Geneva Young West: Obituary


Geneva Young West, age 84, of Fairmount Georgia, passed away October 19, 2018 at Gordon Hospital Calhoun, Georgia surrounded by her loving family.

Geneva or Gee to many of her family, was born February 16, 1934, daughter of the late Onice and Mabel Moss Young. She was a hardworking, loving woman, to her own family as well as her church family. A member of East Damascus Baptist Church since a young girl, she was a song leader for the choir and helped with the up keep of the church.

Geneva worked alongside of her husband of 66 years, Raymond, whether it was making a living, cutting pulpwood, growing a garden or the upkeep of their farm, while raising 5 kids and keeping a household going. She was an avid quilter and seamstress, loved to read the Calhoun Times and Pickens Progress, and drink vanilla milkshakes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Onice and Mabel Moss Young and daughter, Glenda Ruth Crook.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond West; daughters and sons-in-laws, Faye and Phillip Gibson of Fairmount, Joyce and Jerry Kelley of Fairmount, Vickie and Travis Childers of Calhoun; son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Donna West of Ellijay; son-in-law, Ronnie Crook of Ranger; sisters, Shirley Townsend of Blairsville; Joe Flood of Chatsworth; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dean and Delaine Young of Fairmount; Josh and Ann Young of Fairmount; Wayne and Trixie Young of Calhoun; six grandchildren, Bobby Gibson, Kevin Crook, Wesley Crook, Jennifer Scott, David West, Noah West, eight great-grandchildren, Charity Gibson, Hailee Blankenship, Ceairra Hodges, Kolbi Crook, Joseph Crook, Gibson Scott, Liam Scott and Maddy Crook. A host of family and friends also survive.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Roper Funeral Home with Reverend Daniel McCoy and Reverend Ronnie Ray officiating. Interment will follow in East Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery.

The Family will be receiving friends at Roper Funeral Home, Sunday, October 21, 2018 from1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral hour.

The family will receive flowers or donations can be made to East Damascus Baptist Church.

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