The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


August 8, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, August 9, 2012


Jerry Richard Patterson

Jerry Richard Patterson, 69, of Meadow Bridge, died Aug. 1, 2012.

Mr. Patterson will be cremated, and a service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel Inc., Rainelle.

Katie Agnes Blizzard Pinson

Katie Agnes Blizzard Pinson, 103, of Oak Hill, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Services will be on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill with the eulogy by her grandchildren. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be held at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill, on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bowers Hospice House, 454 Cranberry Drive, Beckley WV 25801.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Genave Louise Ballard Reid

Genave Louise Ballard Reid, 89, of Cannelton, died July 29, 2012.

Born Sept. 28, 1922, in Cannelton, she was the daughter of the late William and Mollie Maner Ballard.  She also was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Hamilton “Ham” Reid; her brothers, Willie, Charles, James and Robert Ballard; and sisters, Florence Hess, Mary Rose Dorsey and Gerelene Ballard.

She was a life long resident of Cannelton and a member of Carbondale Baptist Church.  

Surviving: sons, Samuel Hamilton “Hammie” Reid and his wife, Karen, of Kanawha City, and Chris Reid and his wife, Janet, of Cannelton; grandchildren, Shawn Reid and his wife, Carla, Julia Adams, Josh Easterling and Sara and Samuel Reid; great-grandchildren, Connor, Max, Katie, Sami, Sophie and Jay; brothers, Donald Ballard and his wife, Bethel, of Fayetteville, Gary Ballard of Huntington, and Larry “Butch” Ballard and his wife, Chris, of Cannelton; and sisters, Phyllis Persinger of Oak Hill, Sue Cantley and her husband, Richard, of Parkersburg, and Rita Workman and her husband, Chris, of Falls View.

Service was Aug. 1 at O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery, with Rev. Fred Christian and Rev. Ron Eagle officiating. Burial followed in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens at Glasgow.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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