Obituary – Paul F. West

Mr. Paul F. West, 81, died Thursday, March 13, 2013, at his home in Winston County.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Tuesday at Good Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Gross and Rev. Larry Ferris officiating.    Interment was in Good Hope Cemetery.  Porter Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. West was born March 11, 1933, in  George County, MS.  He was a retired mechanic with Delta Brick Company in Macon, MS, and was a former Chevron Service Station owner. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie West;  his parents, Ottilie and Arthur West;  a son, Jeffrey Donald Hemphill; and a brother, Lee West.

He is survived by  two daughters, and Paula McCluskey of Mobile, AL, and  Cathy Ferris of Louisville, MS; six sons, Randy Hemphill, Danny Hemphill, John Hemphill, and David Hemphill, all of Louisville, MS,  James Hemphill of West Point, MS, and Eugene Hemphill of  Arizona;  24 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; and two sisters, Avis Cumbest of Lucedale, MS, and Mary Scarbrough of Moss Point, MS.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Higginbotham, Kevin Bishop, Johnny Richardson, Henry Long, Michael Hemphill, Jason Ragan, Anthony Miles, and Dennis Ronyak.  Honorary pallbearer was Nicholas McCluskey.

Memorials may be made to Good Hope Baptist Church.

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