Thomas "Ed" Riley
The Ballard and Sons Family....."More than a funeral home."
George Marty Ballard-MPC Funeral Director Middletown
Jon F. Ballard-MBA Funeral Director Daleville
Gina L. Ballard-Business Manager Middletown
Ryan M. Ballard-EMT-P Intern Yorktown
Kayla R. Hall -Licensed Mental Health Counselor Middletown
Andrea Thornburg-Funeral Director/Advanced Planning Specialist Muncie/Yorktown
Gary High-Funeral Director's Assistant Middletown
Bryan Smith-Intern Yorktown
(In Memory) Bobby Watters-Funeral Directors Assistant Daleville 1944-2015
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
We cannot ease your pain, but we can ease your burden.
We cannot eliminate the numerous difficult choices and arrangements to be made, but we can provide impartial advise and discrete counseling of the highest ethical and professional level.
We cannot decrease your sorrow and grief, but we can provide a completely dignified funeral within your financial limitations, while expressing our concern for your welfare.
We cannot alter what is past, but we can honor your memories by showing the utmost compassion and understanding for the living during this most trying of times.
Advanced Planning Our family is pleased to have Andrea Thornburg, a licensed Fuenral Director, as our Advanced Funeral Specialist. Her focus is in to assist you in creating a celebration of life that represents your needs and wishes before the time of need and is an expert on Medicaid and advanced planning.
Counseling Our family offers grief counseling as well as counseling for specific needs through our affiliate, Torchlight Counseling Services, owned and operatered by Kayla Hall, a state certified mental health counselor.
Pet Cremation Services Ballard & Sons can provide cremation services for pets and animals. The Ballards have contracted with a local service to provide this greatly needed service to our communities at a very low cost. We have seen the need in our area and we want you to know that we heard you and care.
Catering for Celebration Dinners
Many times after a service, families wish to gather for a meal. In a small community, churches will often host a dinner for their church members or others.
However, for those that do not have this option, we can provide it for you at a minimal cost through two local catering services. We would be honored to let our family serve you in this way.
Complete Viewing and Celebration Service in Your Church Choice
The church celebration service is quickly becoming important and preferred in many communities such as ours. If you choose, we can coordinate the visitation and the service in any church you would desire in any community including Anderson. Many times this can accommodate the largest viewing/service. In so doing, the Ballard family will honor your loved one with a memorial to the church of your choice in the name of the deceased. This allows a family to have the best possible accommodation for a large celebration, and honor both your loved one and the facility or church you desire.
Five Cremation Packages
We offer five cremation packages for our families which range from immediate services to traditional services which include the visitation.
Our family now provides limousine services for each of our families as part of our total commitment to you. Each of our drivers show care and support to our families. Additionally, each has a CDL license in the state of Indiana. This service is included in all celebration services including many forms of cremation.