Ballards announce birth of a son


Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ballard, currently stationed with the U.S. Air Force at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, announce the birth of a son, Henry Blake Everett Ballard, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 48th Medical Group, RAF Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk, United Kingdom.

Henry weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces. He was 21 inches long.

Grandparents are Andrew and Sheryl Chavey of Sumter and Shelia Ballard and the late Stanley Ballard of Wilsonville, Alabama.

Great-grandparents are Gerald Chavey of Sumter; the late Isabelle Niemann of Sumter and formerly of Kettering, Northamptonshire, England; and the late Ronald E. and Johanna Christine Ulander of Sumter and formerly of Jamestown, New York.

Mrs. Ballard is the former Rachel Chavey of Sumter.