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Elsie M. West, 94, of Hayes, the widow of Clarence L. West Jr., died at her home on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Elsie was a longtime active member of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church and retired from the staff of Hogg Funeral Home. She indeed was a Southern lady, committed to serving our Lord, loving her family, attending the needs of their community with a humble heart, and great wit. In addition to her husband, daughter Shelby Friend preceded her in death.

She is survived by granddaughter, Leslie Thompson; three great-grandchildren, Sarah, Melody, Drew; two special friends, Goldie West, Brenda West; caregiver, Michelle Marshall, and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Monday, August 10, 2020, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, in Rosewell Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing was mandatory, and masks were required.