West Point mourning loss of middle school librarian


Amanda Thrasher (courtesy of Facebook)

WEST POINT –  The West Point community is mourning the sudden loss of one of its educators. Amanda Thrasher, 49, who was the West Point Middle School librarian, died unexpectedly at her home early Sunday morning.

West Point Middle School announced Thrasher's passing on its Facebook page: "It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we report the unexpected passing of one of West Point Middle School’s faculty family. Please keep the family and friends of Amanda Thrasher in your thoughts as we grieve the loss of one of our own."

The school also posted service information for Thrasher. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church in Cullman. Funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. John’s.

Cullman County Schools Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette told The Tribune late Sunday, “I was brokenhearted to hear about the passing of Mrs. Thrasher.  She was not only a great librarian and educator, but she also loved young people. She was constantly encouraging them to love to read. She made a lasting impact on all three of my own boys and many other children throughout her career.  She will be missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to her sweet daughter and husband.”

According to the West Point Middle School website, Thrasher had been a teacher and library media specialist for more than 20 years. She was a 1986 graduate of West Point High School.

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