Kathleen Middleton Ballard, 88 of Zirconia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living. She was a native and lifelong resident of the area, a daughter of the late Robert and Julia Pace Middleton and wife of the late Albert ìBillî Ballard who died in 2012. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and a great-grandchild Noah Clinton Jones.
Surviving are two daughters Charlotte Ann B. Ricketts of Zirconia; Audrey B. Shomper and husband Jeff of Hendersonville; her sister Clifford Mae Siniard of Brevard; grandchildren Christopher ìDavidî Jones and wife Susan, Andrew Clinton Jones and wife Summer, Kirsten Saltz Gosnell and husband Cody, and Ashley Lauren Saltz; great-grandchildren Zoe Elizabeth Jones, Autumn Leigh Jones, Andrew Janoah Jones, and Braylen Cody Gosnell; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Revs. Lewis Staton and Patrick Ballard will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunnybrook Assisted Living, 306 Spring Street, Hendersonville, NC 28739