Funeral services for Frances Laverne Ballard, 88 of Rienzi, MS are set for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:00pm at Hinkle Baptist Church with interment in Hinkle Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Hinkle Baptist Church. Bro. Rabon Richardson and Bro. Paul Stacey will officiate the service. Born October 7, 1931 in Baldwyn, MS., Ms Laverne passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at her home in Rienzi. She was a retired factory worker for Garan’s with over 25 years of service. She was of the Baptist faith and member of Hinkle Baptist Church . Laverne loved to work in her flower garden, traveling, spending time with her friends and family especially playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an avid reader and loved to cook, especially crappie fish. Laverne is survived by her sons, Danny Ballard of Rienzi, Ricky Ballard and wife Tena of Corinth; daughters, Trudys Pittman of Rienzi, Connie Bishop and husband Bobby of Corinth and Kay Rogers and husband Rickey of Rienzi; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Ballard of Rienzi;
20 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Charles Rinehart and wife Lynda of Corinth; sisters, Sarah Jane Hamlin of Corinth; Dianne Lucken and husband Donald of Corinth; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Denzle Ballard; sons, Keith Ballard and Tony Ballard; daughter, Teresa Bowling;
parents, George Martin and Lovie Lucille Hindman Rinehart and brothers, Robert Rinehart and Don Rinehart. Pallbearers will be Paul Pittman, Jody Ballard, Jason Ballard, Chad Ballard, Bryan Ballard, Rodney Rogers, Robert Rogers, Daron Ballard, Carey Ballard and Eric Ballard. Magnolia Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Frances Laverne Ballard.