Alta Mae Mills of Shady Spring formerly of Wayne

Alta Mae Mills, 88, of Shady Spring, WV formerly of Wayne, WV, died Friday, May 11, 2012 at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley, WV. Funeral services were conducted 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV by Rev. Richard Harold. Burial will follow at Mills Cemetery, East Lynn, WV. She was born February 24, 1924 in Kentucky, a daughter of the late John Monroe Dean and Josephine Cyrus Dean. Alta was a retired nurse’s aide for Charleston Area Medical Center. Her husband, Henry Asbury Mills also preceded her in death, along with three sisters, Jessie Williamson, Imogene Mills and Emma Stapleton and one infant sister; and five brothers, Charlie, Ira, James, Robert and Ed Dean. Survivors include two daughters, Audrey Linville and husband, Johnnie of Shady Spring, WV, Henrietta Straughan and husband, William of Spartanburg, SC; and three grandchildren, Matthew, Jonathan and David; a special brother-in-law Bryan Mills and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mills and Erma Mills; and many beloved nieces and nephews.