James Derrell West

James Derrell West, 52, of Center, passed away Friday, December 31, 2021, in Center.

Funeral service will be held at Noon, Tuesday, January 4, 2021, at First Pentecostal Church-Jesus with visitation one hour prior.  Bro. Richard Goodwin will officiate.  Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery in Center.

Born January 19, 1969, in Converse, Louisiana, James is the son of Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West.  He worked as a carpenter.  His hobbies included fishing and woodwork.

He is survived by fiancé, Elizabeth Freeman of Center; sisters, Carla K. Harris of Garrison and Sandra Dale Grillette of Ringgold, Louisiana; other family members, Stacy and Samantha Oates of Center and Ed and Belinda Mathis of Center; and a number of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edna Marie Spears West and Charles William “Bill” West; and brother, William West.

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