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George M. Ballard and Jon Ballard

Funeral Directors/Co-owners

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-Funeral Director's Assistant    Yorktown

Larry Howard-Funeral Director's Assistant  Yorktown

(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.  

Betty Burris

Betty R Burris

04/20/28 - 10/05/15

Mooreland...Betty Ruth (Guard) Burris, 87, resident of "A Place Called Home" Healthcare facility in Mooreland, passed away at the facility ... View full obituary

George Good

George R Good

02/03/32 - 09/29/15

Middletown...George Robert Good, 83, resident of Middletown, passed away at his residence September 29, 2015. ... View full obituary

James Bevel

James H Bevel

09/23/49 - 09/27/15

Middletown...James Harold Bevel, 66, resident of Middletown, passed away at Golden Living Nursing Center in Muncie after a brief illness. ... View full obituary

Elizabeth Lockridge

Elizabeth A Lockridge

01/31/45 - 09/20/15

Anderson...Elizabeth Ann (Welch) Lockridge, 70, resident of Anderson. passed away at her home on Sunday morning after a brief illness. ... View full obituary

Harriett Orebaugh

Harriett H Orebaugh

10/10/26 - 09/20/15

DALEVILLE…Harriett L. Orebaugh, 88, of Daleville passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital in ... View full obituary

Donald Haynes

Donald G Haynes

10/03/46 - 09/12/15

Marion...Donald G. Haynes, 68, resident of Wesleyan Health Care in Marion, passed away at 4:40 PM Saturday at the nursing ... View full obituary

Kevin Kemple

Kevin A Kemple

08/26/63 - 09/12/15

Anderson...Kevin Arthur Kemple, 52, of Anderson, died peacefully in his home September 12, 2015, surrounded by his loved ones, after ... View full obituary

Linda Pursley

Linda L Pursley

06/01/38 - 09/05/15

Middletown...Linda Lea (Norris) Pursley, 77, resident of Middletown, passed away on Saturday at her residence. ... View full obituary

Lori Jordan

Lori R Jordan

05/28/58 - 09/03/15

New Castle....Lori Rae (Robinson) Jordan, 57, resident of New Castle, passed away September 3, 2015 at Community North Hospital in ... View full obituary

John Koons, Jr.

John D Koons, Jr.

07/22/55 - 08/31/15

Chesterfield...John David Koons, Jr., 60, resident of Chesterfield, passed away at Community Hospital in Anderson. ... View full obituary

Treva Du Bois

Treva M Du Bois

10/24/32 - 08/25/15

Treva M. Du Bois, 82, Mooresville, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 in Indianapolis. ... View full obituary

Bonnie Matthews

Bonnie L Matthews

03/12/33 - 08/18/15

Middletown....Bonnie Lee Richardson Matthews, 82, resident of Middletown, passed away August 18, 2015 at Henry County Memorial Hospital In New ... View full obituary

Marjorie Schlegel

Marjorie Schlegel

08/11/21 - 08/17/15

Yorktown....Marjorie Schlegel, 94, resident of Yorktown, passed away at the Waters of Yorktown in Yorktown on August 17, 2015. ... View full obituary

Bryant Huffman, Sr.

Bryant M Huffman, Sr.

01/28/20 - 08/15/15

Morristown...Bryant M. Huffman, Sr., 95, resident of Morristown and former Middletown resident, passed away Saturday morning in Morristown. ... View full obituary

Robert Bullock

Robert H Bullock

10/06/36 - 08/06/15

Middletown...Robert Houston Bullock, 85, resident of Middletown, passed away August 6, 2015 at his residence. ... View full obituary

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