Jacob Dewayne Ballard, 33 years old, of Holden, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013 at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Thursday, October 18, 1979, in Hammond, LA son of Travis Ballard and Robyn Bowling. He was a member of the Holden Volunteer Fire Department for 15 years and was Assistant-Chief for the last 9 years. Surviving are his wife, Samantha Ballard; 2 sons, Nico and Drew Ballard; brother and sister-in-law, Trampas Amy Ballard; sister, Amy Ballard; grandmother, Francis Bowling; 2 nephews, Logan Johnson and Layton Ballard; mother-in-law, Sandra North; brother-in-law and wife, Wallace and Kristen North; brothers-in-law, Micheal North, and Reese North and wife Karen; and 19 cousins. He is preceded in death by grandfather, Lee Bowling; grandparents, Johnny and Louise Taylor; grandparents, Matthew and Rose Ballard; father-in-law, M.W. North; aunt, Kathy Bowling; cousin, Sandy McKey. Friends will be received Monday, January 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until services begin at 1:00 p.m. at Holden Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Stafford Cemetery, Holden, Louisiana. Contributions may be made to the Holden Volunteer Fire Department. Harry McKneely Son Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2013