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Ballard, Frank T. 76, passed away gone on to glory on December 12, 2013. He was born in Brownsville, Tennessee to mother, Canary Ballard and father, Calvin Ballard who precede him in death. Also preceding him in death is his brother, Elvin Ballard. Frank was the owner/operator of the business, "Mr. B's Elbow Room" for over 20 plus years and a graduate of Tennessee State University. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Mr. Ballard was a former 3rd District Councilman for the city of Gary, (1988-1999) serving for 3 terms, A lifetime member (54 years) of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., holding multiple offices including former Pole March. Frank was an administrator at Lake Ridge Elementary and retired as Principal of Black Oak Elementary after 36 years in the Lake Ridge School system. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church. Leaving to cherish his loving wife, Mrs. Shirley A. Ballard; children, La Tonya Ballard- Neuble (DeMario), Dionne (Leon) Williams and Frank (LaTarra) Ballard II; step-daughter, Monittia (Ramon) Jones; grandchildren, Myles Williams, Reyna Ballard, Bailynn Ballard, Frank Ballard III, Christopher D. Jones, and Toree S. Jones; siblings Erma B. Williams, Cordia Brown, Eunice Simon, and Dorothy Scott and a host of other nieces, nephews and close relatives. Frank was a loving husband, father and grandfather and thrived on being a people person. No one was ever a stranger to Frank. Visitation and funeral services will be held at First Church of God, 134 E. 43rd Ave, Gary, IN 46409 on Saturday, December 21st, 2013. Visitation 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Robert McClure officiating. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

Published in the Post Tribune on Dec. 15, 2013
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