Retta Ballard

Retta Land Ballard

Sunday, March 17th, 1940 - Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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Retta Land Ballard, 78, of Cartersville died on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Born on March 17, 1940 she was the daughter of the late Walt Land and the late Willa Mae Clark Land. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Ballard, and her brother, Richard Land.

Survivors include her children, Judy Forsyth (Travis), Buzz Ballard, and Dennis Ballard (April); her grandchildren, Jason Forsyth, Taylor Ballard, Stephanie Neal, Colbi Ballard, and Tyler Hays; her great-grandchildren, Jordan Ballard, Sophie Ballard, Willow Hays, and Olive Hays; her siblings, Joe Land (Sue), Millie Bell (Kenny), Libby Goss (Dwight) Theresa Duncan, Lynda Ponder (Larry), and Priscilla Roberts (Phillip); and her sister-in-law, Jayne Land.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 Oak Hill Cemetery with Reverend Joe Land and Mr. Russell Ballard officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make memorial contributions in Retta’s honor to Cartersville Relay for Life.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Parnick Jennings Funeral Home & Cremation Services
    430 Cassville Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00pm
    Oak Hill Cemetery
    319 N Erwin Street
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Posted at 10:30am
So Sorry To hear of Rhett's passing . My condolence to her family I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Barbara Thomas (Rachel Land's Daughter)

Mac Williamson

Posted at 02:43pm
Rhett's and I were childhood friends and class mates thru grammar & high school. Had recently reconnected the via Facebook. My condolence to her family, keep her close thru your memories. Mac Williamson


Posted at 08:55pm
I am sorry that I am out of town. You are in my prayers


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Posted at 08:47pm
Sending condolences to the family during the loss of your dear loved one. May God's love,comfort, and peace be with you all.

Brandi Burnett

Posted at 02:34pm
Retta was a kind soul, she will be greatly missed.

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