In Memory of




Obituary for Myrna Yvonne West

Myrna Yvonne West, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.
Born May 31, 1938 to the late Cliff and Ola West, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. She earned a Master’s Degree in Education and Home Economics from North Georgia College after which she taught in the Dawson County School System. She also taught in Forsyth County, Fulton County, Pike County, Lumpkin County and Lanier Tech. She served as a drug and alcohol counselor. Myrna was an accomplished pianist, a Reiki Master, and a loving mother and grams. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Lyndon West.
The family expresses a special thanks to her caregivers, Barbara Hughes, Nora Norton, Missy and her staff, and Pruitt Hospice.
Surviving are her daughters and son in law, Nalita Copeland, Salina Copeland, Krista and Jeremiah Spence, all of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Bridgett Whittington, Courtney Harris (Garrett), Ashleigh Whittington, Jaydon Bearden, Joleigh Spence, Sadie Spence; great grandchildren, Brianna, Brody, Hudson and Nora; sister in law, Claudette Williams, Dawsonville; and her lifelong friend, Fr. Frank Ruff.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. David Jordan will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday, December 27, 2021 from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Clayton Vaughters, 3165 Highway 136 West, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.