The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 8, 2013

Obituaries — Friday, Feb. 8, 2013


Cameron Lee Taylor

Cameron Lee Taylor, 54, of Evansville, IN, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at his home.

Cameron was born August 2, 1958, in Beckley, West Virginia. He was a 1976 graduate of Shady Spring High School in Shady Spring, WV, and a veteran of the United States Army. Cameron worked for Power Technologies in Petersburg, Indiana, as an engineer for fiber optic projects, certified CFOI and CFOT and was a member of OSA and IEEE. He attended NorthWoods Baptist Church.

He is survived by mother, Rita (Bottomly) Taylor of Beckley, WV, and niece and nephew, Michelle Dawn (Taylor) Nottingham, Jonathan Taylor, Evansville, IN, and sister-in-law Gloria Wood Taylor of Daniels. He was preceded in death by his father, James Roscoe Taylor, brother, James Byron Taylor, and grandparents, Roy and Bernice Bottomly.

Visitation starting at 1 p.m. with a Memorial Service being held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Living Waters Baptist Church, 201 Jennings St., Beckley, WV, with Pastor Mike Gunnoe officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the “Living Waters Baptist Church” in his honor.

Richard E. White

Richard E. White, 85, of Princewick, died Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at Bowers Hospice House, following an extended illness.

Born October 11, 1927, in Elgood, W.Va., Richard was the son of the late Allen and Edna White.

Preceded in death along with his parents was his beloved wife of 57 years, Madge (Miller) White.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Julia Simpson and her husband Gary of Beckley; his son, Richard E. White II (Rick) and his wife Peggy of Elkview, W.Va.; granddaughter, Lori Pack and her husband Casey of Beckley; grandsons, Gabriel White and Adam White of Elkview; great-granddaughter, Alison (Katie) Pack of Beckley; great-grandson, Kristopher Pack of Beckley; and his brother, James White of Princewick.

Deeply loved by so many, Richard was the center of the family. Richard worked for the Virginian Railroad, N&W Railroad and retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroads, a conductor. He had 30 years combined service. He was also a combat veteran in the United States Navy during World War II.

Richard’s faith was a testimony to those around him. He spent 20 years teaching adults in Bible class both at Princewick Baptist and Sunset Hills Missionary Baptist Church. His love for others and his love for Christ were always apparent. His genuine smile could light up a room, especially while he was watching his favorite team, the WVU Mountaineers.

Friends may celebrate Richard’s life with his family at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013,  at Sunset Hills Missionary Baptist Church on Independence Road in Coal City, with Pastor Tim Mitchem and Rev. Mel Jamison officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Prosperity.

Visitation will be held the same afternoon from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church.

Pallbearers are Casey Pack, Kristopher Pack, John Vitsos, Adam White, Gabriel White, and Rick White. Honorary Pallbearers will be Roy Meador and Jim Kirk.

In lieu of flowers, donations of sympathy may be sent to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV 25801.

Private online condolences, floral gifts, and other expressions of sympathy may be made at

Arrangements with Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

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