Obituary and funeral service: Dorothy M. West, 87, of Loganville

Dorothy M. West, age 87 of Loganville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Grayson. Pastor Tim Brogan will officiate. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Dorothy was faithful to her Lord and Savior and a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson. She had a heart for missions and service and was a longtime teacher of Mission Friends. Dorothy worked for numerous vacation bible schools. She loved kids and enjoyed working with them. Dorothy played the piano and was also a choir director. She graduated with her elementary teaching degree from Lindenwood University. Dorothy was a booster club member of the Grayson Wrestling Team, an avid reader and word search extraordinaire. She loved tracing genealogy and the history of her and her husband’s family. Family was so important to Dorothy and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very special to her. Dorothy was a behind the scenes supporter of her family and friends. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday and she made great caramel popcorn that was an annual Christmas gift. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James Lorenzo West, her sister, Betty Porter, and her brother, Chuck Gilmore. She is survived by her children, Jim and Karen West of Lilburn, GA; Steve and Teresa West of Monroe, GA; Pam and John Carter of Lebanon, MO; John and Susan West of Snellville, GA; Grandchildren: Jimmy and Jessie West of Roswell, GA; Brian and Crystal West of Dacula, GA; Eric and Morgan West of Peachtree Corners, GA; Laura and Tommy Valentine of Athens, GA; Tony and Mary West of Buford, GA; Ethan West of Marietta, GA; Kelly and Josh Lamkins of Kansas City, MO; Jessica and Graham Spruill of Rochester, NY; Savannah West of Bristol, CT; Brooke and Bryan Rafferty of Ooltewah, TN; Cameron West of Snellville, GA; Great Grandchildren: Avery, Lucas, and Reese West, Rachel West, Charlcey and Lemon West, Norah Valentine, Emerson and Helen Rafferty, and 3 more on the way. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Gideon Memorial Bible Chairman, PO BOX 2072, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA 30052. 770-466-1544. Please sign the online guest registry at

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Reposted courtesy of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.

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