He retired from Shaw Industries after 42 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Dills Ballew; and parents, Earl and Marie Moore Ballew.
He is survived by two children: Tony Ballew and wife, Keisha, of Old Fort and Tammy Hicks and husband, Gary, of Cleveland; four grandchildren: Sarah Morrow and husband, Shane, Justin Ballew, Lacee Mae Ballew, all of Cleveland and Kiara Ballew of Old Fort; one great-grandchild, Aaden Ballew; one sister, Linda Bowman and husband, Bobby, of Tennga, Ga.; one brother, Gene Ballew and wife, Jonnie, of Old Fort; and three nephews and one niece.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastors Roger Wagner and David Evans officiating.
Interment will follow at Ball Play Cemetery in Old Fort. Pallbearers will be Mac Wilcoxon, Deno Talley, Richie Talley, Holland Black, Barry Ballew and Rick McCurry. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ballew family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.