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Edna Ballard

Edna Kerley Ballard

KANNAPOLIS - Mrs. Edna Kerley Ballard, 92, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, following several years of declining health.

Edna was born in Alexander County to the late Harland and Grace Laws Kerley on June 1, 1920. Edna worked as a weaver for Cannon Mills for 50 years.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and going to the beach. She was also actively involved in taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Ballard, to whom she was married to for 50 years.

Edna is survived by a son, Bradford Ballard, and a daughter, Delores Hall, both of Kannapolis; four grandchildren, Loree Long of Kannapolis, Bryon Ballard of Mocksville, Crystal Clark and husband Tony of Landis and Brad Ballard of Kannapolis. She has five great-grandchildren, Catherine Whitney Long and fiance; Stuart Smith of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Katelyn Ballard of Kannapolis, Cyndale and Arey Clark of Landis and Bryanna Ballard of Gold Hill; two sisters, Mattie Dancy of Concord and Betty Beaver of Kannapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

Service: The funeral service is scheduled for 2:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Calvary Baptist Church in Kannapolis. Rev. Max Smith will officiate. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Calvary Baptist Church, 703 Buick Ave., Kannapolis, NC 28083.

The family of Edna Ballard wishes to thank all the staff of Big Elm Nursing Center.

Remembrances may be made to the family at www.ladysfuneralhome.com.

Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mrs. Ballard.

Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 15, 2013
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