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John Martin Ballard

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.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.winnfuneralhome.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of John Ballard

J.T./Martha Parnell May 3 2020 12:00 AM

Georgina and family, I was brokenhearted to hear of Johnnie's death on Friday. You have my deepest sympathy. I always enjoyed it when you all came to Debbie's and H's and after she died and I was staying with H, I looked forward to your and Johnnie's visits. Johnny had a way of making people laugh. He always had a smile on his face no matter how bad things were with him. Loved you and him so much. Our lose is heavens gain. If I can be of help in any way, just let me know. Mamaw Nina

Nina Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

it grieves me to see another old timerpass.My condolences to his family.I thank the good Lord for the good times we had with bro. Johnny. I will miss his warm smile and that humble glow he had when the Lord cloaked him with his spirit.God bless his family.Brother Stanley and sister Debbie Wooden

debbie.wooden@gmail.com Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family. Johnny was always so kind an funny every time we saw him. I know he will be missed.

Tammy Milby Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

We will really miss Johnny and his smile. He loved to sing and can now sing praises to our Lord and Savior forever. I love this family and I am praying for the arms of our Jesus to embrace each one that is hurting from this loss. Just remember our loss is Heaven's gain.

Darryl & Becky Robbins Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Johhny was a great man who lived life with a constant smile on his face. He loved his family and will be sorely missed. Praying for all the family and friends. What a blessing he has been to so many.

Dusty Huff Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Johnny was a good friend to me Sucererly Gary Crews

Gary crews Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Johnny was a great friend, no way to express how much he was loved and will be missed .. I didnt see him much anymore but when I did he was always the same . Always making jokes and smiling . I know hes now resting in his heavenly home where hell be with his other family there ... I will
Meet him on the other side no doubt in my mind .

Ellis Carnahan Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Ballard

Barbara Hernandez Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

Georgina, cant express in enough words how much. You and. Johnny were loved. Johnny has always been like a brother to me. We grew up together went to same church eat many Sunday dinners at Martin and Nina house . Im so sorry for you and family your loss is surely. Heavens gain. I love you all and I am here if you need me call I promise Ill be there. You are and always will be my great friend .

Sheila Carnahan Apr 26 2020 12:00 AM

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