Rebecca Garrett Vest, 96, of Bedford, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Richfield Retirement Center. Born in Bedford County on June 26, 1916, she was a daughter of the late Robert Luther Lazenby and Eddie Greenwood Garrett Lazenby. In addition to her parents, Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Aurelius Vest; two brothers, Gordon Luther Lazenby and Ashby L. Lazenby; and a sister, Virginia M. Lazenby. She is survived by two sons, Stephen Clarence Vest and his wife, Jayne L. Vest and John Garrett Vest and his wife, Ann Rogers all of Roanoke; a granddaughter, Emma Rebecca Vest. Other survivors include parents of her daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Jeanice Levesque; a sister-in-law, Frances C. Lazenby; a niece, Fran Gordon Lazenby; and a cousin; Lois Denny and her husband, Bob. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins of her late husband, Clarence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make memorials consider Main Street United Methodist Church, 212 E. Main St., Bedford, VA 24523 or Bedford Christian Ministries, 217 W. Washington St., Bedford, VA 24523. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to her faithful caregivers and Good Samaritan Hospice for their love and care during this most difficult time. A celebration of Rebeccaâ€™s life was conducted at 10 am, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Bart Weakley officiating. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery. To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540)-586-3443.