William Alexander “Bill” Ballard, 88, of Thomasville died Thursday, April 14, 2011 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. He was born February 19, 1923 in Sweet Water. Bill worked as a gas serviceman from 1964 to 1986 for Brewster Gas, Empire Gas and Stafford Gas. He also was a Church of God minister for 15 years. He was a member of Sweet Water Church of God.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Sweet Water Church of God with Rev. Glenn Akridge officiating. Interment was at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Sweet Water.
He is survived by his son, Billy David (Rita) Ballard of Sweet Water; three sister in-laws, Resse Ballard and Joy Boykin both of Sweet Water and Etoile Cabaniss of Pennington; four close nephews, Ben Ballard, Billy Ballard, Jimmy Ballard and Joe Ballard; three grandchildren, Winston Norris Bush and Devan Hugh Bush both of Mobile and Leslie Lynn Bush of Denver, Colo.
Pallbearers were Phillip Johnson, Bryan Ballard, Jayme Ballard, Jimmy Ballard, Adam Ballard, Doug Smith, Joe Ballard, Jr. and Joe Ballard, Sr.
Honorary pallbearers were his nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.
O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Homes in Thomasville directed.