Mrs. Mary Alice Watson West, 82, died Sunday, October 11, 2015, at her daughter’s home in Starkville, MS. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 15th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. David Allen officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until the service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Porter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. West was born November 26, 1932, in Louisville, MS. She retired after 14 years as a bookkeeper for the Hinds County Department of Welfare, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Starkville. Mary Alice was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip West; one son, Morgan Toles; and her parents, Era Jones Watson and William Harold Watson. She is survived by her daughter, Lee Ann (Gene) Merkl of Starkville, MS; three sons, Hardy (Cindy) West of Athens, GA, Solon (Mary) West of Davie, FL, Anthony (Bonnie) Toles of Jackson, MS; two sisters, Anna Jean (Walter) Allen of Louisville, MS, and Linda (Bob) Walker of Starkville, MS; and 6 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.