James Lewis "Jim" Ballard

Saturday, October 1, 2016

James Lewis "Jim" Ballard, 78, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away September 29, 2016, at his home in Piggott.

He was born on July 30, 1938, in Faulkner County, Ark., and was the son of the late Jesse Vernon and Cynthia Inez (Hawkins) Ballard.

He was united in marriage to Theresa Elaine Fox on March 28, 1959, and she preceded him in death on September 15, 1993.

He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Ballard; his son, John Ballard; son-in-law, Gary Thomas; brother, Roger Ballard and sister, Phyllis Maynard.

Survivors include his children, Tonya Nixon and husband Ken of Michigan, Jim Ballard and wife Melissa of Florida, Tammy Thomas of Tennessee, and Nelson Scott and wife Cari of Arkansas; honorary daughter, Robin Ballard of Pollard, Ark.; grandchildren, Dathan Ballard, Robert Coverdill, Scott Ballard, Drew Ballard, Christa Stone, Nicole Pashek, Marjorie Thomas, Blade, Asher and Arabella Scott, and Katie and Megan Woodard; many beloved great-grandchilren; brothers, Jesse Ballard of Michigan, Frank Ballard of Georgia, and Rick Ballard of Arkansas; sister, Cindy Smith and husband Tony of Piggott, Ark. and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Glen McKay officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.