BARDSTOWN BALLARD, BENEDICT JOSEPH "BENNY," 72, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in Nelson County, KY. He was born October 10, 1936 in Holy Cross, KY. He was a former barber and farmer. He operated "Benny & Crew" Barber Shop in Bardstown, KY. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of American Legion Post 121 & Knights of Columbus # 1290. Preceded in death by his father, Cleophas Fabian Ballard; mother, Anna Marie Hagan Ballard; two sisters, Flavia Moschetti and Theresa Spalding; and five brothers, Aloysius, Paschal, Emmanuel, Paul and Caleb Ballard. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Susan Thompson Ballard; three daughters, Catherine Ballard, Dr. Deborah Ballard and Susan Salyer (Johnathan); five sons, Joe Ben Ballard (Cathy), Tom Ballard (Pam), Dr. Jude Ballard (Irene), Ed Ballard, Brian Ballard; one sister, Agnes Sims (Bobby); two brothers, Ignatious Ballard (Cecelia), Frank Ballard (Jane); and 12 grandchildren. Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, 2009, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Holy Cross, KY. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Mattingly Funeral Home, Loretto, KY. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
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Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 4, 2009