Isiah Emerson Ballard, 90, of Steele, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.
Born March 26, 1915, in Stone County, Ark., son of the late Isiah Ballard and Georgia Hicks Ballard, he was a farm worker and a member of the Samford Church of Christ.
He married Gladys Davis, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one step-daughter, Velta Webb.
Survivors include one son, Melvin Ballard, of Festus, Mo.; two step-sons, Jerry and James Terry; five grandchildren, Cherie and Gregory Ballard, Cathy Jordan, Sherri Johannas and Philip Kaiser and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Steele with Tim Howard officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele.
Pallbearers were Melvin Ballard, Terry, Randy and Keith Scott and David and Rance Daniels.