"Mrs. Ada Ballard, 96, Flatonia resident, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 1978 in an area hospital. Funeral services were held Thursday January 19, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia. Interment was in the Colony Cemetery, near Muldoon. Mrs. Ballard is survived by a step-son Wesley Ballard of Waelder." 1978, "Obituary of Ada Ballard," transcription from the Lavaca County Tribune-Herald, Hallettsville, Texas.