June 23, 2013

Loretta M. Worley Ballard Frost

— Mrs. Loretta M. Worley Ballard Frost, 100, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2012, at her residence.

She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Goldie Quinn Worley and was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Joseph Ballard and Charles “Jack” Frost; sisters, Nola Mae Scoggins and Olive Marie McFain; and brother, Glen “Dutch” Worley.

Loretta was known by her family for her famous fried chicken, her apple pies and her good sense of humor. Her family honored her as she celebrated her 100th birthday in January of this year.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Lamar Elrod of Dalton; sister, Eleanor “Janie” Coop of Jerseyville, Ill.; grandchildren, Lori (Jeff) Collins, Teri Elrod (Moré) Vidal, Dinah Edwards and Lamar Elrod Jr.; great-grandchildren, Blake (Emily) Elrod, Ryan Collins, Megan Collins, Emily Edwards and Chelsea Elrod; great-great-grandchild, Jadon Lee Elrod; and nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held.

The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center), is in charge of arrangements.