Ruth McCarroll Ballard

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mrs. Ruth McCarroll Ballard, of New Orleans, formerly of Holland, Mo., died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in her home. Born to the late Henry and Mabel Walling McCarroll, she was a longtime resident of Harahan, La., and ran the Bonco Club at Colonial Country Club and Chateau Country Club. She was also an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and the Colonial Garden Country Club.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Arden N. Ballard; her sister Irene McCarroll Cannon; and brother J.C. McCarroll.

Mrs. Ballard leaves two sons, Bob Ballard and Henry Ballard;

One daughter, Barbara Ballard;

Two sisters, Lucille Ozment Bradway of Blytheville, and Maxine Gowan of Oak Harbor, Wash.; and

Three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jennifer and Arden N. Ballard II.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gardens of Memories Funeral Home. An online guest registry is available at