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Homer Ballard

May 8, 1926 — October 1, 2022

Homer Ballard

Homer Curry Ballard, 96, of Cleveland went to be with the Lord Saturday, October 1, 2022. Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS. Celebration of Life Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, MS with interment to follow at North Cleveland Cemetery.

Homer was born May 8, 1926, in Ackerman, MS to Charles and Ollie Ballard. He graduated from Drew High School. Homer married Erma Catherine Sherwood January 24, 1948, in Indianola, MS. He retired from West Implement Company as a machinist for 40 years. Homer attended First Baptist Church. He enjoyed football, baseball, and working in the yard.

He is preceded by his parents, Charles and Ollie Ballard; brothers, Otis and Ephram Ballard; sister, Pervil Ballard.

Homer is survived by his loving wife of almost 75 years, Erma Ballard; son, Homer Ballard Jr. wife Ginger; grandchildren, David Ballard wife Brandi and William Podraza; great grandchildren, Hayley Ballard,  Madison Ballard, Max Ballard, William Podraza, Logan Podraza and Kirrah Podraza.  

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ray Funeral Home

206 Bishop Rd, MS 38732

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, October 6, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Ray Funeral Home

206 Bishop Rd, MS 38732

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Graveside Service

Thursday, October 6, 2022

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

North Cleveland Cemetery

N Bayou Rd, Cleveland, MS 38732

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