Patricia Ann West

Published 3:46 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Patricia Ann West, 76, of Columbus, N.C., died Jan. 23, 2016 at her residence in Columbus.

She is the daughter of the late Boney and Beatrice Russell. She was the wife of the late Alvin West. She loved animals and animal rescue, and helped anyone she could. Patricia was a member of Midway Baptist Church, and enjoyed cooking for her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Janet Black (Silas); a sister, Debra Amburn, a son-in-law, David Shehan; two grandchildren, Justin Pierce (Alivia) and John Shehan (Alison); and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emma.

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She is preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Shehan; a son, Mike West; a sister, Faye Hampton; and a brother, Donald Russell. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Jan. 29, 2016 in Polk Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. with Reverend John Edwards officiating

Memorials may be made to Foothills Humane Society, 989 Little Mountain Rd., Columbus, NC 28722.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel
Tryon, N.C.