Marion J. "Sonny" Ballard, 82, of Cabot, died Tuesday, Jan, 28, 2014.

He was born January 9, 1932, in the Hickory Plains community to Joe and Bessie Ballard.

His parents; sister, Meta Baxter; and son, Troy Ballard, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sue Ballard of Cabot; sons, Jerry Ballard and wife Carol of Castle Rock, Colo., Phillip Ballard and wife Shasta of Cabot; daughter, Teresa Kissell and husband Jimmy of Olive Branch, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 31, 2014; burial was at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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