Ruth Glidewell Ballard
August 20, 1924 – December 4, 2013
Ruth Glidewell Ballard, 89, of Randolph, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at her home.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Randolph United Methodist Church where she was a member with interment in Randolph Cemetery. Covington Funeral Home had charge of services.
The widow of Richard Oren Ballard, she is survived by two daughters, Dianne Ballard (Roy) Chapman of Gainesville, Fla. and Gayla Ballard (John) Purvis of Jackson, Miss.; two sons, Dickie (Julie) Ballard of Oakland, Tenn. and Keithel (Jean) Ballard of Randolph; seven sisters, Ruby Adkins, Pearl (Lauderdale) Sturdivant and Carolyn Sloan, all of Gilt Edge, Mary Glen (Ron) Day of Bartlett; Etta Wilson of Drummonds and Evelyn Ballard and Barbara (Roland) Weir, both of Randolph; one brother, C. F. Glidewell, Jr., of Randolph; nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Randolph United Methodist Church, 98 Ballard-Slough Rd., Drummonds, TN 38023. Friends may sign an online guestbook at www.covingtonfuneralhome.com.
The Leader (Covington, Tenn.)
Thursday, December 12, 2013