Ray Ballard, age 50, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Ray attended South Hall Middle School and Johnson High School. He enjoyed fishing and wrestling. Ray worked several years at Fieldale Farms in Gainesville. He was survived by his daughters Savanna Ballard and Alison Ballard both of Villa Rica; sisters Deborah Fisher of Murrayville, Penny Armantrout and husband Robert of Gainesville; grandchildren Ansley and Emilee and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father Henry Ballard; mother and step father Doris and Frank Reeves; and brother Michael Croy. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. Rev. Cory Sexton will be officiating. The family will receive friends 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.