Athens Review, Athens, Texas

Obituaries

April 22, 2013

Sidney Paul Ballard, Jr.

Athens — Athens – Memorial services for Sidney Ballard Jr., 56, of Athens are scheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church of Athens with the Rev. Perry Smith officiating.

Mr. Ballard went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Athens.

Sidney Paul Ballard Jr. was born Oct. 7, 1956 in Dallas, the son of Sidney Paul Ballard, Sr. and Patsy Jean Hatcher Ballard.  He was a member of the Living for the Brand Cowboy Church of Athens.  

He was an outdoorsman who loved farming and growing flowers. Sidney was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was well-known for his meat processing and cooking.  He had a special place in his heart for his side kick “Colby,” a black lab/healer-mix dog that never left his side. “Papa Sid” was a loving husband, father and grandfather and proud foster parent.  He was a family man, and will be missed by all he knew and loved.

Sidney was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his loving wife Alice Burnett Ballard of the home; two daughters, Brandy Boswell of Athens, Candace Ballard of Bradford; two sons; Forrest Attaway of Kansas City, Kans., Travis Attaway and wife Carrie of Uniontown, Penn.; one brother, Glenn Ballard of Ohio; five grandchildren, Kitty Boswell, Katlyn Mitchell, Alia Attaway, Bella Attaway, Lilly Attaway; and special friends, Charlie and Dawson Turner.   

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The Living for the Brand Cowboy Church Building Fund in Sidney’s honor.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.

You may light a candle or write condolences to Mr. Ballard’s family at: www.hannigansmith.com       

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • ADR logo.tif George Paul Shannon

    Bradford, TX  - A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date for George Paul Shannon, 76, of Bradford.  He passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at his home in Bradford.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT smithjames.jpg Dr. James W. Smith

    ATHENS-Dr. James W. Smith passed away at his home in Athens July 13, 2014 after a short illness.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-25 Victoria.jpg Victoria Ann Wyatt

    Funeral services for Victoria Ann Wyatt, 4, of Athens are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens. Interment will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • obit arthur.jpg Barbara Joan Arthur

    Barbara Joan Arthur, 78, of Athens, passed peacefully from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
     A memorial service will be held to honor and celebrate Joan’s life, Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 A.M. at Sand Springs Baptist Church in Athens with Julius Ray Tapley officiating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Reeve.jpg Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve

    Services for Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Williford Reeve, 90, of Eustace will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Athens, with Bro. Mike Dean and Jack Houghton officiating.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit Wilson.JPG Sherry Wilson

    Graveside services and interment for Sherry Wilson, 70 of Athens is scheduled for 11:00 A M Wednesday at Shelby Chapel Cemetery with Tommy Burch and  Rev. Gene Bishop officiating.
    Arrangements are under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-22 obit Griffin, Roy.jpg Roy Griffin

    Funeral Services for Roy Griffin, 81, of Athens are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Athens with Bro. Mike Bragdon officiating.  Interment will follow at Malakoff Cemetery.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADR logo.tif Arlan “A.C.” Morman

    Funeral Services for Arlan “A.C.” Morman, 76, of Athens are scheduled for 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.  Interment will follow at Athens Cemetery.   

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judy Newman.jpg Judy Farmer Newman

    Judyth Dan Farmer Newman, 75, of De Berry, TX, formerly of Malakoff, passed away Thursday night, July 17, 2014, as a result of a lengthy illness.  A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Cross Roads, TX, with Bro. Frank Upchurch officiating. Cremation arrangements are by Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruby Fields

    Ruby Fields of Mabank, Texas passed away peacefully at the age of 83 on July 20, 2014 at West Place Nursing Facility in Athens, Texas.

    July 22, 2014 1 Story

Biz Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground