Dorothy Marie Ballard

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dorothy Marie Ballard, 80, longtime Monette resident and widow of Mr. Gerald Edgar Ballard, passed from this life, Monday, July 13, 2015, at the Monette Manor Nursing Center. Born in Rivervale, she was the daughter of the late Alvie and Annie Bell Coyle Thomas and was raised in the Caraway area. She was a former seamstress and dressmaker having worked many years for Bobbie Brooks Clothing Company in Lepanto and later worked for American Greetings in Osceola. She had been a Monette resident since 1973 and was a member of the Buffalo Chapel Baptist Church near Caraway.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Clifford Ballard and one daughter, Sharon Barks.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Ballard of Gosnell and Hubert Ballard of Monette; onw daughter, Linda Dozier of Memphis; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Leachville Cemetery with Rev. Andy Price officiating. Burial is under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville. The family will receive visitors Thursday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Pallbearers include Hubert Ballard, Steve Ballard, Mike Ballard, Steve Yant and Skyler Smithee.

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