2011-06-09 / Obituaries


Mary Ethel Ballard, 83, of Nicholsville died June 2, 2011 in Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Aug. 5, 1927 in Nicholsville. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress.

Survivors include two sons, Kent Marvin Ballard, Thomasville, James R. Ballard Jr., Pine Hill; two daughters, Cheryl Diane Harrison Wright, Grove Hill, Judy B. Barnes, Demopolis; three brothers, Billy Black, Wayne Black, both of Nicholsville, Walter Black, Faunsdale; three sisters, Janie Ballard, Myrtlewood, Martha Jean Smith, Thomasville, Elizabeth Sue Reed, Vineland; 10 grandchildren; 11 greatgrandchildren.

The service was June 4, at 2 p.m. at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville with Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Burial was in the Old Liberty Cemetery in Nicholasville.

Active pallbearers were Keith Harrison, Justin Barnes, Joshua Barnes, Rick Ballard, Will Ross and Zack Ross.

Honorary pallbearers were Chris Burbank, Craig Black, Andy Black, Butch Black and Scott Irvin.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Byrant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed. (20-1tp)

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