Obituaries March 10
THOMASVILLE — Mr. Davie Austin (Dave) Ballard, 82, a resident of 439 Old Farm Road, died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Thomasville Medical Center.
He was born in Thomasville, March 5, 1931, a son of Alexander Lawrence (Buddy) Ballard and Lucy Mae Armstrong Ballard and was a lifelong resident of Davidson County. He grew up on Taylor Street and loved the Hog Eye Boys. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired brick mason and loved to rabbit hunt. He was a former member, Sunday school teacher and Deacon at First Baptist Church and was currently a member of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, where he had served as a Sunday school teacher and Deacon.
He also had served as a Sunday school teacher for the Thomasville Fire Department. He loved church and wanted everyone to know that on July 18, 1957 he was born again in Christ.
On July 26, 1952, he was married to Miss Edith Sebastian, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Danny Keith Ballard of Thomasville and Randy Dean Ballard and his wife Lauren of Charlotte; two grandchildren, Connor Jordan Ballard and Griffin Tate Ballard of Charlotte; two sisters-in-law, Polly Hill and Phyllis Sebastian, both of Thomasville; a brother-in-law, Arthur Roy (Dickie) Sebastian of Thomasville; nieces, Sherry Stewart, Kathy Darr, and Betsy Brooks; nephews, Tim Ballard, Tommy Ballard, and Robert Ballard; cousins, Franklin Hall and his wife Ola Mae and Ann Hall, both of Thomasville. Also surviving is a special friend, Diane Dalrymple.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lauren Nicole Ballard; two brothers, Billy Lawrence Ballard and Bobby Alexander Ballard; two sisters-in-law, Linda Ballard and Mary Frances Ballard, and by a brother-in-law Richard Hill. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Bynum Orr and the Rev. Michael Vipperman. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville until placed in the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. and other times at the residence.
Pallbearers for Dave will be Dale Atwood, Chan Creasman, Danny Williamson, Trey Williamson, Bobby Williamson, and Ricky Russell.
Memorials may be directed to the Building Fund of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church, 422 Liberty Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360.
Online condolences may be made to the Ballard family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.
LEXINGTON — Mary Drake, 90, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Lexington Health Care, where she was a resident.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Lexington City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Davidson Funeral Home.
LEXINGTON — Ethel Mae 'Teenie' Foster, 80, died Friday, March 8, 2013 in Winston-Salem.
The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday prior to the service at Davidson Funeral Home.
KERNERSVILLE — David Allen Hill, 42, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his residence.
The funeral service was held Sunday, March 10, at Union Cross Baptist Church, 4350 High Point Road, Kernersville. Interment followed in Oaklawn Memorial Park. J.C. Green & Sons served the family.