The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 18, 2012

Obituaries — Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012


Sandra Kay Perez

Sandra Kay Perez, age 69, of Blue Jay, WV, passed away at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley on Friday, November 16, 2012.

Born on August 20, 1943, in Pemberton, WV, she was the daughter of Shirley McVey Testement of Blue Jay, WV, and the late Henderson Testement.

Mrs. Perez was a homemaker, and had attended the Pemberton Baptist Church. She had made her home at Blue Jay for the past 40 years.

Mrs. Perez was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Perez.

In addition to her mother, those survivors left to cherish her memory include her children: Stephen Perez and his wife Carolyn of Blue Jay, Gregory Perez of Blue Jay, and Angela Perez of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Brothers, Johnny Testement and his wife Lee of Texas, Ricky Testement and his wife Brenda of Oak Hill, Chester Testement and his wife Ann of Pemberton, and David Testement  of Blue Jay.

Sisters: Loretta Buzbee of Florida, Pauline Wilson of Virginia, Tammy Denslow of Florida, Brenda Testement of Florida, and Bonnie Crews of Princewick.

Grandchildren, Jessie, Jennifer, Heather, and James. A great-grandchild Skylar.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, November 23, 2012, at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Ford officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the memorial service. Online condolences may be sent to our guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley, WV, in memory of Mrs. Perez.

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV.

Billy Ray Peters Sr.

Billy Ray Peters Sr., 83, of Glen Morgan went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 16, 2012. Born April 11, 1929, he was the son of the late Sam and Ethel Runyon Peters.

Billy was a veteran of the United States Army; he was former Boy Scout leader for troop 529. He was a coal miner and a member of the UMWA; he was of the Baptist Faith. Billy loved helping people, and taking care of his neighbors, and being outdoors, and loved camping. He was a true friend to all that knew him.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death on September 20, 2012, by his loving wife of 57 years Shirley Peters, a great-grandson Joseph Hosler, his brothers Woodrow, Robert, Sonny, and his sisters Virginia, Deloris, and Marie.

Those left to cherish his memories include a sister Margret Veid, his sisters-in-law Ruby Alice Akers, Patty Cannon; brother-in-law, Ralph Darlington and wife Tomi Peck; daughter, Pamela Thacker and husband Adam of Sylvester; son, Billy Ray Peters Jr. and wife Christy Graham of Glen Morgan; grandchildren, Tina Byrd and husband James of Beckley, Clayton Hollingsworth and wife Rebecca of Beckley, Jeanie Hosler and husband Jeff of Beckley, Billy Ray Peters III, and wife Danielle of Glen Morgan, and their mother, Carol Barclay, Daysha Mills, Kailey Cabe, Isaak Ritchie, Ariana Powell and their mother Christy; Mathew DeBerry, Sammy Peters, Serenity Whitener, Aubrey Whitener and their mother, Amy Whitener; great-grandchildren, Erica Redden, Courtney Redden, Kaitlyn Hollingsworth, Jaylyn Byrd, Chelsea Hollingsworth, Rylea Hosler and Allie Hosler, and a host of nieces and nephews, and beloved friends.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2012, at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley, with Pastor Michael Knotts officiating.

Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.

Friends may gather with the family Monday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank his care givers Kevin Giles, Brittany Prichett, and Tammy Laverty for their love and care they showed Billy.

The family requests that memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern West Virginia or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV.

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