Funeral services for Delbert Lawson Ballard 79 Quitman are scheduled for 2:30 PM Wednesday, January 29, 2014, First Baptist Church Quitman with Reverends James Nickell and Byron George officiating. Burial will follow in the Quitman City Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00 -9:00 PM Tuesday evening January 28th at Lowe Funeral Home Quitman.
He was born January 31, 1934 in Clardy, Texas to Alvin and Virgie Ballard and passed away January 26, 2014 at his residence in Quitman.
He attended local schools and graduated from East Lamar High School in l952. Following graduation, he attended Paris Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
Delbert has lived in Quitman 54 years moving from Talco. He was a Principal and Coach and retired from Quitman ISD. He is survived by his wife Mary Ballard, Quitman; Son, Robin Ballard and wife Dana, Whitehouse; 3 Daughters, Gaye Ellison and husband Mark, Teresa Gambill and husband Danny, Chrystal Smith and husband Darrin all of Quitman; 3 Brothers, Dawson Ballard, Powderly, Tony Ballard and wife Karen, Clardy, Mike Ballard and wife Janie, Gilmer; 9 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.