Patricia Ballard Francisco

Patricia Ballard Francisco, age 76 of Dayton, passed away Sunday evening, September 10, 2017 at her home. She was born February 25, 1941 in Rhea County to the late James Otha and Thelma (Wilkey) Ballard. She was also preceded in death by her brother John Wallace Ballard.
Patricia was a life-long resident of Rhea County. She graduated from Rhea Central High School Class of 1958. She worked at Oster for many years and retired from Kenro. She was a member of The Grove Church.
She is survived by her four brothers, Ray Ballard, Bruce (Lounell) Ballard, Larry (Evelyn) Ballard and Tommy (Kathy) Ballard and two sisters Charlotte Dotson and Linda (Bobby) Parker, all of Dayton and her two nephews Mark Iles and Eddie Iles and niece Angie Beavers.
Funeral services for Patricia will be held Wednesday at 12:00 noon at The Grove Church with Rev. Eddie Suttles and Rev. Jimmy Talley officiating. She will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. She will be laid to rest in Rhea Memory Gardens.
Please share your memories of Patricia on her online guest register at
The family is being cared for by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton where they will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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