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Judy (King) Ballard

May 14, 1944 ~ March 4, 2021 (age 76)


            Judy King Ballard, age 76, of Mills River, NC, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Mission Hospital in Asheville. She was born on May 14, 1944 in Asheville, NC to the late Roy D. King and Thelma King Hensley. Judy worked as a Sales Representative for the Retail Industry, was of the Baptist Faith and a member of The Biltmore Church of God. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kim; four sisters, Bobbie Jean, Lois, Hazel and Louise; and a brother, Earl.

            Those left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved husband of 60 years, Swain M. Ballard; a daughter, Linda Barnes; two brothers, Roy and Richard; three grandsons, Derek, Larry, and Cory; granddaughter, Ashley; great-granddaughters, Reilly, Haylee and Payton and a great-grandson, James.

            There will be a Celebration of Life held for Judy in the Spring. The family respectfully requests that any memorial donations be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children either online at:!/donation/checkout or by mail to: Shriners Hospitals for Children-Processing Center, PO Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886.

            Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Ballard Family and assisting them with arrangements.

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Celebration of Life at a later date


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