Athelyne Woodard West, 103
CARTHAGE -- Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, February 10 at the Sanderson Funeral Home for Mrs. West, 103, of the Turkey Creek Community.
A well-known antique dealer for over 50 years, she died Tuesday, Feb. 8. 2011 at her residence.
Born in Smith County, Mrs. West was one of six children born to the late Robert Lee Woodard and Holla Delora Massey Woodard.
Saved at the age of 14 and a member of the Cornwell’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, she faithfully attended the North Carthage Missionary Baptist Church until her heath failed.
Mrs. West was a member of the Turkey Creek Home Demonstration Club for many years. She owned and operated West Grocery for 18 years and also was a partner with her brother in the laundromat business in Carthage.
Services were conducted by Elder Charles Allen Gentry and Elder Kenneth Massey. Interment was in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage.
Survivors include: son Billy Robert West; granddaughter Pam (Mark) Andrews; grandson Bob (Jennie) West; great-grandchildren Hailey West, Scarlett, Brent and Chelsea Andrews; foster daughter Mattie Hirst.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband Hugh Cordell West, sister Mary Katherine Kemp; and brothers Virgil, E.B., Cecil and Carl Woodard.
Pallbearers: Richard, Oliver and Brent Woodard, Billy D. Kemp, Freddie Armistead, Jimmy Hayes, Lee Pettross, Hughey Gregory, Bob and Bud West.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.