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Lester K. Ballard Sr.

(ROANOKE) The funeral for Lester K. Ballard Sr., “Ol’ Dude,” 78, of Roanoke, formerly of Daviston, will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Mountain Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Sprayberry, Bro. Tim Whaley and Bro. Kenneth Wilcox officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Mr. Ballard passed away Friday, July 22, at his residence.

A native of Alex City, Mr. Ballard was born May 21, 1944, the son of L.B. and Mavis Hamlet Ballard. He was a member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church and worked at Russell Manufacturing for 30 years and Morris Forrest Products for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Jones Ballard of Roanoke; sons, Les Ballard of Missouri and Bret Ballard (Brandie) of Roanoke; four grandchildren, Christina Ballard, Alexah Ballard, Fenix Ballard and Abbey Ballard; and sisters, Wynema Barber of Marietta, Ga., and Wynona Taylor (S.L.) of New Site. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Lorrie Ballard; and brothers, Randy Ballard and Bufford Ballard.

Pallbearers will be Chris Burge, Joey Harper, Derrick Gortney and Nathan Sikes.

Memorials may be floral, or the family requests donations to Mountain Springs Church, c/o Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 319 College St., Roanoke, AL 36273. Online condolences may be expressed at

Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.

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