The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


August 3, 2013

Obituaries — Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013

Sandra Kay Adkins

HINTON — Sandra Kay Adkins, 55, of Hinton, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2013.

Arrangements are pending completion at Pivont Funeral Home, Hinton.

Heather Marie Andersen

GREENVILLE — Heather Marie Andersen, 23, of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

It was Heather’s wish to be cremated. A private memorial service will be at a later date.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Andersen family at

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown.

Esculene Baisden

GROVE CITY, Ohio — Esculene Baisden, 73, of Grove City, formerly of Lenore, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. 

Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Weaver Mortuary in Williamson. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Livingstone Church of God at Lenore. Entombment is in the Mountain View Memory Gardens at Maher.

Please express online condolences at

Weaver Mortuary of Williamson is serving the Baisden family.

Violet Nellie Miller Ballard

WHITESVILLE — Violet Nellie Miller Ballard, 81, of Jarrold’s Valley section of Whitesville, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, after a long illness.

She was born April 30, 1932, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Absent and Parthenia Toler Miller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Jean Ballard; a daughter, Carolyn Gray; a sister, Katherine Nelson; and a grandson, Patrick McCormick.

She was a member of the Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church, Sycamore.

Those left to cherish her memory include her finance, Billy Butler of Sycamore; a daughter, Margaret McCormick and husband, Shelton, of Parkersburg, WV; sons, Clarence Ballard and wife, Yvonne, of Dallas, GA, Thomas I Ballard of Whitesville, WV, Randy Ballard of Atlanta, GA, Larry Ballard and wife, Denise, of Oak Hill, WV, Gary Ballard and wife, Patty, of Albertville, AL; nineteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; she will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the Sycamore Free Pentecostal Church at Sycamore, with Pastor Jerry Tyree and Rev. Cecil McClellan officiating. Singers will be Shirley Estep and Duke Stewart.

Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery at Orgas.

Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Arrangements by Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

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