Lillian Wooten West of Greensboro passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at her home. A private service to celebrate her life will be held at Christ United Methodist Church. Lil was the daughter of the late Jack B. and Dixie P. Wooten and was born in Johnston County, North Carolina on March 31, 1932. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Wayne West. She was also predeceased by her brothers: Cecil "Chuck" Wooten, Jack B. Wooten Jr., Shade A. Wooten, and Worth A. Wooten. She is survived by her children, Wally West and wife Cathy of Greensboro; Leigh West Patel and husband Mehul of Pittsboro, NC; and grandson Aaron West. Lil's family would like to express their gratitude to AuthoraCare/Hospice and to Lil's caregivers for their kindness, support, and exceptional care. Lil was a graduate of Princeton High School in Princeton, NC and Meredith College in Raleigh. She loved her time as a social worker for Rhode Island Child Welfare Services and Children's Home Society. Lil was also a proud master gardener and volunteered for many years as an elections poll worker in Greensboro. She was an active church member and served in many roles at Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, including deacon and elder. She joined Christ United Methodist Church in 2014 where she was a member until her death. Lil will be remembered as a sassy redhead who loved her family, helping others, and spending time with dear friends. She was fiercely independent, could be counted on to speak her mind, and was always ready to stand up for loved ones and strangers alike. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Online condolences may be made at www.forbisanddick.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to AuthoraCare Collective (Hospice), 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405; or to Christ United Methodist Church, 410 North Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27410; or to the American Cancer Society, 7027 Albert Pick Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. Forbis and Dick North Elm Chapel is serving the West family.
...A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL AFFECT FORSYTH...NORTHEASTERN DAVIDSON AND NORTHERN GUILFORD COUNTIES UNTIL 700 PM EDT... AT 603 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES NORTH OF HIGH POINT TO NEAR BERMUDA RUN. MOVEMENT WAS NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. WIND GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. HEAVY RAIN AND MINOR FLOODING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... GREENSBORO, WINSTON-SALEM, HIGH POINT, KERNERSVILLE, CLEMMONS, BERMUDA RUN, LEWISVILLE, SUMMERFIELD, STOKESDALE AND WALKERTOWN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY BUILDING OR VEHICLE. WIND GUSTS AS HIGH AS 40 MPH ARE CAPABLE OF KNOCKING DOWN TREE LIMBS AND BLOWING AROUND TRASH CANS, POTTED PLANTS, LAWN FURNITURE AND OTHER LIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL QUICKLY REDUCE VISIBILITY AND RESULT IN PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS, STANDING WATER IN LOW LYING AREAS, AND MINOR FLOODING OF CREEKS, STREAMS, AND AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE. DRIVERS ARE URGED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE EXTRA CAUTION TO AVOID HYDROPLANING, ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS WHERE PROLONGED HEAVY RAIN CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO FLOODING. DONT WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE FIRST LIGHTNING FLASH BEFORE HEADING TO SAFETY. MOVE INDOORS AT THE FIRST SIGN OF THREATENING SKIES OR THE FIRST SOUND OF THUNDER. DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKES CAN OCCUR WELL AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING STORM, PRIOR TO THE ARRIVAL OF RAIN AND WIND. MAKE SURE THAT LIGHTNING IS WELL AWAY FROM YOUR LOCATION BEFORE RESUMING OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. &&
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... FORSYTH COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA... NORTHERN GUILFORD COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA... * UNTIL 715 PM EDT. * AT 632 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR MONROETON TO NEAR HUNTSVILLE, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...EXPECT DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... GREENSBORO, WINSTON-SALEM, KERNERSVILLE, CLEMMONS, BERMUDA RUN, LEWISVILLE, SUMMERFIELD, STOKESDALE, WALKERTOWN AND RURAL HALL. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. STRAIGHT LINE WINDS CAN BLOW DOWN TREES, POWER LINES, AND DAMAGE MOBILE HOMES AND OTHER BUILDINGS. SEEK SHELTER IN A STURDY STRUCTURE UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AS FLYING DEBRIS GENERATED BY DAMAGING WINDS CAN BE DEADLY. TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS, AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. && HAIL...<.75IN; WIND...60MPH
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... GUILFORD COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA... * UNTIL 945 PM EDT. * AT 644 PM EDT, DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ACROSS NORTHERN GUILFORD COUNTY, ROUGHLY OVER SUMMERVILLE. UP TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN. FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY. HAZARD...LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING. HEAVY RAIN PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...LIFE THREATENING FLASH FLOODING OF CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES. * SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE... GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT, MCLEANSVILLE, SUMMERFIELD, GIBSONVILLE, STOKESDALE, JAMESTOWN, HAW RIVER STATE PARK, LAKE GUILFORD MACKINTOSH MARINA AND LAKE JEANETTE MARINA. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS. && FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED; FLASH FLOOD DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE; EXPECTED RAINFALL...1-3 INCHES IN 1 HOUR
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