2014-12-18 / Obituaries

Billie Jo Ballew

Billie Jo Ballew (née Vance) died Dec. 9, 2014 at Twilight Nursing Center in Corsicana. She was 89.

Mrs. Ballew was born on Aug. 5, 1925 in Peeltown to her parents, Ed Vance and Marjorie Francis Merritt. She married Robert Edwin Ballew in 1945.

She is survived by her son and daughter-inlaw, Robert and Cynthia Ballew of Nacogdoches; her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Martha Ballew of Allen; her son, Jeffrey Ballew of Dallas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edwin Ballew; her brothers, Edward Vance and Merritt Randle Vance; her sister, Dorothea Vance Tate; and her daughter, Cynthia Gayle Ballew.

A graveside memorial will take place on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at Pinecrest Cemetery in Troup.

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