Ferne Holliday Ballinger, age 91, of Carrington Place at Wytheville-Birdmont Center, Wytheville, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 at Carrington Place.
Born in Pulaski County April 14, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Alexander Kyle Holliday and Lula Lee Robertson Holliday. She was predeceased by her husband Glen Irvin Ballinger. Ferne was employed by Hercules Powder Company (Radford Army Ammunitions Plant) for 27 years. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Wytheville. Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Glenna B. Luttrell of Annandale and Mrs. Jo Ann B. Scott of Durham, N.C.; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom T. Ballard, Jr. officiating. A private interment service will follow. The family will receive friends at the church Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 330 Church Street, Wytheville, VA 24382.
Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, is in charge of arrangements.