Charles Tom West

C. Tom West, 65 Dies at Home
Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Morning

Charles Tom West, 65, area supervisor for the state highway department, died
last night, June 30, 1948, at the home in the Fruit Hill section following a
second paralytic stroke. He suffered the first stroke April 5, and had been
ill since that time.

He was born and reared in the Fruit Hill section and spent his life there. He
was a staunch Democrat all his life, and served as Christian County engineer
for eight years, starting in 1934. Mr. West was named highway supervisor for
four counties, including Christian the first of January.

Mr. West had operated a farm as well as serving in public office.

The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Flora Hord West; two daughters Mrs. John
Combs, city; Mrs. Leo Cooke, Fruit Hill; two sons, Garland West, Fruit Hill,
Lawson West, Macedonia in Christian County; one brother Will West, Nashville;
two grandchildren, Joan Cooke and James West, county.

The funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10:30 at the grave
at Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Ashley, Christian minister, in

The pall bearers will be Herman King, Hiley Cobb, Elbert (Buck) Jenkins,
Charley Vaughan, Arthur Daniels and Garnett East.

(Kentucky New Era)


Miss Gabe West died Thursday night.
Her funeral was preached in the Cumberland Presbyterian church Friday afternoon, the interment taking place at the City Cemetery. We extend to the bereaved friends and relatives our hearty condolence
Hopkinsville New Era
October 1886

Garland West

Garland West, 90, Fruit Hill Road died at 7:55 p.m. Monday, July 21, 1997 at
Regional Medical Center, Madisonville, Ky, following a long illness.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home,
Crofton, Ky. with Terry Capps officiating. Burial will be in Riverside
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight.

A native of Christian County, he was born June 23, 1907, the son of the late
C. T. (Charles Thomas) and Flora Hord West. He was a farmer and a member of
the Dogwood Christian Church where he had served as chairman of the board for
20 years and had taught Sunday school for more than 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Powell West, 3 nieces, Judy Lyle,
Hopkinsville, Ky. Sharon Hanson, Sharpsburgh, Ga., and Joan McCarty, Lilburn
Ga.  and 1 nephew, James Thomas West, Paducah, Ky.

Memorial may be made to the Dogwood Christian Church Building Fund.
 (Kentucky New Era)


Obituary in ky new era on Dec. 3 , 1965

John West,77 retired farmer, of the antioch road,died at 9:55 last night at jennie stuart hospital, where he had been a patient 3 days.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. sunday , at fuqua-hinton funeral home. burial will be in "causey cemetery" off the pilot rock road.
Mr. west was born in christian county , the son of James Richard and Belle Johnson West. he was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church..
surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mattie Belle Hurt Westt : four sons ,John, David , Charlie and Douglas West , all of the county , and Willie R West of the city. five daughters:
Mrs. Woodrow Sisk , of the county, Mrs. Rubin Sisk , of  Haubstadt,Ind., Mrs Hoy Mashburn , of the city , Mrs Jim White , Danville, Ky and Mrs. Louis Martin,of the county: a brother , Tom West ,of the county: a half-brother , Bill West, of the city : 26 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
pallbearers , all grandsons, will be Ronald Martin and
Odell, Elwood, Lynn, Arles and Dwight Sisk.


February 5, 1926
Jim West Suicides At Hopkinsville
Prominent For Years As Tobacco Man And Head Of West's Loose Floor
Despondency and Ill Health Responsible For Rash Act Of Prominent Citizen
James West, proprietor of West's Loose Floor in Hopkinsville, and for years one of the outstanding tobacco men of all this section committed suicide by shooting himself at his office in Hopkinsville last Friday morning.
Mr. West suffered a nervous breakdown last fall and was critically ill for some weeks. Later he became better and had continued to go about his place of business, although he had never entirely recovered.
He went to his office Friday morning, and finding a pistol lying in the office left by some watchman of the place placed it to his head and pulled the trigger. Death followed immediately.
James West was born in Christian county a few miles north of Hopkinsville, February 11, 1861, a son of Henry M. West. He was educated in Ferrell's High School and was married to his first wife in 1887. A son and a daughter were born to this union.
The son, James West Jr., died before reaching manhood. The daughter, Mary, is now Mrs. H. H. Harned, of Dawson Springs. Some years after the death of his first wife, Mr. West married Miss Ella Black, a daughter of the late Judge W. P. Black, of Princeton in 1904. She survives him with their one son, William B. West, now a student at Center College.
He had been active in the public affairs of Hopkinsville for years, and as a churchman was an official in the Presbyterian church, of which he had long been a member.
Cadiz Record


             Jessie James West, 83, Highpoint Drive, died
             at 12:28 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2000, at
             Jennie Stuart Medical Center of natural causes.

             Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at
             Ridgetop Cemetery, Crofton, with the Rev. Alan
             Hopper officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m.
             until time for the service at Hughart and Beard
             Funeral Home, Crofton.

             A native of Crofton, he was the son of the late
             Elgin and Nellie West. His wife, Eugena West,
             died in 1994.

             There are no immediate survivors.

Lucille Powell West
Lucille Powell West 88, Crofton, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb 11, 2001 at
Jennie Stuart Medical Center following a brief illness.

Services will be a 1p.m. Tuesday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Crofton,
Ky with the Rev. Shane Clark officiating. Burial will be in Riverside
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight.

A native of Christian County, she was born November 23, 1912, the daughter of
the late Walter L. and Emma Word Powell. She was a homemaker and the oldest
member of Dogwood Church. Her husband, Garland West, died in 1997.

Survivors are, Sharon Hanson, Judy Lyle, James T. West and Joan McCarty.

Source: Ky New Era Feb. 12, 2001

Mrs. Tom West
Mrs. Tom West Dies at Home in County

Mrs. Tom West, 74, died at her home in the Fruit Hill community this morning,
January 5, 1955, following a lingering illness.

She was born March 27, 1880 in the Dogwood community of the county and was
the daughter of Maryland and Mary Fritz Hord. She was a member of the
Universalist. Church.

Her husband died June 30, 1948, She is survived by two sons, Garland and
Lawson West of Crofton; one daughter, Mrs. Lorene Cook of Fruit Hill and one
stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruby Combs of Hopkinsville; two grandchildren, Joan Cooke
and James T. West; one brother Tilden Hord and a sister, Miss Anise Hord,
both of Kirkmansville.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Fuqua
Funeral Home and burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.

(Kentucky New Era)

Submitted by Joan McCarty


William H. West Dead Hopkinsville, Ky. William H. West, a former Deputy Sheriff and for years a Constable, died at
his home here last night of kidney trouble, aged seventy four years.
He was a native of this county, and all his life was spent here. He leaves one son, Robert West of this city, and two daughters.Caldwell Co 1906

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