Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Ballard,  77,  of  the  Freewill
community of Jackson  County,  Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  2
P.M.   on   Thursday,   July  12,  2007,   at   Anderson   -  Upper
Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN.  Burial will follow
in  the  Hensley  Cemetery in the Freewill community of Jackson
County.

The family will receive friends on  Tuesday  from  5  P. M.  –  9
P.M., Wednesday from 10 A.M. – 9 P.M., and Thursday  from
10 A.M. until time of services.

Mr. Ballard   passed   away  on  Tuesday,  July 10, 2007,  at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.

He  was  born  June  5,  1930,  in Jackson County, TN, to the
late
Layton and Ova D. Ballard.   On  May  12,  1952,  he  was
married  to  the  late  
Wilma  Anderson  Ballard,  who  passed
away January 27,  1981.   He  was  a  factory  worker,  and  was
affiliated with the Church of Christ at Freewill.

Survivors include
1 Son and Daughter-in-Law:  Danny and
Anita  Ballard   of  Gainesboro,  TN;   
1   Grandchild:   Jennifer
Alashawi;   
2   Great-Grandchildren: Faith and Ali Alashawi; 5
Brothers and 3 Sisters-in-Law:  
Burt   and   Viria  Ballard   of
Roseville, MI, Hollis and Jean Ballard of Roseville, MI, B. Ballard
of Cookeville, TN, Jack and Pauline Ballard of Baxter, TN,   and
Johnny Ballard of Gainesboro, TN; and
1 Sister and Brother-
in-Law:  
Marie  and  Billy Martin  of  Gainesboro,  TN.   Several
nieces, nephews, other relatives,   and   friends   also   survive.
Special thanks to Leeford and Edna Spell.

Bro.  Kenneth  Anderson    and   Bro. Jimmy  Anderson   will
officiate at the services.

Pallbearers:   Mike  Martin,   Steve  Martin,   Keith  Dodson,
Eldon Ballard, Robert Ballard, Richard Ballard, Garry Anderson,
Kevin Ballard
© 2007 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home