Gold City Mourning Yet another Loss

sammywestTaken from the Gold city FaceBook Page:

Gold City is once again heartbroken to share the news of the passing of Sammy West, father of Gold City bass singer Chris West and grandfather of Gold City sound engineer, Dillan West. . Mr. West passed away this evening after a battle with cancer. Please keep the West Family in your prayers.  Arrangements will be posted when they are available later this weekend.


The funeral arrangements for Sammy West, father of Gold City bass vocalist Chris West, are as follows:

Visitation is Sunday, April 24, from 12-2 p.m. at New Hope Holy Church of Christ in Nauvoo, AL. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. at the church. The family is being served by Collins-Burke Funeral Home of Jasper, AL.

Thank you for your continued prayers for the West family.

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The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

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