MANNING - John Edward Ballard, 61, widower of Marie Bosier Ballard, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

He was a son of the late Gabe Ballard Sr. and Gertrude Johnson Ballard.

Funeral services for Mr. Ballard will be held on Wednesday at Union Cypress AME Church, 8247 S.C. 260, Manning, with the Rev. Mary Hamilton, pastor, officiating and the Rev. O'Donald Dingle assisting. Burial will follow at the churchyard cemetery.

The family is receiving friends at the home of his niece and her husband, Sarah and Homer Smith, 1109 Leo Road, Manning.

These services have been entrusted to Samuels Funeral Home LLC of Manning.