Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 4:13 pm
The Messenger, August 12, 2009
Completed arrangements are being announced for Bessie Irene (West) Hornbeak, 95, of Union City, who died Aug. 11, 2009, at Highlands Manor of Memphis.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Neenan officiating. Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Hornbeak Cemetery in Greenfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Friday.
Pallbearers will be Don Gordon, Phil Gordon, Greg Hornbeak, Ted Hornbeak, Tim Hornbeak, Bobby Robinson and Jim Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth Brooks, Lowell Collins and Wesley Thompson.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union City First Baptist Church; or to Porter Leath, 868 North Manassas, Memphis, TN 38107 (attention Mike Warr).
She was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Weakley County, daughter of the late Herbert and Ann (Walker) West. She married Ralph Hornbeak Nov. 18, 1934. He died March 19, 1988. She had been an employee of the former McElroy’s Dime Store in downtown Union City and was a retired employee of the former Homestead in Union City, where she worked for 15 years.
A member of Union City First Baptist Church, she was an avid traveler and she considered herself the “Number One Fan” of the Atlanta Braves.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Richard Sullivan of Memphis; two grandsons and their spouses, Christopher and Susanne McComic and Geoffrey and Melanie McComic, all of San Diego; two great-grandchildren, Sinclair McComic and Cole McComic, both of San Diego; her niece, Janice Trimm of Union City; her great nephew, Patrick Trimm of Washington, D.C.; two step-grandchildren and their spouses, Lori and Todd Southern of Charleston, S.C., and Jeffrey and Jennifer Sullivan of Knoxville; and three step-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Paul West and Hollis West.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.