Pittston Gazette, 14 SEP 1927, p. 3
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT TO LATE J T A notable tribute of respect was paid to the memory of the late John West this afternoon, when his mor tal remains were laid to rest. Funeral services were conducted at the home, on Broad street, by Rev. J. N. Hempstead, ipastor of the Methodist Protestant Church, who paid a sympathetic tribute to the Christian character of one who had been af filiated with the church throughout his life and who had been for many years most active as an officer of the church and as a member of the choir. The hymns, "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Under His Wing," were sung by Mrs. Raymond Voigt. Among those in attendance' on the funeral were many employes cf the Lehigh Valley Railroad, and the men of the Methodist Protestant Bible Class attended in a body. Mr. West having been an officer of the class Ufor many years. The floral offerings were of exceptional beauty, and included set tokens from church and railroad organizations. Burial was in Pittston Cemetery. The friends, who served as pall bearers were: George Greenland, John T. Johnson, Tallie Evans, C. AV. Smiles. AVilliam Charlton and Samuel Speece.