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George M. Ballard and Jon Ballard

Funeral Directors/Co-owners

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-Funeral Director's Assistant    Yorktown

Larry Howard-Funeral Director's Assistant  Daleville

(In Memory) Bobby Watters-Funeral Directors Assistant    Daleville  1944-2015


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.  

Limousine Services
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.

Other Services
DVD picture tributes, balloon releases, special bagpipe tribute, military honors for all branches, and thumb prints jewelry are all added touches that can be made for each funeral.  This can be discussed during arrangements as to what tribute may be the best fit for your loved one.  In addition our aftercare coordinator can discuss with a family special ways to honor a loved one's memory if they are looking for something unique.  

Lilly Coffman

Lilly A Coffman

03/29/20 - 11/20/15

Ingalls...Lilly Anna (Jones) Coffman, 95, resident of Ingalls, passed away November 20, 2015 at Bethany Pointe Healthcare Center in Anderson. ... View full obituary

David Earls

David W Earls

02/16/60 - 11/19/15

Muncie...David Wayne "The Legend" Earls, 55....The Legend left this earth at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis on November 19, 2015. ... View full obituary

Linda Pyland

Linda C Pyland

05/18/53 - 11/19/15

Fishers...Linda Carol (Bell) Pyland, 62, resident of Fishers, passed away November 19, 2015 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. ... View full obituary

Chester Cable

Chester L Cable

12/01/29 - 11/13/15

Middletown...Chester Langdon Cable, 85, resident of Middletown, passed away November 13, 1915, at St. Vincent's Regional Hospital in Anderson. ... View full obituary

Joseph Barber

Joseph M Barber

01/05/26 - 11/11/15

Middletown...Joseph McKay Barber, 89, resident of Middletown and former longtime resident of Chesterfield, passed away November 11, 2015 at Middletown ... View full obituary

Glenn Sanders

Glenn R Sanders

07/04/26 - 11/11/15

Middletown....Glenn Robert Sanders, 89, resident of Middletown, passed away Wednesday morning at Henry County Memorial Hospital. ... View full obituary

Gary Ward

Gary M Ward

03/05/51 - 11/09/15

Middletown...Gary "Cookie" Michael Ward, 64, resident of Middletown, passed away Monday evening at Middletown Nursing Center in Middletown. ... View full obituary

Ralph Hovermale

Ralph D Hovermale

05/29/22 - 11/06/15

Sulphur Springs, IN....Ralph Dale "Kiah" Hovermale, 93, resident of Sulphur Springs, passed away Friday morning at his residence. ... View full obituary

Richard Youngs

Richard L Youngs

10/30/38 - 10/26/15

Sulphur Springs....Richard Lee Youngs, 75, resident of Sulphur Springs, passed away Monday October 26, 2015 at his residence ... View full obituary

Jeffrey Neata

Jeffrey A Neata

06/14/61 - 10/25/15

Fishers....Jeffrey Allen Neata, 54, resident of Fishers, passed away Sunday morning, October 25, 2015 at his residence unexpectedly. ... View full obituary

Marta Goodpaster

Marta D Goodpaster

03/14/45 - 10/23/15

Daleville...Marta Diane (Calvert) Goodpaster, 70, resident of Daleville, passed away at Yorktown Healthcare after an extended illness. ... View full obituary

Leslie Rowe

Leslie C Rowe

07/07/68 - 10/21/15

Anderson...Leslie Carol (Dunsmore) Rowe, 47, resident of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly at her residence October 21, 2015. ... View full obituary

Donald Austin

Donald R Austin

08/25/43 - 10/18/15

Anderson...Donald R. Austin, 72, resident of Anderson, passed away October 18, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

Keith Seybert

Keith L Seybert

02/28/38 - 10/17/15

Chino Hills, CA....Keith Leroy Seybert, 77, former resident of Middletown, passed away, October 17, 2015, near his son's home in ... View full obituary

Lester Levell

Lester H Levell

10/19/29 - 10/16/15

Chesterfield...Lester H. Levell, 85, resident of Chesterfield, died October 16th at St. Vincent's Regional Hospital in Anderson after an extended ... View full obituary

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