Bobbie Ballinger, 66, a resident of Cleveland and a former resident of McMinn County, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital.
She was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of Bridgemakers.
She was preceded in death by her father, James J. Morgan; her husband, Glenn Ballinger; and a brother, Dean Morgan.
She is survived by her mother, Helen Lunsford Morgan; daughter, Chrystal and husband, Tim Sharp, of Cleveland; one grandson, Tucker Sharp of Cleveland; sister, Joetta Roderick of Rossville, Ga.; brother, Carl and wife, Evelyn Morgan, of Rossville, Ga.; companion, Bobby Garner of Chatsworth, Ga., and his children: Vivian and husband, Gene Beavers, of Dalton, Ga., Carol Merrell of Chatsworth, Ga., April and husband, William Cline, of Chatsworth; and his grandchildren: Austin, Daniel, Gabriel, Brady, Miranda, Nicole, William, Cody and Tyler.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Sears and Steven Stone officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Tucker Sharp, Ethan Hames, Dewayne Ballinger, Rex Stone, David Michaels and Gene Beavers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Robinson, Pearl Timmons, Lisa Garner, Vivian Beavers, Daphna Kuykendall, Carol Merrell, Cheryl Rider, Josephine Frazier and Nancy Long.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ballinger family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.