Sarah Wilson West

Published 1:46 pm Thursday, April 15, 2021

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COLUMBUS – Sarah Wilson West, 95, of Columbus, passed away Thursday morning, April 8, 2021 at her home.

Born in Buncombe County, she was the daughter of the late Dwight Lee Wilson and Sarah Burruss Wilson. Mrs. West moved to Polk County 77 years ago from Swannanoa. During her working career, she worked and retired from the U.S. Postal Service and Polk County Magistrates Office. She sold Avon Products for over 30 years. Mrs. West was very involved in her community having served with the Polk County Homemakers. She was a longtime member of Columbus Baptist Church and served in many capacities over the years including, Good Neighbor Store, We Care Day Care, church secretary and house and grounds committee, just to name a few. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert West who passed away in 1980; one son, Randy West; one brother, Dwight Wilson, Jr.; one sister, Judy Blackwell; one grandson, Eric West; one great-grandson, Abram Wilcox.

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Surviving are four sons, John West (Suzanne) of Ponce de Leon, FL, Steve West (Teresa) of Columbus, Chris West (Kathy G.) of Columbus and Mark West (Kathy J.) of Columbus; ten grandchildren, Tracy Wilcox, Nicole McIntosh, Shannon Robinson, Desiree O’Sullivan, John R. West, III, Michelle Earnest, Thomas West, Clark West, Javon West and Brandon West; eight Great-grandchildren, Harley O’Sullivan, Haley Robinson, John R West IV, Kolton West, Jacob Schenck, Paul Saccavino, Cully Saccavino and Griffin Saccavino

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 11, 2021 in Columbus Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy Fortune officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the church.

Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Columbus Baptist Church, PO Box 485, Columbus North Carolina 28722.

At other times, the family will be at their respective homes.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Tryon, North Carolina