McMinnville resident and Warren County native Virginia West Beckwith, 78, died Jan. 6 at NHC Healthcare after an extended illness.
A librarian aide with Warren County Schools and a member of First Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Hester L. and Daisy Cantrell West, and was also preceded in death by brother I.D. West; sister, Willie Mae “Bill” Cates, and great-grandson, Dax.
She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Tom and Camille Beckwith of Murfreesboro and Ken Beckwith of McMinnville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Mary Curtis and Helen Martin, both of McMinnville; brothers and sister-in-law, Luther and Betty West of McMinnville, and Tom West of Huntsville, Ala.
Ms. Beckwith donated her body to forensic science. There are no services scheduled. Memorial donations may be made to Project Rescue, 179 Cave Springs Road, Decatur, Ala., 35603.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Jan. 8, 2012