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Dec. 29, 1933-June 30, 2007

FREMONT -- Elbert Ray Ballance, 73, of 463 Aycock Acres Road passed away Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home in Fremont. The Rev. Barry Stallings will officiate. Burial will follow at the Ballance Family Cemetery.

Elbert was born in Wilson County on Dec. 29, 1933, to the late James Howard and Betty Clyde Pittman Ballance. He was a member of the American Legion and a veteran of the United States Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Frances C. Ballance; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Deborah Ballance of Fremont; one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Joe Carter of Pikeville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Edgar and Lucille Ballance and Willard and Eleanor Ballance; three sisters, Ruby Buck, Rena Faircloth, both of Fremont, and Myrtle Braswell of Salisbury; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends tonight from 7 until 8: 30 p.m. at Shackleford-Howell Funeral Home, 102 N. Pine St. in Fremont and other times at the residence.

Condolences to the Ballance family may be posted at www.shackleford-howell.com.


Published in Obituaries on July 2, 2007 1:47 PM