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
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,
© 2007 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home