|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1927|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2012|
Lewis Nelson Ballard, Jr., a follower of Christ Jesus, passed away March 1, 2012 in Ft. Smith.
He was born April 27, 1927, in Mulberry, Arkansas to L. N. Ballard, Sr., and Jessie Ann Carty Ballard.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Van Buren where he served as a deacon, church treasurer and as a member of the Finance Committee.
He was a retired Independent Fee Appraiser. He served as president of Crawford County Board of Realtors, Ft. Smith chapter of IFA and Van Buren Rotary Club where he was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also on the Van Buren Park Commission, River Valley Historical Society, Van Buren Housing Authority, Van Buren Levee Board and was a Scoutmaster of Troop 72 Boy Scouts of America.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia Manes Ballard; a son, Lewis Nelson Ballard, III and wife, Barbara of Hot Springs; a daughter, Elizabeth Jane Harrell and husband, Paul of Pea Ridge; five grandchildren; Carrie Blake Eaton and Jason of Hernando, Mississippi, Rebekah Lee Craft and Drew of Jonesboro, Lee E. Deaton, Afton Elizabeth Deaton and Jeffrey Nelson Deaton of Fayetteville; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill F. Ballard and wife, Jean of Van Buren; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held Monday March 5th 2012 at 10:00am at First Baptist Church, Van Buren with Dr. Scott Maze officiating.
Burial will be at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Lee E. Deaton, Jeffery N. Deaton, Larry Patterson, Ronnie Selby, Jason Eaton and Drew Craft.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mike Hurst Sunday School Class, Rotary Club, Charlie Williams, Paul Gant, Bill Edds, Bobby Gunter, Bill Gentry, C.E. Dougan, Bob Shepherd, Earl Robinson and Warren Blaylock.
Lewis Nelson Ballard (1888 - 1975)
Jessie A. Ballard (1893 - 1990)
Created by: L Bruns
Record added: Mar 01, 2012
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