Van Earl Ballard, Sr.

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  • "Betty, Cheryl ,Michael and families. So sorry to hear of..."
    - Maudi Ballard Le Blanc
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    - Kathy wall Stafford
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    - Amanda Hendrickson-Montgomery
  • "We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are..."
    - Ryan, Tara, Jacob & Riley Urban
  • "Betty and family...very saddened to hear of Mr. Van Earl's..."
    - Glenda Sharkey

A resident of the Mount Nebo Community passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg. He was born August 28, 1924 in Amite and was 93 years of age. He was a WWII Veteran of the U. S. Navy and retired 32 years from Louisiana State Penitentiary of Angola. He loved fishing, hunting, and attending football games at Oak Forest Academy and LSU. His greatest pride was his two grandsons. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Ballard; daughter, Cheryl Ballard Chadwick; son, Michael Ballard and wife, Diane; grandsons, Boddy and Colby Chadwick. Preceded in by his parents, Guy Henry Ballard and Alberta Lawrence Ballard; son, Van Earl Ballard, Jr., brothers and sisters, Angus Ballard, Taylor Ballard, Guy "Pete" Ballard, Jr., Winfred "Toots" Ballard, Elma Rae "Tot" Van Dyke, Glenn Ballard, Jewell Ballard Martin, Troy Ballard, and Shelton "Shell" Ballard. Special thanks to his caregivers, Polly Hodges and Lynn Cernich for their faithful and dedicated care to our father. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9:00AM until religious services at 11:00AM Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Interment Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.
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McKneely Funeral Home - Amite
110 E. Factory St.
Amite, LA 70422
(985) 748-7178
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 8 to July 10, 2018
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