R. Darlene Ballard, 83, of Southaven, Mississippi, passed away at 6:15 pm December 30, 2019 at her residence. She was born September 15, 1936 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Gerald and Flora (Davis) Cates. Rose married Gale Trent Ballard on August 21, 1953 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 66 years of marriage.
A Visitation will be held Monday, January 6, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, IL. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am with Reverend Denver Ayres officiating. Interment will follow at East Hickory Hill Cemetery in Bluford, Illinois. Memorials may be made in Rose’s honor to Logan Street Baptist Church or East Hickory Hill Cemetery.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.