Funeral Tuesday for W. A. Ballard




Funeral services for William Asbury Ballard, who died suddenly Monday morning at his nome on the Bush Farm, between McKinney and Frisco, will be held this Tuesday afternoon at Bethel Church, near Frisco.  The services will be conducted by the Rev. C. A. Long, presiding elder of the Methodist churches of the McKinney District and the Rev. Mr. Fielder, Methodist pastor at Frisco.

            Mr. Ballard died as he started to climb onto a bale of seed cotton which he had planned to bring to McKinney.  Heart failure was the cause of  his death.  He was dead when a physician arrived.   He was seventy five years old and had been a resident of Collin county for many years.  He came to this state from Georgia and settled in North Texas.  He is survived by his wife, two sons and five daughters.  One son, who joined the army at the outbreak of the war, has nover been heard from since he crossed the waters to participate in the foreigh fight for freedom.  It is not known wheter he was killed in battle or whether he died of disease.  However, he was never reported to be among the missing or Killed in action.  One daughter lives at Childress, the other children resided with the parents on the Bush Farm.

            Mr. Balklard was a devoted Christian.  He was well know in that section of the county.  For a few years, several years ago, he resided in McKinney and at one time lived in Frisco.  He has many friends who deeply mourn  his loss and the Daily Ciourier=Gazette and Weekly Democrat Gasett join them in this sympathy for the bereaved wife and children.  Courier 11 September 1923 p. 1