85 year old Ruby Lee Ballard of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Methodist and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate with burial in Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell; husband, Robert Leonard Ballard; Grand-children, Jason Lucci and Crystal Allen; brothers, Lawrence, Bill and Frank Cantrell, and sister, Jessie Nell Conley. She is survived by two daughters, Sonia Presley of Smithville and Carolyn Jones of Nashville; two Grand-children, Robert Don England and Cassie England. Great-Grand-children, Tyler Bennett, Kayla Wheeler, Cole, Jacob, and Ezra Allen, Serena and Adam Lucci. One great -great- Grandchild, Sabastian Bennett, and a sister, Ruth Prinzvalle of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.