Hilliard Lee Ballard

May 22, 1959 - April 16, 2009
Hilliard Lee Ballard

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Hilliard Lee Ballard, 49, of Horse Shoe, NC, passed away Thursday morning, April 16, 2009 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, after a lengthy illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of Alma Rhodes Ballard and the late MSgt. Alvin York Ballard.

For twenty-seven years, he had been the Sound Director for the Flat Rock Playhouse.

He is survived by his loving mother, Alma R. Ballard of Horse Shoe; sister, Gail Brooks and husband, Don, of Six Mile, SC; nephew, Barry Brooks of Milwaukee, WI; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Reverend Wally Shamburger will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 ñ 7:30 PM Saturday, April 18, 2009 at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Elizabeth House, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Sunday, April 19, 2009
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • April 18, 2009
    Michael Edwards says:
    Farewell to a respected and talented technician and friend. Rest,now,Hilliard.

  • April 24, 2009
    Teresa Reece Trantham says:
    I am so sorry for the loss of Hilliard. He was always very kind and good to me in school. I'll always remember his since of humor and his easy going way.He safely transported me to school many, many days for which I am very grateful. He died on such a special day for me, the birth of my mother, Ann Reece, who also was his teacher for a short time. She thought the world of him and always had such fond memories. I'll always believe that am a better person for knowing Hilliard. Sincerely, Teresa Reece Trantham

  • April 24, 2009
    Phil Brittain says:
    I will always remember Hilliard as a kind soul, we will miss you. May you rest in peace.

  • April 20, 2009
    Denna Osteen Keith says:
    I went to elementary and high school with Hillard. He was a kind friend and I loved to hear him laugh. I will miss him.

  • April 20, 2009
    Mary-Cae Hryskanich says:
    May God grant you strength during this time of grief. How can I express the special place Hilliard holds in my heart. He was a gentleman, kind and loving. He was always so helpful during my days at the rock...and so talented. I left FRP 11 years ago and His presence was always one I sought out when visiting, he brought joy to my heart. I wish I could have been there yesterday. He will be greatly missed.