October 10, 1956
James T. West, 88, dies after illness
Smithfield, Oct. 9 – James Thomas West, 88, a retired farmer of Surry County, son of the late Samuel and Oceana Gwaltney West, died at his home Monday night after a short illness. He was a member of Bacons Castle Baptist Church and a veteran of the old Surry Calvary.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Jones West of Surry County, one son, Thomas W. West of Surry, one sister, Mrs. Gracie McClamroch of Greensboro, NC, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Wednesday afternoon in the Chapel of the Jones Funeral Home, Smithfield, with the Rev. Phillip Grey Hart, officiating. Burial will be in the Old Brick Church Cemetery, Bacons Castle, VA.