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OBITUARY: Freddie Lee West

ROCKINGHAM — Freddie Lee West, 78, of Rockingham, passed away on April 2, 2023 at Hospice Haven of Richmond County.

Freddie was born on March 17, 1945 in Richmond County, a son of the late Walter and Virginia “Bill” Hogan West.

He was a veteran of the Army and National Guard and was retired from the N.C. Department of Corrections. He enjoyed fishing, sitting on the porch, reading a book or playing on his Kindle.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Williams; and a niece, Tracie Driggers.

Surviving are his loving wife, Cathy Gazoo West; sister Joyce Melton (Robert) of Ellerbe; son, Marcus West (Krista) of Ellerbe, daughters, Brenda Ladner and Pat Hatcher of Rockingham, and Kristie Stewart of the home; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; a niece, three great-nephews, two great-great-nephews; and his beloved dog, Bandit.


Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at a Place of Grace, with the Rev. Johnny Newton officiating. Interment will follow the service in Richmond County Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends and family on Wednesday from 6–8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home in Rockingham.

Condolences may be made online at carterfuneral.net.

Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 N US Hwy 1, Rockingham, NC 28379.

Carter Funeral Home is assisting the West family.

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