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Joseph Williams West

Mr. Joseph William West of Nathalie died at his home Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. 

 He was born in Halifax County on Aug. 1, 1931 and was 81 years old. He was the son of the late Oshell West and the late Belle Richardson West and was married to Mary Frances Ragsdale West who survives.

He was a member of Liberty Christian Church and was a retired farmer.

Mr. Joseph William West is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Ragsdale West, of Nathalie; one daughter, Kathy Mann, and husband Skip of Richmond; two grandsons, Clinton Joseph Mann and Christian William Mann; special nephew, Kelvin Ragsdale; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Edward West.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Christian Church with the Rev. Tim Owen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at his home, 1021 Chisolm Trail, Nathalie.

For memorials consider the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, P.O. Box 195, Nathalie, VA 24577 or Liberty Christian Church cemetery fund, c/o Debby Forlines, 4055 Liberty Road, Nathalie, VA 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.