Keith Emory West, 50

Keith Emory West, 50, of Blades, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, in Delmar, Md.

He was a self-employed mason.

He lived by his own motto, “I is what I is,” and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Mary C. Hearn, and step-father, Martin T. Hearn; a son, Shawn Messick; two daughters, Stacy Messick and Haley Elaine West; three brothers, Lamont West and his wife Catherine, Dan West and his wife Sandy, and Douglas H. West; four grandchildren, Jordan, Breanne, Dylan and Austin. He was preceded in death by a brother, David, in 2003.

Graveside services were scheduled for Oct. 18 at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to American Diabetes Association, PO Box 1132, Fairfax, VA 22038.