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Lula Catherine (Ballard) Calico
Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, OK
February 27, 2007
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Lula Catherine (Ballard) Calico, age 77, was born to Ben and Margaret Jones and resided in Tahlequah for most of her life. She was a cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was an outstanding and energetic woman who loved life and lived it to the fullest.

She enjoyed serving the citizens of Tahlequah as an award-winning waitress/restaurant owner for more than 60 years. Her friends and family will truly miss her. She was married to John Ballard for 17 years, and Tom Calico for 25 years, both now deceased.

She is survived by brothers, Luster Jones and Sam Jones; children, Laraina Eden and husband Johnny, Johnny Ballard and wife Effie, Anna James, Miller Ballard, Barbara Ziyada and husband Hassan, Wendy Ballard and friend John, Debbie Davis and husband Les, Bo (Alva) Ballard and wife Teresa, and Chris Jones of Wichita, Kan.; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Eddie Fleetwood.

Graveside service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Park Hill Cemetery with Pastor Sam Jones officiating. Arrangements directed by Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551.

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