The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


November 7, 2012

Obituaries - Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012

Margaret Lucille Ballis

DEERFIELD, Ohio — Margaret Lucille Ballis, 81, of Deerfield, Ohio, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio.

Born October 26, 1931, at Sandstone, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Cordelia Mae Bragg Garrett.

Ms. Ballis was a homemaker and was a member of Tri County Church of God in Salem, Ohio. She loved spending time with her family, fishing, bowling and square dancing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd J. Ballis, on April 13, 2009. Also preceded by a brother, Edward Garrett, and a sister, Joanne Bragg.

Survivors include two sons, Joe Ballis and wife Veronica of Akron, Ohio, and Tim Ballis and wife Nancy of Wadsworth, Ohio; three daughters, Brenda Bodkins and husband Jerry of Deerfield, Ohio, Shelly Richmond and husband Jesse of Hinton and Kathy Ray and husband Dwayne of Akron, Ohio; two sisters, Helen Colleen Smith of Rainelle, W.Va., and Elizabeth Mae Gwinn of Hinton; grandchildren, Jerry Michael Bodkins and wife Chris, Athena Tausch and husband Jeremy, Mariah Andrews and husband Scott, Jessica Brown and husband Rex, Patricia Richmond, Adam Richmond, Jonathan Ray and wife Tarah, Kelly Wilson and husband Mike, Zachary Ballis and Danielle Ballis; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Drew, Anne, Cordelia, Sally, Ethan, Derek, April, Jesse, Trinity, Kendra and Alysah.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton, with Pastor Dwayne Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Bragg Cemetery on New River Road near Hinton.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. A memorial service will also be held at 5 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, at Lakeview Lighthouse Church, 1065 Kubler St., Akron, Ohio.

Pallbearers will be Adam Richmond, Jerry Michael Ballis, Jonathan Ray, Joe and Tim Ballis, Drew Bodkins, Jesse O’Dell and Scott Andrews.

Online condolences and guest register at

Arrangements by Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

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