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Dorothy West

Dorothy West

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2008 1:11 pm

 The Messenger. 12.15.08

Dorothy West, 77, of Union City died Dec. 12, 2008, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Dilday Funeral Home in Union City.

She was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Steele, Mo., daughter of the late Dewey and Bessie (James) Hicks. She and her fiancé Robert Pirie of Union City, relocated here after she lost her home in Hurricane Katrina. 

She was a member of Williams Boulevard Baptist Church in Kenner, La., and was a sister of the Order of Eastern Star in Kenner. 

She is also survived by three sons, Teddy Hall of Ponchatoula, La., Phillip D. Perge of Hammond, La., and Joey Melanson of Port Neches, Texas; her daughter, Margaret Ellen Perge of Ocala, Fla.; her brother and sister-in-law, G.D. and Nan Hicks of Humboldt; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her son, John Max Perge; and her sister, Beatrice Blurton.

To leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at


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