NEW MADRID - Juanita Lunsford, 82, died April 20, 2003, at her home.
Born April 20, 1921, in Paint Lick, Ky., daughter of the late Palestine and Myrtle Botkin Ballard, she retired from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Her husband, Stone Lunsford, preceded her in death.
Survivors include: two sons, Russell Ambrose of Ocala, Fla., and Michael Lunsford of San Francisco, Calif.; four daughters, Rosaland Gabbard of Richmond, Ky., Pamela Jimerson and Renee Henshaw of Carbondale and Dana Lunsford of New Madrid; one brother, Alfred Ballard of Richmond; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were conducted today at Richards Funeral Home.
Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.