Funeral services for Mr. James West, known to his family and friends as Goose and Tippy, were held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at noon from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Minister Paul Mitchell serves as pastor. Rev. Joseph Feagin served as officiating minister. Burial followed in Magnolia cemetery. Hudson Funeral Services, Greenville, Ala., directed.
Mr. James West was born on Jan. 4, 1941 in Cochran, Ga., to the late Wash and Annie Mae West. James was the first of seven children.
James was preceded in death by two brothers, William “Red,” Freddie West and sister, Minnie Stone.
He attended Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, until his health failed.
He attended Rosen Wald School during his early childhood.
His pastimes consisted of listening to gospel music, playing golf and socializing at the Waffle House. He was well known by all and never met any strangers.
He leaves to cherish his memories two sisters, Mary Peterson, Homerville, Ala., and Emma (James) Jackson, Greenville, Ala.; one brother, Robert West, Homerville, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Leola West, Ft. Walton, Fla., and Rebecca West, Greenville, Ala.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, and a very special relative, Ruthie Santiago.