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Mickey Ballard

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Funeral services for Mickey Ballard, 70, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 5, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with Brother B. J. Teer officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park, with Brian Friddle, Tyler Ballard, Gary Wyatt, Jerry Ball, Harold Ball and Brian Ballard serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Mickey Ballard passed away Thursday afternoon, July 2, 2009, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Dallas on October 27, 1938, the son of Finis V. Ballard and Jo Dean (Whitehurst) Ballard.
He married Barbara Ann Wyatt, in Sulphur Springs on April 17, 1959; she survives.
Mr. Ballard was a material manager for A. P. Green. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the National Guard.
Other survivors include two daughters, Dianna Friddle of Poteau, Oklahoma, and Laura Ballard of Sulphur Springs; three brothers, Bobby L. Ballard, Douglas A. Ballard, both of Sulphur Springs and Larry Jay Ballard of Como; three sisters, Betty Boyd, Glenna Ball and Jean McPherson, all of Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren, Brian Friddle, Leslie Friddle and Tyler Ballard; and two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Friddle and Isabella Friddle.
He was preceded in death by sister, Jo Katherine Matthews and his parents.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association and/or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are pending with Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
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