Moses Samuel Ballew, 83, a former resident of Cleveland, passed away quietly at home in Villa Rica, Ga., on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.
He was born and raised in Polk County but lived a majority of his life in Bradley County. He had been a member of Samples Baptist Church for 56 years and a deacon for the last 50 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War and was a retiree of Whirlpool having more than 30 years of service. He was devoted to his family and a proud “pawpaw” of his 26 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Mae Birchfield; parents, Aline Davis and Price Ballew; daughters, Pam Ballew and Shirley Sampson; sisters, Maxine Humberd, Arlene Barnes, Geneva Walker, Linda Ballew and Sandra Yarbrough.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Edna Wilena Campbell Ballew; children: Tammy Ballew Lawson, Jacqueline "Penny" Cimino, Pamela Campbell, Darlena Rogers and Donna Wilson; sons-in-law: Vince Cimino, Terry Rogers and Joe Wilson; sisters: Emma McFarland, Naomi Patterson, Jeanette Casteel and Ann Smith; brothers: Stinnett Ballew and Wallace Ballew; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and family at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m.
The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 17, 2017, at Samples Memorial Baptist Church with Stinnett Ballew, Mark Cameron and Lee Ingram officiating. Interment will follow at Samples Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors; dove release ceremony and bagpipes will conclude the service.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions to Samples Baptist Church Mission Fund.
Send a message of condolences and view the Ballew family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
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