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John Martin Ballard

July 20, 1948 — April 24, 2020

John Martin Ballard, age 71 of Horse Cave, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Medical Center of Bowling Green. He was a native of Hart County and a member for over 50 years and a deacon at Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone knew him by his smile and was a friend to everybody.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Martin Ballard and Nina Vibbert Ballard; two brothers, Frankie and Richard Ballard; his father and mother-in-law, George Stanley and Daisy Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Georgina Ballard; three children, Justin Ballard and his wife Wendy of Cave City, Angela “Ann" Ballard of Horse Cave, and Jessica Hackney of Horse Cave; two grandchildren, Kennedy Paige Ballard and Bella Marie; five brothers; four sisters; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

A private graveside service will be live streamed on the Winn Funeral Home Facebook Page at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020. He will be buried in the Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

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