Ancestor: My maternal grandfather (Donald Guy Ballard)
- Jackie Gleason’s doppelganger.
- He was a semi-professional photographer; hence, a lot of pics were taken in the 1970s.
- His nickname was “Big Grampa.”
- He had the mortar and pestle of his grandfather, Dr. Amos Benton Ballard, on his dresser.
- As a boy just out of high school, he worked at the various theaters in town.