|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1998|
Nell Orene Ferguson Ballard, 74, of the 4400 block of Blackbeard Road, died Sept. 13, 1998, in her home after a long illness. She was born in Craddock, Va., and had lived in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area for 68 years. Nell was a graduate of Maury High School, Class of 1942, and was also a graduate of Kee Business College. During World War II she worked as a secretary for the Coast Guard and later worked as executive secretary for Admiral Redfield at the University of Virginia. She completed her professional career as an administrative assistant for the Ward's Corner/Ballard Insurance Agencies.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William M. Ballard of Virginia Beach; three children, Lynne, Bill and Dana Ballard, all of the Tidewater area; a sister-in-law, Miriam Anderson of Virginia Beach; and two nieces, Orene McKenzie Blum of Clifton, Va., and Melody Hartranft of Virginia Beach.
Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Baylake United Methodist Church, 4300 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. The Rev. John W. Scott will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2730 Ellsmere Ave., Norfolk, Va. 23513. Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach, is handling arrangements.
Nell was a beloved wife, mother, aunt, friend and caretaker of all animals. She will be missed by all creatures great and small.
Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - September 15, 1998 Page B8
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William M Ballard (1924 - 2011)*
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Plot: East Center Lawn Lot 156N Sp 7
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Record added: Mar 06, 2011
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