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
    Linda Edwards Campbell says:
    What a loss this is for the Playhouse family. I have known Hillard since 1988, and he has been a calm, sweet presence who worked tirelessly to achieve perfection in his craft. All of us who worked on the stage benefitted from his expertise. It will not be the same without him. All my love to his beloved Mother,and the rest of his family. You will be in my prayers.

  • April 18, 2009
    Liz Few says:
    I worked with Hilliard many years ago at the Playhouse. We had some meaningful times - we went to see "Prince" in Raleigh (with our friend Molly) and he made me the BEST Halloween mask ever. We lost touch over the years. He was a good person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at FRP.

  • April 18, 2009
    Mary C. Gaylord & Terry Sanders says:
    What a loss. The sound booth at FRP won't be the same without seeing Hilliard there. Hilliard will be greatly missed ~

  • April 18, 2009
    Wanda Pace Caldwell says:
    Thinking of you and hoping that happy memories comfort you. We will miss Hilliard's soft spoken voice and kind ways.

  • April 18, 2009
    Shirley (Rhodes) Culbreth says:
    Alma and family, In times of sorrow when words of comfort are needed most, it seems they are the most difficult to say. But may you find comfort in knowing the love, prayers and sympathy of others are there with you. Shirley Ann