Hilliard Lee Ballard

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

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 19, 2009
    David White says:
    I grew up in East Flat Rock and was friends with Jeff Rhodes. Hilliard knew more about Planet of The Apes and other Hollywood productions than anybody we knew. I attended the playhouse dozens of times over the last thirty years. I was always reassured that the sound was being directed by as capable a person as Hilliard. God speed and God bless, David White

  • April 19, 2009
    Raymond & Peggy Huscusson says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about Hilliard. I'll really miss those wonderful talks we had almost daily at Flat Rock Playhouse. Hill was a very special person. Gone too soon. You're in our thoughts and prayers

  • April 18, 2009
    Jonathan Ray says:
    We will miss you Hilliard. Hilliard was always a good friend to me when I came back to visit Flat Rock.

  • April 18, 2009
    Tom Marhenke says:
    I worked with Hilliard at the Playhouse. I used to sit with him outside the box office before the show. It was fun to hear his thoughts of the day as we watched the apprentices try to park the audience. I will miss him.

  • April 18, 2009
    Allen Sanders says:
    Hey Hill! We will miss you buddy! I had one of the best work experiences of my career with you at FRP. Thanks for showing me what you did. Sorry I couldnt be there to say goodbye. Love ya man!