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Lucille Overby West / May 14, 2019

Lucille Overby West, wife of the late John Luke West, died Monday, May 13, 2019, at the age of 86. She was born in Mecklenburg County on Dec. 2, 1932, to the late Luddie Ambrose and Idenia Owen Overby. One of 10 children, Lucille is survived by her brothers, Ray Overby of Arkansas and Larry Overby of Clarksville.

Lucille was lovingly cared for by Cheryl and Louis Newton for many years. Lucille was employed with Roses Department Store as Bookkeeper for 33 years before retiring in 1984. A life-long member of Buffalo Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School for many years in addition to sharing her love of singing as a member of the choir and with the Buffalo Baptist Quartet.

She was predeceased by her sisters, Jane Yancey, Doris Jordan, Ruth Terrell, Mabel Thomas, Hilda Newton, and Ann Champion, as well as a brother, Edwin Overby. Gwen Yancey Talley and many other nieces and nephews also survive.

A funeral will be held Thursday, May 16, at 3 p.m. in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with the Rev. Chet Bergeron officiating. Entombment will follow in Eternity Mausoleum at Oakhurst Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Arrangements are by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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