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Toxie Higdon Ballard

Mr. Toxie Higdon Ballard, 78, of Monticello, passed away March 27, 2019, at his residence in Monticello. Higdon was born February 10, 1941, in Monticello to Toxie and Cornelia Lambert Ballard.
Services were held Saturday, March 30, at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Monticello, with graveside services following in New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Dale Authement and Bro. Kevin Crozier officiated the services, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Higdon retired from the Noble Drilling after 30 years of service. He loved spending time doing woodwork. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha Lou Johnson Ballard of Monticello; son, Chad Ballard and wife, Carol Ann, of West Monroe, Louisiana; daughter, Renee Howell and husband, Brad, of Byram; son, Jason and wife, Katie, of Longview, Texas; six grandchildren, Joy Ballard, Evan Howell, Grace Ballard, Maxx Frick, Alex Howell and Emi Ballard; one brother, VW Ballard; one sister, Modena Wilson, both of Monticello, and one sister-in-law, Betty Lou Ballard of Jayess.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Donnie Dean Ballard, and brother, Carey Ballard.
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