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PVT Fornie Eugene Ballard
Birth: Nov. 23, 1920
Biggersville
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1944, France

PVT, US ARMY WORLD WAR II

He was born in North Mississippi and raised in the Hinkle Community of Alcorn County.

He worked for the Civil Service Corp before entering the war. The Civil Service Corp was designed to give young men jobs. They made $20 per week. The young men only kept $5. The balance was mailed to their families back home.

During this time Fornie, his brother Denzel and his double first cousin Herman Ballard, helped build the Tishomingo State Park. It was also during this time when he met my grandmother, Syble Holt in Iuka, MS.

Fornie Eugene Ballard was killed in action during the second surge of the Battle of The Bulge in France in WWII and was buried at a temporary war cemetery from 1944-1948 in Limey, Toul, France in Plot D, Row 3, Grave 75.

His remains were brought back to Corinth, MS in 1948. His final burial was on July 27,1948 at Corinth National Cemetery.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Wordie Ballard (1899 - 1968)
  Ollie Beatrice Stuart Ballard (1898 - 1973)
 
 Spouse:
  Syble Christeen Holt Plaxico (1920 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Fornie Larry Ballard (1944 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Fornie Eugene Ballard (1920 - 1944)
  Harold Denzel Ballard (1922 - 1995)*
  Bester McQuinn Ballard (1924 - 1998)*
  Cora Thelma Ballard Hardin (1927 - 2004)*
  Audra Faye Ballard Rinehart (1930 - 2009)*
  Joyce Angeline Ballard Huggins (1933 - 2008)*
  William Caldwell Ballard (1935 - 1936)*
  James Stanley Ballard (1938 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PVT, 9 ARMD INF BN, 6 ARMD DIV WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Corinth National Cemetery
Corinth
Alcorn County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Section A, Site 5839
 
Maintained by: David Mayo
Originally Created by: ShaneO
Record added: Oct 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59692784
PVT Fornie Eugene Ballard
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