Kenneth West RINGGOLD Kenneth "Ken" Odell West, 69, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at a local hospital. He was a lifelong resident of North Georgia and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. West was retired from Averitt Express after 16 years and was a great-grandson of James West, 43rd mounted infantry of the Confederacy Army. He enjoyed car shows, antique cars, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyat and Barbara Wooten West; and sister, Juanita Alexander. Survivors are his loving wife of 50 years, Carolyn West; sons, Wayne (Sherri) West, Ringgold, Kevin (Michelle) West, Ringgold; daughter, Barbie Fleming, Ringgold; brother, Doyle (Thelma) West, LaFayette; sisters, Evelyn (Vernon) Meranda, Florida, Carol (Ed) Brown, Ringgold, Ann Wallin, Fort Payne, Ala.; grandchildren, Lauren, Jake, and Grant West, Tyler, Kristen and Luke West, Noah and Daniel Fleming; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today, Dec. 19, in the funeral home chapel with the three children speaking at their father's service. Interment will be in Anderson Memorial Gardens. Visit www.Heritagefh.com to share words of comfort and view the memorial tribute. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.