The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 21, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

Virginia Ruth Cameron

Virginia Ruth Cameron, 88, of Rock Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, Beckley, WV, after a long illness.

She was born November 8, 1923, at Stotesbury, WV, a daughter of the late Juan and Carucen “Clara” Gray Sanchez.

In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands, Artist Henderson and William O. “Shorty” Cameron, and a son, William J. “Butterball” Cameron.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Roger “Murla” Henderson, Carol Sue Ellis, Richard “Brenda” Henderson, Jerry “Cathy” Cameron, Sandy “Junior” Milam, Terry Cameron, and Bobbie “Pete” Gunnoe; two sisters, Bobbie and Angie; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Cookie; special friends, Phillip Richmond, Laura Stover Keister; her faithful companion, Sunshine “Houndog”; and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 2012, at 12 o’clock noon in the Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, WV, with the Rev. David Cook. Interment will be in Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, WV.

Visitation will be held Tuesday afternoon from 5 to 8 at the funeral home.

Armstrong Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Faye Taylor Dean

OAK HILL — Wanda Faye Taylor Dean, age 59, of Oak Hill, WV, passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012, at her residence.

Wanda was born on September 27, 1953, at Millstone, KY; she was the daughter of the late Lilburn and Hannah Stevens Taylor. Wanda was a registered nurse, was of the Holiness faith and was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are her son, Walden Thomas and his wife Jenny of Oak Hill, WV, her daughter, Tammy Salas and husband Ariosto of Moultrie, GA, a grandson whom she raised, Marcos Salas, additional grandchildren, Swayde Thomas, Hayley Thomas, Danyele Salas, Jorge Salas and Mariana Salas. Also surviving are her two sisters, Lucy Smith and husband Ronnie of Sandyhook, KY, Vienna Spearman of Vanworth, OH, and her brother, Robert Taylor and his wife Pauletta of Millstone, KY.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2012, at the Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV, with Rev. Delmas Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Pea Ridge Road, Oak Hill, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2012.

Marcos Salas, Swayde Thomas, Steve Lewis, Ariosto Salas, Walden Thomas and Garrett Taylor will serve as pallbearers.

Online condolences may be sent to

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, WV.

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