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Memorial service for Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board member will be Saturday

A memorial service for Currie Ballard, who served two terms on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, will be held Saturday in Langston.
by Graham Lee Brewer Modified: July 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm •  Published: July 16, 2014
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A memorial service for Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board member Currie Ballard will be held Saturday at Langston University.

The service will take place at 11 a.m. in the I.W. Young Auditorium and is open to the public.

Ballard was found Friday in his Langston home. No official cause of death has been released.

Aside from the eight years Ballard spent on the parole board, he also served as assistant secretary of the Oklahoma Senate and as a historian at Langston.

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by Graham Lee Brewer
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Graham Lee Brewer began his career as a journalist covering Oklahoma's vibrant music scene in 2006. After working as a public radio reporter for KGOU and then Oklahoma Watch, where he covered areas such as immigration and drug addiction, he went...
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