Welcome to our Family Blog

Welcome to our blog. This is a place where everyone in the family can come and see what is new, and tell everyone else what is happening in thier life. Hope you take a few moments to leave us a comment. I do not have everyone's email address so feel free to follow the site so you can invite others. To follow you need to set up a (google) gmail account and click the follow button on the bar above the name Family Connections. You can also subscribe to site and it will post a link on twitter and facebook. You can post a comment without signing in if you use the anonymous setting. Please put your name in the comment though, so we know who you are. Thanks and God bless you and yours.

Monday, November 28, 2011

RIP uncle Jim

James “Jim” Valentine Ballard age 65 of Columbia passed away at his residence on
November 25, 2011. He was born to the
late Elmer Valentine and Vernie Delmar (Roberts) Ballard. Also preceded by four
sisters, Patricia Hulsey, Pauline Steinc, Corine Powers, Nancy Barton; one
brother, Jerry Ballard.

by his companion, Sue Marie Ballard; Children, Roxana Lipe, Cindy Davis,
Barbara Campbell, Theresa Davis, Jamie Picton, Jessica Ballard; Seventeen
Grandchildren; Eight Grandchildren and one brother Joe Ballard

Friday, March 18, 2011


Jerry Lee Ballard passed away 2/24/2011. He is deeply loved and sorely missed.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holidays are for Family

Especially during the holiday season I am reminded of how important family is. I have so many relatives that I so rarely see and would like to know better. There is not much letter exchange either. I would like to know what is new in thier lives and how they are doing. My sister convinced me to start a blog to keep all the family updated on weddings, reunions, new births and deaths in the family, etc...

I'll start....

Dad is getting progressively worse. Mom is fatigued. They are having thier floors redone and it really is hard especially this time of the year. My son has a job he loves. Christina moved back to town and we had a nice visit today. Amanda and her husband are doing ok. Julie and I are hanging in there.

I hope you all have a safe and blessed holiday.