Nell Tatom West, 82, widow of the late Fred D. West, Jr. went to live with the Lord Thursday, July 26, 2007. She was a resident of Abbeville, SC before entering the NHC Nursing Home in Greenwood January 2002.
Born in Troy, Alabama on February 21, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Roy Lamar Tatom and Johnnie Camp Tatom.
She was employed with the Press & Banner in different capacities before retiring in the late 80's. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Abbeville. An avid bridge player, she shared her skills with many young adults in and around Abbeville.
Mrs. West is survived by four children; a daughter, Marynell West of Ninety Six, SC and three sons, Fred D. West III and wife Melinda of Simpsonville, SC, Lamar T. West and John R. West and wife Lynne of Abbeville, SC. Also one sister, Jacquelyn Wyatt of Abbeville, SC and one brother Roy Lamar Tatom and wife Margie Tatom of Brundidge, Alabama. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Shannon West of Jacksonville, Florida, Ed Greene, Steven Greene and Justin Tilley of Greenville, SC, and Zach West, Cady Nell West, Chris West and Tatom West of Abbeville.
The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John R. West 245 Island Ford Rd. Abbeville, SC.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 825 Abbeville, SC 29620.