Graveside funeral services for Connye Ballard, age 64, of Brownwood, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, in Eastlawn Memorial Park with thr Rev. Bill Ballard officiating, under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

Connye went to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Brownwood Regional Med-ical Center.

She was born on Sept. 13, 1943 in San Angelo to David and Joyce Alley. She married Chester Ballard on Nov. 11, 1961, in Blanket. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her father, David M. Alley Sr.

Connye is survived by her mother, Joyce Alley of Brownwood; her husband, Chester Ballard of Brownwood; a daughter, Sherri Frost and husband Stewart of Saginaw; a son, Rick Ballard and wife Donna of Midlothian; a sister, Melinda Williams and husband Jim of Blanket; a brother, David Alley Jr. and wife Linda of Mooresville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Nikki Groth and husband Josh of Kaufman, Kristy Harris of Valley Mills, Matthew Frost of Hunstville, and Chelsye Tyler of Rowlett; two great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Jacob Groth of Kaufman; and an aunt, Edith Dodson and husband Freddie of Santa Anna.

For many years Connye’s favorite pastime was traveling around the country with her line dancing group, The Texas Twisters, whose members include Pat, Donna, Pepper, Ann, Joan, Betty and Katherine. The Texas Twisters enjoyed performing in nursing homes and at dancing contests.

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