Class of 1911

Georgia (Herndon) West

January 2, 1893 – April 5, 1917

Georgia (Herndon) West was born in Kentucky January 2, 1893, and died in Roswell, New Mexico, where she had gone in the hope of benefiting her health, April 5, 1917.

She left Kentucky in childhood and came to Perry where she received her education and grew to a noble christian womanhood, and where after her graduation from the high school she taught successfully for several years in our city schools.

On June 16, she was married in Oklahoma City, Rev. Van Horn, pastor of the Christian Church, officiating, to J. Clair West, with whom she lived happily until the Death Reaper came and who with her mother, Mrs. Ellen Herndon, are left to mourn her loss.

Mrs. West was a woman of strong character and made her influence felt for good by her active work in church and Sunday School, the order of the Eastern Star and of the several social and literary organizations of which she was a member. The affectionate regard and high esteem in which she was held by the members of these orders was evidenced by the large number who were present at her funeral to pay their tribute of love and respect, and to drop a tear of sympathy upon the casket of this cheerful and helpful character.

Mrs. West became a member of the Christian Church in Perry in her twelfth year and has ever been a loyal and diligent worker in the Lord’s vineyard.

She was an excellent Sunday school teacher and many children in years to come will remember with love and gratitude the instruction received from her when a member of her class.

Her funeral was preached by the writer, at her home in Perry on April 9, after which the flowerladen casket was borne to Grace Hill cemetery where her mortal body was laid to rest to await the resurrection.

–Thos. H. Popplewell