Mrs. Patricia M. Ballard, age 75 of Griffin, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Spalding Regional Hospital.Mrs. Ballard was born in Barnesville, Georgia on October 5, 1940. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Joseph Ballard, Jr.; parents, David Vivian Batchelor and Rosa Mae Caldwell Batchelor; brother, Vivian Batchelor. Mrs. Ballard was a nurse and had been employed with the Griffin Hospital for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill. Survivors include, her daughters and sons-in-law, Lianne and Wayne Ridgeway, Sr. of Griffin, Amy Ballard, Jodi and Jared Pope of Newnan; grandchildren, April and Daniel Jett of Griffin, Wayne Ridgeway and his fiancÃ©, Cierra, of Griffin, Michael Ridgeway of Griffin, Haley and Jonathan Lassiter of Griffin, Dustin Ridgeway, Chase Ridgeway, Shane Ridgeway, Emily Ridgeway, Austin Ridgeway, all of Griffin, Jayden Pope and Jordyn Pope of Newnan; great-grandchildren, Abbygail Jett and Dakota Jett both of Griffin; brother, Tony Batchelor and his wife, Mary Jean of McDonough; sister-in-law, Anne Batchelor of Barnesville; several nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mrs. Patricia M. Ballard will be on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at Conner-Westbury Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 11:00am at the First Baptist Church of Orchard Hill. Mrs. Ballard will lie-in-state one hour prior to the service. Reverend Mike Turner will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Please join the family in honoring the life of Patricia M. Ballard by visiting www.conner-westburyfuneralhome.com and posting your tributes and memories. Conner-Westbury Funeral Home, 1891 W. McIntosh Rd. is in charge of the arrangements.