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Melba Holley Ballard

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November 27, 2007

Melba Holley Ballard, 93, of Albany died Monday at Palmyra Medical Center.

Her funeral service will be held at 2 PM, November 28, at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with interment to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Michael A. McAfee and Rev. Tami Coleman will officiate.

A native of Wetumpka AL, Mrs. Ballard was a 1936 graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn) with a Home Economics degree. Mrs. Ballard retired from the Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base following 23 years of civil service.

She was a member of the Motar Board and the Golden Key Club.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church for more than 55 years, a member of the Sapp Sunday Class, and a member of Circle 10 at First United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Ballard was a lover of cooking, gardening and traveling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and her husband Jack K. Ballard.

She is survived by her 2 daughters: Barbara Ballard Meyer and her husband George of Ponte Verda Beach FL, and Arlene K. Ballard of Albany; a grandson, John Meyer and his wife Deri of Orlando Fl; 2 sisters: Wylie Holley Faughender of Tallassee AL and Dorothy Holley Vardaman of Columbus GA.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at 1 PM in the funeral home.

Those desiring, memorials may be sent to, First United Methodist Church, 306, Flint Ave., Albany, GA  31701

You may sign the online register and share your own thoughts and memories with the family of Mrs. Ballard by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at

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