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2011-06-09 / Obituaries


Mary Ethel Ballard, 83, a retired seamstress, of Nicholsville died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center She was born August 5, 1927 in Nicholsville. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Ty Parten officiating. Interment was at Old Liberty Cemetery in Nicholsville.

She is survived by two sons, Kent Marvin Ballard of Thomasville and James R. Ballard, Jr. of Pine Hill; two daughters, Cheryl Diane Harrison Wright of Grove Hill and Judy B. Barnes of Demopolis; three brothers, Billy Black and Wayne Black both of Nicholsville and Walter Black of Faunsdale; three sisters, Janie Ballard of Myrtlewood, Martha Jean Smith of Thomasville and Elizabeth Sue Reed of Vineland; ten grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed.

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