Granby High School Alumni

Norfolk, Virginia (VA)

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In Memory Of

Alan G. Ballard
Alan G. Ballard
Passed Sep 05, 2014

Alan Gardner Ballard, 78, of Morehead City, passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 at his home.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Morehead City with Dr. Nate Leonard officiating.

Mr. Ballard was born in Norfolk, VA on June 18, 1935 to the late Anna Mae and J. Lloyd Ballard. He was a graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk and his beloved Virginia Military Institute, class of 1960. He proudly served his country in the US Army until honorably discharged, attaining the rank of Captain in Field Artillery. Mr. Ballard worked as a teacher for the Norfolk Public Schools. He was a licensed Physician's Assistant and taught surgical technology at the Elizabethon Paramedical Center for the James H. Quillen College of Medicine-East Tennessee State University. Mr. Ballard had a lifelong love of firearms, was a collector of new and old weapons, and was often called upon to verify authenticity of collector pieces. He was a former Chairman of the Board of Deacons at First Baptist Church in Morehead City and an active member of the Chancery Choir.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Glenda Day French Ballard. Left to cherish his memory is his brother, Bruce W. Ballard and sister-in-law, Cynthia K. Ballard of Portsmouth, VA; nieces Lara A. Ballard of Washington, DC and Amy Riley of Apex, NC; cousins Maria D. Godel; Sandra G. Cone; Harry Gornto; and four great-grand nieces and nephews.

The family expresses thanks for the care and compassion of the many friends who made his last days more bearable.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church 810 Bridges St. Morehead City, NC 28557.

Online condolences may be made to the family at
Esther J. Willey
Esther J. Willey
Class of 1996
Passed May 03, 1996
To the class of 1996, this is the 10th year my baby Sister, Esther J. Willey has passed away from an auto accident. She was the youngest child; and brought so much joy of the family for 19 years. May you remember her lovely smile today. If you have a special thought please share with me.
Linda Carter
Linda Carter
Class of 1961
Passed Oct 28, 2014
From the Washington Post 11/2/14


The Rev. Lea Elisabeth Austen, 71, of Germantown, MD, passed away on October 28, 2014 due to complications from open-heart surgery. She was a retired United Methodist minister and served several congregations including Covenant United Methodist Church, Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, and others. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Vocino and husband Loren Tarquinio; her brother, Bruce Carter; her granddaughter, Lucy, and many friends. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lea's memory may be made to any Humane Society
Michael Shawn Cagni
Michael Shawn Cagni
Class of 1984
Passed Jan 17, 2008
Passed away from a short but hard battle with cancer. He left behind 2 sons, two sisters and a wife. He was an 18 year deputy for the Norfolk Sherrifs Dept.
Valerie Forrest Bragg
Class of 1969
Passed Dec 16, 2018
William Thomas (tommy) Green, Jr.
William Thomas (Tommy) Green, Jr.
Class of 1961
Passed Jun 05, 2009
Tommy Green, loving father, big brother, best friend, Army Officer and Construction Superintendent, lost his battle with cancer on June 5th. Tommy ws a graduate of Granby in 1961. He will be missed.

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