OBITUARY

Merline Hickox Ballard

May 28, 1942December 1, 2011

Mrs. Merline H. Ballard, 69, of 8 Saddle Horne Drive, Rome, GA, passed away Thursday, December 1, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Ballard was born on May 28, 1942, in Brunswick, GA, the daughter of the late Clyde and Alice Mae Johnson Hickox.

Mrs. Ballard formerly owned and operated Herbs for Health in Central Plaza, and was a member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Don Ballard; daughters, Donna Mincey and Debbie Ballard Moon; son, Bryan E. Ballard, all of Rome; five grandchildren, Danielle Mincey, Jonathan Mincey, Kara Mincey, Bria Moon and Jackson Moon; one brother, David Hickox, and sister-in-law, Jeanette Hickox, Snellville; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Second Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Monty Stallins officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Therian Smith, Jim Pinson, Bob Bryant, Mike Bennett, Fred Moore and Terry Crider.

The family will receive friends at Daniel’s Funeral Home on Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 6 until 8 p.m.

Those wishing may send memorial contributions to The Salvation Army, P. O. Box 5188, Rome, GA 30162-5188.

Services

  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 4, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, December 3, 2011
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Laura Schmid

December 7, 2011

Mimi as we knew her was like an adoptive Mother to my husband Beef and I. She and her husband Don always welcomed us into their lovely home so we wouldn't have to be alone on the holidays. We always felt very cared for and loved by them and their family. We will miss her, especially this holiday season and we send our condolences to her whole family.

Danielle Mincey

December 6, 2011

Mimi I love you and I will miss you so much. You have made the biggest impact in my life. You know that you and papa are my favorite people in the whole world! It's going to be weird you not being here, but I know that you are in a better place and you are all better now.

Kim Ballard Humphrey

December 3, 2011

Aunt Merline was such a wonderful person. She had a zest for life like no one else I know. As much as I miss her here, I know that she is now in heaven and able to do all those things she has not for some time now. We continue to pray for everyone who is missing her so much now. God bless all of you. We love you all.

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