The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 10, 2009

Obituaries - Monday, June 8, 2009

William Clayton Ballard Sr.

William Clayton Ballard, Sr., 92, of Madams Creek, Hinton, died Sunday morning, June 7, 2009, at Summers County A.R.H. in Hinton following a short illness.

Born October 28, 1916, in Hinton, he was the son of the late Clayton H. and Ethel Mae Carter Ballard.

Mr. Ballard was retired from the State of West Virginia ABC Commission. He was a former employee of the Hinton Taxi Company and was a member of First Baptist Church of Hinton.

Preceded in death by his first wife, Imajean Ballard. Also preceded by three brothers, James, John and Tom Ballard; Three sisters, Mary Andrews, Ruth Lush and Mildred Ballard.

Survivors include his wife, Garnet Donohoe Ballard; Four sons, William “Poody” Ballard and wife Janice of Hinton, Charles “Butch” Ballard and wife Janie of Whitemill, Ky., Randy Ballard and wife Debbie of Hinton and Steve Ballard and wife Kim of Daniels; One sister, Shara Shifflett and husband Moffett of Staunton, Va.; Grandchildren, Ruth and husband Harold Basham of Jumping Branch, Timothy and wife Linda Ballard of Pennsylvania, James and wife Rebecca Ballard of Hinton, Karen and husband Herman Pack of Streeter, Robin and husband Greg Bragg of Beaver, Peggy Ballard of Hinton, Robert Ballard of Las Vegas, Nev., Jarrod Ballard of Hinton, Lynette Ballard of Beckley and Matthew Ballard of Daniels; Special sister-in-law, Glenna Mize of Beaver.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Pivont Funeral Home Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Ronald Cobb officiating. Burial will follow in Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton. Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jarrod Ballard, Herman and Brandon Pack, Greg and Coleman Bragg, Norman Farley, Jr., and Matt Durnan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bennett, Norman Farley, Sr., Wyatt Hinton and Earl and Nip Bowles.

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