Billy N. Ballard, 77 of Dermott, died Sunday, May 14, 2006 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He was born April 21, 1929 in Cleveland County, Arkansas to the late Collie and Anna Mae Ballard. He served in the Marines and the Army and was a member of the Master Gardener Program. He was also a member of Temple Baptist Church of Dermott.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Laws Ballard of Dermott; five sons: Wade Stringfellow of Monticello, Bruce Stringfellow of Hampton, Ted Stringfellow of Dermott, Mitchell Stringfellow of Hampton, and Phillip Stringfellow of Tarpon Springs, Florida; one daughter, Mitzi Cantwell of White Hall; one brother, Mickey Ballard of Washington; two sisters, Frances Fernandez of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Barbara Hearne of Fordyce; 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Glen Ballard, his brother, Carl Roger Ballard, and two sisters, Syble Mitchell and Sue Kughler.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 PM at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel in Fordyce. Burial will be at Pickett Cemetery near Hampton. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 PM until 8 PM at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.com.