Dorothy Blackmon West, 79, of Hampstead, NC, formerly of Spring Lake, NC, died Thursday, January 20, 2022.\n\nDorothy loved sewing and working in her yard gardening and planting flowers. She was also a squirrel and bird watcher, especially red birds. She enjoyed watching the news, eating pizza and drinking banana milk shakes from the Taste-Freez. She possessed a sweet and gentle spirit.\n\nShe is predeceased in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.\n\nShe is survived by her husband, Floyd D. West, sons, Daniel West (Bonnie); and Bennie West (Tisha); daughter, Helen Elrod (Roger); nine grandchildren, Heather, Tonya, Brian, Samantha, Sabrina, Tyler, Preston, Bennie Jr, and Timothy; twelve great-grandchildren; and neighbors and special friends, Mike and Lisa Fussell.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Friday, January 28, 2022, at 1:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church in Spring Lake, with Rev. J. E. Register officiating. Interment will follow in Gourd Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held at New Hope prior to the funeral from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM.