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Obituary for Linda Jane Ballard (Porter)

Linda Jane Ballard passed away Saturday, January 6 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center at the
age of 80. Mrs. Ballard was born in Webb City, MO to the late James Robert and Virginia Porter. She
had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1967. She was a child care provider in her home for many years
and was a member of Bovina Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Jimmy Ray Ballard.
She is survived by two daughters, Sara Sykes (Jay) and Mary Anne Starnes (Mike); four grandchildren:
Allyson Wilkinson (Andrew), Tana McCormick (Austin), Tyler Starnes, and Ryan Sykes; and one great
grandchild, Jensen Wilkinson.
Services will be held at noon on Thursday, January 11 at Bovina Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the
church from 11 AM until the hour of service. Interment will be held at New Cemetery in Mulberry, AR.