Ruth Evelyn Mullins Ballard, 88, of Stanford, KY passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at U.K. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Born December 3, 1930 in Stanford, KY to the late William O. Rice and Anna Hale Rice, she was the widow of the late Jesse Ballard. She was a retired employee of Cowden’s Manufacturing where she worked for 27 ½ years. She worked as a volunteer for the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center for 19 years, and was also a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Roger Mullins of Casey County, KY, Tom Mullins of Danville, KY, and Ronny Mullins of Hustonville, KY; one daughter, Rhonda Saylor (James) of Stanford, KY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Donny Mullins and Welby Mullins; and one daughter, Rebecca Mullins. Visitation will be Friday, November 29, 2019 at Fairview Baptist Church from 5-8pm. Funeral service will be 1pm Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the church with Reverends Johnny Baker and David Conrades officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be: Danie Rice, Robbie Smith, Shay Mullins, Jamie Carman, Seth Perkins, Ray Gerkey, Anthony Cornelius, and Chris Mullins. Honorary bearers are the current and former employees of the Lincoln County Senior Citizens Center. Spurlin Funeral Home, Stanford is in charge of the arrangements.
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