Obituaries for the Ballard Family
Pearl V Ballard
HINTON - Pearl Virginia Ballard, 84, of 508 Temple St., died Wednesday, May 3, 2000, at the Summers County Hospital following a long illness. Born May 4, 1915, in Hinton, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ella Ditty Swtats. Mrs. Ballard lived all of her life in Hinton and was a retired nurse's aid for the old Hinton Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Fidelas Sunday School Class at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Ballard in October of 1981; two sisters, Dorothy Kern and Fern Lilly; a brother, John Herbert Swats; and a granddaughter, Lisa Gore. Survivors include a son, David Ballard and wife Shirla of Hinton; a daughter, Judy Gore of Hinton; three grandchildren, Perry Gore, Teresa Keller, and Tracy Ballard. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton, with the Rev. Roy Lee Honaker Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Restwood Memorial Gardens, Hinton. Friends may call one hour before the services today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Tink Ritter, Red Rogers, Joe Blankenship, Steve Tassos, Richie Rodes, Proctor Kirk, and Buzzy Hellems. Honorary pallbearers will be the Harold Callaham Bible Class of the First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.
MADISON - Myrl Ballard, 85, of Madison died Nov. 29, 2000, in Boone Health Care Center, Danville, after a long illness. She was a native of Bald Knob, a retired clerk for the state Department of Motor Vehicles and a Christian. Surviving: son, Randall of Spars Creek; brother, Joe Lewis of Wise, Va.; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Service will be noon Saturday at Stevens Funeral Home, Madison, with the Rev. Mark Doss and the Rev. Paul Little officiating. Burial will be in Ballard Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Thomas L. Ballard, Sr.
OAK HILL - Thomas L. Ballard Sr., 81, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, in CAMC Memorial Division following a short illness. Born Sept. 26, 1919, at Indian Mills, he was the son of the late Thomas B. Ballard and Bertha McCormick Ballard. Mr. Ballard, a graduate of Forest Hill High School, retired from Beech-Nut, and was a former manager for Kroger and employee of Certified Brokers. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, and attended the Oak Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a brother, James (Tuck) Ballard; and a niece, Debbie Ballard. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Sneed Ballard; a son, Thomas L. Ballard Jr. and wife, Jennifer; a daughter, Carla Lokant and husband, Pete; four grandchildren, Leah Marie, Jeffrey Scott, Michael Thomas and Joseph Peter Lokant, all of Oak Hill; and a nephew, Jim Ballard of Pittsburgh, Pa. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Pete Lokant officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, with military graveside rites being conducted. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at High Lawn Funeral Home. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Ballard had requested that donations be made to the Oak Hill Baptist Church. Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Rhodes M. Ballard
Rhodes Melvin Ballard, 63, of 826 Hinton Road, White Oak, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at his residence following a short illness. Born Feb. 8, 1938, in Saxon, he was the son of the late Melvin and Eva Reed Ballard. Mr. Ballard was a disabled coal miner. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hall Ballard; two daughters, Teresa Honaker of White Oak and Vicki Kincaid and her husband, Charles, of Irish Mountain; a brother, Roger Ballard and his wife, June, of Beckley; and six grandchildren, David, Chrystal Lynn, Jay, Chrystal, Tonya and Tiffany. Service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rose and Quesenberry Shady Spring Chapel with the Rev. Allen Terry officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. Pallbearers will be Roy Hall, Roy Hall Jr., Charles Hall Jr., Frankie Hall, George Wood and Elmer Meador. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Shady Spring.
Elizabeth 'Ibby' Ballard
PETERSTOWN - Elizabeth "Ibby" Ballard, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at The Brier Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Ronceverte. A lifelong resident of Peterstown, she was born March 19, 1912, at Sinks Grove to the late Max R. and Irene Chambers Burwell. "Ibby" served as the Monroe County librarian for many years and was fondly known during that time as the "Bookmobile Lady" to young and old alike. Later she became a teacher's aide/librarian in Monroe County Schools until her retirement in 1977. She was a lifelong member of Peterstown Missionary Baptist Church and the Kathleen Hamm Circle. She was also a member and past president of the Peterstown Women's Club, member and past worthy matron of the Peterstown Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Peters Mountain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Ballard; her brother, Jim Burwell; and her sister, Tommie Lambert. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Ballard King and her husband, Stephen, of White Sulphur Springs, and the following grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Betsy King Zupsic and her husband, Mark, and daughter, Susanna Harrison, of Englewood, Fla., S. Patrick King and his fiancée, Angie Dunn, and son, John Michael, of Roanoke, Va., and John King and his wife, Lori, and sons, Devin and David, of Mobile, Ala.; two sisters, Geraldine "Jupey" Wilson and Maxine "Teeny" Thomas, both of Peterstown; a brother, Bob Burwell of Rich Creek, Va. "Ibby" also leaves behind her many wonderful friends and caregivers of the Peterstown area who made it possible for her to remain in her home except for the last four months of her life. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Peterstown Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jonathan Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Peterstown Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a special fund in her memory for the "Miss Ibby" Reading Fund, Petertown Middle School, Route 1, Box 546, Peterstown, WV 24963, or to Peterstown Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 670, Peterstown, WV 24963. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.
Edwin M Ballard
BRADENTON, Fla. - Edwin M. Ballard, 88, formerly of Alderson, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, following a short illness. Born March 24, 1913, in MacDonald, he was the son of the late Leonard H. and Ota Karnes Ballard. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Ward Ballard; three sisters, Gussie Housby, Muriel Johnson and Maxine Bostic; and three brothers, Julian Ballard, Leonard Ballad and Kyle "Bud" Ballard. Mr. Ballard was the retired owner and operator of a concrete business in Bradenton and was also an engineer involved in the construction of Bluestone Dam at Hinton. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a commissioned warrant officer in the U.S. Navy and as a member of the Seabees. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of Bradenton Country Club and an avid golfer. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Lee Diamond of Atlanta; two step grandsons, Geoffrey B. Diamond of Tampa, Fla., and Andrew Diamond of Atlanta; 12 nieces and nephews, Tom Housby and Sara McClung, both of Alderson, Jack Ballard of Lewisburg, David Ballard and Judith Ann Gore, both of Hinton, Ruth Ann Parsley of Granville, Ohio, Mike Bostic of Ansted, Buddy Johnson and Tim Johnson, both of Bradenton, Dickie Ballard of Walterboro, S.C., Scott Ballard of Lewisburg and Mark Ballard of Alderson; and several great-nieces and -nephews. Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Alvie Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in Fletcher Addition of Alderson Cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers, and honorary pallbearers will be the members of Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Gauley Bridge VFW Post 8366 and Tri County Memorial VFW Post 6723, Alderson. Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.
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