NEW BERN - Sara Elizabeth Russell Ballard, 87, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Vidant Inpatient Hospice in Greenville.
She was formerly of Florida and was employed as a cafeteria worker in the school system. She was a member of Croatan Church of Christ.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Painter of New Bern; one sister, Evelyn Fielding of Ocala, Fla.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Croatan Church of Christ with Craig Hearne officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Palmetto Cemetery in Florida.
Online condolences may be directed to pollockbest.com.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals and Cremations.