Mrs. Mary Alice Ballard
Mrs. Mary Alice Ballard, age 77, of Fairburn, GA, died at her residence on Feb. 3, 2013.
She was born in Athens to the late Joseph Madison Shepherd and Martha Louise Gibson Shepherd.
She graduated with a B.S. Degree in Education from the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Mrs. Ballard was an educator — teaching first in the City of Atlanta Schools then serving as assistant principal of M.P. Word Elementary School and lastly as principal of Evoline C. West Elementary School, both in Fairburn.
She was a member of the Georgia Senior Women’s Golf Association and an active member of First Baptist Church of Fairburn.
She is survived by her husband, her high school sweetheart, Randall Ballard of Fairburn; sons, Hal and Amy Ballard of Fairburn and Doug and Sue Ballard of Newnan; sisters, Martha and John McElhannon of Palmetto and JoAnn Nash of St. Simons Island; grandchildren, Chris and Lindsay Capps, Jennifer Ballard, Savannah Ballard, Linda Ballard, Noah Heath Ballard, Noah Bryant Ballard, and Joe Thompson Ballard; great-grandchild, Hadley McDaniel Capps; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.higginshillcrestchapel.com .

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 6 at First Baptist Church of Fairburn with Dr. Justin Terrell and Dr. Oscar Cope officiating. Mrs. Ballard will lie in state at the church from noon until service time. Interment in College Park Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Fairburn, 23 Malone St., Fairburn, GA 30213. Higgins Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home, Newnan, 770-253-4723.


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