Rachel Ballard, 17, of Corning, Ark., passed away Friday, August 17, 2018, in Moark, Ark.
Ms. Ballard was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on March 9, 2001. She was a senior at Corning High School. She was a member of the Corning Chapter of FFA, currently serving as Reporter, also a member of the Clay County Junior Fair Board and the High School Yearbook Staff. She loved horseback riding, floating the Spring River, fishing, riding back roads on the Ranger, listening to music and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her parents, Chris and Tammy Ballard of Corning; her brother, Lonnie Ballard of Corning; her grandparents, Mike and Kathy Ballard, Kenneth and Pat Grubb; aunt Regina and uncle Terry Grubb, Lilly and Matt Grubb; several great-aunts and uncles, special friends Tommy and Alisa Hancock; numerous cousins and friends; three horses, Star, Sweetheart and Creed; one dog, Lacy, and a rabbit.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Moark Cemetery, in Moark, with Brother Cam Stevens officiating. Visitation will be held at 2 to 5 p.m. prior to services in the Corning High School Gymnasium.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one or more of the following--Calvary Baptist Church Youth Ministries, Hannah Blankenship Memorial Scholarship Fund and/or the Moark Cemetery Fund.
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