AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. John "Boy" Henry West, of Randall Road, entered into rest Thursday, May 5, 2005 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Enon Baptist Church, Columbia County, with Rev. John Harmon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Survivors are his wife, Albenia West; two sons, John Henry West, III, Shawn West, Augusta; mother, Carrie Bell Smith, Hephzibah; grandmother, Willie Mae Blackwell, Long Island, N.Y.; one sister, Mary Davis, Hephzibah; one brother, Willie James (Ophelia) West, Hephzibah; seven grandchildren, Shamika Rucker, Boston, Mass., John West, IV, Meshonda Jenkins, Kyounia West, Shawn West, Vontelius West, all of Augusta; sisters-in-law, Sheridan (Calvin) Cummings, Eleanor Merritt; brothers-in-law, John Merritt, Walker (Louise) Merritt and Ronald Merritt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the residen ce at 1:00 PM. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
The Augusta Chronicle May 12, 2005