The Messenger. 01.15.08
Ester Joyce (Ballard) Birmingham, 56, of Bardwell, Ky., died 2:34 a.m. Jan. 13, 2008, at her home. She was a former resident of this area.
Services were set for noon today at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Bardwell, with burial to follow there in Roselawn Cemetery.
Carl Scoggins was to officiate.
She was born Feb. 21, 1951, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of the late Raymond Ballard and the late Lillie Mae (Baucom) Ballard Carman. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.
Survivors include two daughters, Billie Jo Scoggins of Mayfield, Ky., and Alice Bowles of Arlington, Ky.; three sons, Dennis Brown of Bardwell, Christopher Brown of Lowes, Ky. and Ronald Reynolds of Paducah, Ky.; five sisters, Carolyn Hutchinson of Bardwell, Katheleen Kilburn of Tiptonville, Barbara Ann Franklin of Dyersburg and Martha Gentry and Mary Bruce, both of Missouri; and 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.