Ruth Ballard (1943 - 2014)

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Ruth Ballard

Asheville - Pauline Ruth Ballard, 70, of Asheville, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe Co., she was a daughter of the late Clarence "Mac" and Edna Evelyn Jenkins McClellan. She was also preceded in death by brothers Walter and Richard McClellan.

Mrs. Ballard worked for Buncombe County Schools for twenty six years, including Johnston Elementary and Valley Springs Elementary Schools.

She is survived by her husband, Ambrose Eugene Ballard; a son, Randy Eugene Ballard; grandchildren Colton, Alyssa, and Madisyn Ballard; sister Lois Barrett; and brother Donald McClellan.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Arnold Vess officiating. Interment will follow at Reeves Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to CarePartners Solace, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

The online register is available at


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Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Mar. 19, 2014
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