July 25, 1961
Rubert H. West Sr.
Funeral services for Rubert H. West Sr., 75, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. David Mathieson of 15 Charlton Drive, Hampton, and who died Sunday in Patrick Henry Hospital, will be held at 11 am Wednesday in Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home. The Rev. Winston Hope, assistant rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, will officate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Mr. West, who was a self-employed blacksmith, was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. In addition to Mrs Mathieson, he is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. Authur Drunen, Mrs. Luther Simmons and Mrs. Elsie Han, all of Hampton; two sons, Rubert West Jr. of Long Island, NY; James West of Norfolk, and Sefton Fuller; two brothers, T. E. West and Vaiden West, both of Hampton; sister, Mrs. Henry Clark of Hampton, 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mr. West’s grandsons, James W. Mathieson, David Mathieson Jr., L. E. Simmons Jr., James Miller, Leslie Cooper and Ronald Fields.