Maxine H. Ballard
Maxine Hattie Ballard, 87, Russellville, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Shoals Hospital surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Ballard was a longtime member of Eastside Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking for her family and was well known for her delicious cakes. She was a God-fearing woman, loving mother and grandmother, and foster grandparent who was loved by all who knew her.
The visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel. Brother Dennis Steward and Brother Keith Prince will be officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Bill Goodwin (wife, Cathy), Kevin Ballard (wife, Kathy), and Sharon Hendrix (husband, David); grandchildren, Mark Goodwin, Jennifer Goodwin, Allison Goodwin, Melena Ballard, Lori Pace, Aaron Ballard, Kim Biro, Meaghan Martin, Haley Keeton, and Dylan Hendrix; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Ballard; son, Ken Ballard; parents, Claude and Estella Dickinson; siblings, Buren (Doreen), Mattie (Fred), Onieda (Ralph), Willard (Joyce), and Marveline.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. True, Dr. Ridgeway, Dr. Mishra, Dr. Longmire, Dr. Rose, ICU nurses at Shoals Hospital, and nurses and staff of the fourth floor for your love and care of our mom.
Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family. To sign the register book and to offer private condolences to the family, go to sprymemorialchapel.com