Kenneth Ray Ballard

December 30, 1935 - December 23, 2009

12/30/1935 - 12/23/2009

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday December 29, 2009
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Forest Lawn Mortuary Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Directions

Kenneth Ray Ballard, 73, of Hendersonville, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2009, at the Elizabeth House.

He was a son of the late W. E. and Kate Fowler Ballard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Johnson Ballard and a brother, Floyd Ballard.

A native of Henderson County, he served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a self-employed Landscaper and a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Ballard Jr and Brian Ballard; three daughters, Rebecca Barwick, Beverlie Skiba, and Brenda Penland; two brothers, Charles Ballard and Larry Ballard; four sisters, Dot Clingenpeel, Marilyn Barnwell, Janice Brown and Judy Fortune; seventeen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm Tuesday in the chapel at Forest Lawn Mortuary. Memorials can be made to Faith Chapel Baptist Church, 10 Sigmon Road, Fletcher, NC 28732-9106.

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TOMMY&SHARON KING
7 years ago

TO THE BALLARD FAMILY, OUR LOVE AND SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY AT THIS TIME OF LOSS.MAY YOU CHERISH ALL THE GOOD TIMES AS A FAMILY.MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN THE LORD IN THE DAYS TO COME.OUR LOVE TO ALL THE FAMILY. SHARON&TOMMY KING

john & phil connor
7 years ago

we are saddened by the passing of Ray. We will always remember the good times we had as kids. we were poor, but we had more than gold, we had friendshipt. may GOD bless you all as you go thru this sorroful time.

john & phil connor and families

Candy & Bill Watson
7 years ago

Dot, Marilyn and Janice,

Our prayes are with you and your family.

Clyde & Mary Cagle
7 years ago

We want to let all of you know that we are thinking and praying for you during this time. Remember the happy times you had with your dad and brother, and remember my precious sister loved him until the day she went to be with the Lord. I pray that he is now with her and they both are now cancer-free. Remember – No tears in Heaven. I love you all.

Sarah (Johnson) Bradley
7 years ago

You are all in our thoughts and prayers, although we cannot come. We love you all. Aunt Sarah

Donna Cator
7 years ago

Larry, I am so sorry to learn that you have lost your brother. My uncle had 6 siblings and now has 1. Each passing is so sad. May your family find peace. Donna

Karon Arrington Fairholm
7 years ago

Dear Ballard Family.

Though I cannot be there in person, know that each of you are in my heart. Uncle Ray is in Heaven, and what could compare to being there with Jesus. Him and Aunt Margaret can now have the peace they deserve, no more sorrows, no more pain.

We will meet again soon.

Love to all!!

Aunt Dollie’s Karon and her Family from Jacksonville, Florida.