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HEATH: James Joseph Ballman, 20, of Heath, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2013.
He was born on November 30, 1992 in Newark, Ohio to Timothy Ballman and Lori (Worthey) Ballman. He was employed with WS Builders and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, bicycling, snowboarding, and other outdoor activities.
In addition to his mother and father, James is survived by his sister, Cynthia Skoda;paternal grandmother, Sig Ballman; uncles Art (Liz) Romine, Andy Ballman and Chuck Ballman; aunts Debra(Mark) Smith, Ginger Romine, Julia Lambert, Dana (Mark) Queen, and Sue Ballman; three nephews and one niece; great-uncle Den Roe; numerous cousins and friends; and his devoted dog, Clyde. He was preceded in death by his sister, Deanna Ballman; his niece, Mabel; his paternal grandfather, Charles Ballman; and his maternal grandmother, Dee Bendure.
A funeral service, celebrating James' life, will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 285 E. Main St. with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday before services, from 4 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made be made to the James Ballman Memorial Fund C/O Hoskinson Funeral Home PO BOX 57 Kirkersville, Ohio 43033. Online condolences may be sent to www.hoskinsonfuneral.com HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Ballman Family.
Published in the Advocate on February 5, 2013