Poston, Mother (deceased)
  • James Wallace Russell, Husband (deceased)
  • Jeffrey Wade Russell, Son
  • Haley Russell Hutchens (Marshall), Granddaughter
  • Nathan Russell, Grandson
  • Olivia Hutchens, Great-granddaughter
  • Jaxon Hutchens, Great Grandson
  • Tim Poston (Joyce), Brother
  • Gary Poston, Brother
  • Tommy Poston, Brother (deceased)
  • Betty Russell also leaves behind two best friends, Hope Harvell and Ginger Rutherford.

  • Hospice of the Piedmont


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 1, 2021


Betty Dianne Russell

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Tammy Seymour Bunn

April 1, 2021

She was my Sunday School teacher and Jeff was my buddy when my dad preached at Oak Hill. Such a sweet lady and love this family. My prayers are for comfort. God Bless

Ann Klimstra

March 30, 2021

My sympathies to Betsy’s family. From Wallace’s first cousin Ann Klimstra.

Trisha Jarrett

March 30, 2021

Jeff, My heart goes out to you for the passing of your Mom. I know you miss her dearly. We all do at Oak Hill Friends. I so enjoyed her questions in Sunday school and her discussions. She was such a sweet and wonderful person! So caring and easy going. I was so amazed with the beautiful stained glass birdhouses she made. I will always cherish the one she gave me. I am so glad Betty is at peace and no longer suffering. I can only imagine the smile she had on her face when she stood before Jesus and God. I know they must have said welcome home faithful servant. You have so many wonderful memories of your mom. Those memories will help you to get through the days ahead. She will remain in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family.

Trisha Jarrett

Kim Barnes

March 30, 2021

Jeff and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Betty was a sweet, sweet lady with such a quiet demeanor (which Wallace made up for)! I loved to see the two of them together - they reminded me so much of my parents in how Wallace and my Dad would crack jokes and Betty and my mom would just shake their heads. Lots of fond memories of choir and other events at Oak Hill with Betty. She had a heart of gold and full of love and compassion for all. She was so proud of her family and loved her grandbabies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

LaDonna Jones

March 30, 2021

God Bless all the family during this time. When Betty spoke to me, I listened. When she shared with me, I listened. When she prayed with me, I listened. I will miss her dearly.