Tony Russell (Ragman) Ballard Sr.

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  • "Dee, So sorry to hear of Ragman's passing. We loved him..."
    - Kerrie Martin
  • "Keeping y'all in my thought and prayers during this..."
    - Bobby Camarco
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Sarah Cook Jones
  • "Poppa we love you and will miss you very much."
    - The Ballard Children
  • "Danny, I'm so sorry for your loss, my Mom and I send our..."
    - Ginny Lincoln Denos
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Tony Russell (Ragman) Ballard Sr., passed away Aug. 19, 2014, at Chestnut Ridge Nursing and Rehab, following an extended illness. Mr. Ballard was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Thomaston to the late Willis Ballard and Evie Lou Ballard. Tony had lived in Cumming since 1971. He was a Veteran and a member of VFW Post 9143. He was of Baptist faith.
Mr. Ballard is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Dolores; sons, Tony Jr. and his wife Cindy, David and his wife Sandy, Danny and his wife Melissa, and Bobby, all of whom reside in Georgia; grandchildren; Amanda (Ballard) Wallis, Jennifer Ballard, Russ Ballard III, Jeremy Ballard, Ansley Ballard and Rachel Ballard; great-grandchildren, Mason, Bryson, Maddie, Aubrie, Tony IV.
Graveside services will be held Friday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Drewery Loggins officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-8 p.m.
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Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from Aug. 20 to Aug. 23, 2014