Emma West

Emma West

Emma Griffin West, 83 of Wilmar passed away January 22, 2014 at Bradley County Medical Center in Warren.

She was retired from Burlington Industries and was a member of Wilmar United Methodist Church.


Mrs. West was born on May 24, 1930 and was the daughter of the late Jesse Griffin and Annie Pearl Burkhart Griffin.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband L.C. “Buddy” West; four brothers, J.C. Griffin, Sonny Griffin, Bill Griffin, and Nathan Griffin; and one sister, Lucille Davis.

Survivors include three sons, Mike West of Wilmar, Ricky West and wife, Annette of Warren, and Mark West and wife, Deborah of Wilmar; three sisters, Francis Wade of Vermont, Betty Jo Reddin and Mary Lynn Temple both of Wilmar; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Boren, Maranda McEntire, Kacie Wallace, Kristi Scott, Timmy West, Tabatha Quillen and Matt West; sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held January 25 at 1 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello. Burial will be at Wilmar Cemetery. Visitation will be January 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.