Wallace Ballard, 86, of Lebanon, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at The Village of Lebanon Nursing Center. He was born April 6, 1926, in Marion County. He was a retired farmer, a member of St. Augustine Church and former member of Holy Cross Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mauritia Hutchins Ballard; his parents, Walter and Lida Smith Ballard; and two sisters, Tillie Beaven and Sue Ritchie. Survivors include two daughters, Ann Carol Ballard and son-in-law, Phil, of Prattville, Ala., Brenda Salyers and son-in-law, Bob, of Louisville; two sons, Steve Ballard and daughter-in-law, Linda, of Lebanon, and Gerard Ballard and daughter-in-law, Judi, of Johns Creek, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jude Ballard, Paula Ballard, Walter Ballard, Bridgett Ballard and Jennifer Brown; three great-grandchildren, William Ballard, Sophie Ballard and Lilly Ballard; four sisters, Ruby Badgett, of Canton, Ga., Virginia Ballard, of Bardstown, Mary Ellen Napier, of Mount Washington, and Judy Platt, of Jeffersonville, Ind.; and two brothers, Howard Ballard and Anthony 'Happy' Ballard, both of Bardstown. Mass of Christian burial will be noon Saturday, Aug. 4, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Joseph R. Hemmerle will be the celebrant. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Memorial donations may go to the Holy Cross Cemetery Trust, c/o Holy Cross Church, PO Box 74, Loretto, KY 40037. Pallbearers are Anthony Ballard, Ron Platt, Howard Hutchins, Billy Gardner, Robert Lanham and Herbert Hutchins. Mattingly Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.