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James Robert West

ROCK HILL -- Mr. James Robert West, 68, of 1287 Springwood Lane, passed away November 21, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center.

Born in Guilford County, N.C., to the late Z.O. and Virginia Harrell West, Mr. West was a retired mechanic for Duke Power and Hot Rod Enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lee Plummer West of the home; daughters, Sandra L. West of Jonesville, S.C., and Brigitte M. West of Rock Hill; son, James R. West Jr. of Asheboro, N.C.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sisters, Kaye Tolbert and Joann Miller.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 4 p.m. Monday, November 24, 2008, in The Chapel of Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m., prior to the service. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charities would be appreciated: Hospice Care of South Carolina, 1230 Ebenezer Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732; American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC; or charity of one's choice.

Condolences can be e-mailed to the family at

Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the family.