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George Brooks Ballard

March 19, 1928 — August 11, 2023

Hartsville, S.C.

George Brooks Ballard

George Brooks (Pete) Ballard, a beloved member of the Hartsville, S.C. community, passed away on August 11, 2023, at Carolina Pines RMC with his loving family by his side. He was born on March 19, 1928, in Hartsville to the late Gus Ballard and Jesse Howle Ballard.

Pete dedicated an impressive 50 years of his life to working at Sonoco Products Company before retiring. His commitment and hard work were recognized by his colleagues and earned him the respect of many. Pete was a member of the Old Timers Club.

Beyond his professional achievements, Pete found great joy in various hobbies. Woodworking was one of his passions.

Pete also had a profound love for nature and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Fishing trips were cherished moments that allowed him to unwind and connect with the tranquility of the water. Hunting expeditions were another favorite pastime, where he could immerse himself in the beauty of nature's bounty.

Camping trips with his family created memories that will be treasured forever. 

Despite Pete's dedication to work and hobbies, he always made time for what mattered most - his faith and family. He was a devout member of New Providence Baptist Church, where he attended services regularly and found solace in spiritual guidance.

Pete's kind-heartedness touched the lives of many people in the community. He was known for offering a friendly smile and lending a helping hand wherever needed. His humility and generosity left an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.

In addition to his parents, Pete joins his cherished wife, Mary Allie Hall Ballard, in eternal rest. He is also preceded in death by his three brothers, Clarence Ballard, Gus Ballard Jr., and Miles Ballard.

Pete's memory lives on through his loving daughter, Barbara (Howard Ray) King of Hartsville. He was a doting grandfather to Bryan (Charlene) King, Stevie (Vickie, deceased) King, and Tina (Chad) Culpepper. Pete took immense pride in his role as a great-grandfather and leaves behind six great-grandchildren.

To honor Pete's remarkable life, services will be 3:00pm Monday, August 14, 2023 at New Providence Baptist Church, Pastor Cliff Leonard will officiate. The burial will take place at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Norton Funeral Home and Crematory.  Visitation of Remembrance will be one hour prior to the services.

Pete's legacy as a dedicated worker, skilled craftsman, devout Christian, and loving family man will forever remain an inspiration to those who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed but fondly remembered for his kind spirit and unwavering love for his family and community.

Norton Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Ballard family.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 14, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Providence Baptist Church

1884 Antioch Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 14, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Providence Baptist Church

1884 Antioch Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550

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Burial

Monday, August 14, 2023

Starts at 3:30 pm (Eastern time)

New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery

1884 Antioch Rd, Hartsville, SC 29550

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