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James Russell Ballard

1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Russell Ballard Obituary
DENISON - James Russell Ballard, age 81, went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 15, 2014 at his home in Denison, Texas.

James was born in Happy, Texas on March 29, 1933, the son of John Roscoe and Vinnie (Swift) Ballard. He graduated from high school in Happy in 1951, and he graduated from West Texas State College in 1957 with a degree in agriculture. James served his country proudly during his time in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1963. James married Virginia Widener on March 3, 1962 and the two began their life together. He will be deeply missed by his family and close friends.

Mr. Ballard is survived by his loving family, wife of 52 years, Virginia Ballard, daughters, Ann Moore and husband, David of Plano, Texas; Sherry Bryant and husband, Dewayne of Collinsville, Texas; son Duane Ballard and wife, Jennifer of Garland, Texas; seven grandsons, one nephew, and two nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Funeral services for Mr. Ballard will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Southside Baptist Church in Denison with Bro. Keith Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman.
Condolences may be registered online at

Services are under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home in Denison.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Aug. 18, 2014
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