Bernice Ballard, 71, Holy Cross, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon.
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She was born Feb. 9, 1941 in Holy Cross. Ballard was a retired employee of the Marion County Board of Education.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Rueben and Anna Belle Medley Smith; three brothers, Juddie, Louis Kendrick, and Earl Smith; and one sister, Wilbie Corbett.
Survivors include: her husband of 51 years, James Ballard; three sons, Scott Ballard (Ruth Ann), John Ballard (Stephanie) all of New Hope, and Neil Ballard (Lara) of Mount Washington; one daughter, Karen Nalley (Donnie) of Loretto, seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Ann Fogle (Gerald) of Holy Cross and Ada Jane Hamilton (Dee Dee) of Loretto; and two brothers, Aaron Smith of Richmond, Ind. and John Edgar Smith (Grace) of Bardstown.
Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holy Cross, with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. R. Joseph Hemmerle officiated.
Memorial donations may go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 301 East Main Street, Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40202-1077.
Pallbearers were Patrick Nalley, Dallas Hamilton, Kelly Ballard, Kenny Corbett, Brad Fogle, and Tom Smith.
Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, was in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Aug. 22, 2012