Richard Edison Ballew, Sr.

richard ballew, sr.
Richard Edison Ballew, Sr., 72, of 52 Bradley Street, Asheville, died Monday, November 12, 2001, at the VA Medical Center.

Mr. Ballew was born in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Berlin and Mildred Pansey Williams Ballew. He was married to Barbara Casady Ballew who died in 1996 and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Frost. He served in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force and was a retired furnace repairman.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra Gonzales of Texas; four sons, Richard E. Ballew, Jr. of Asheville, Michael Ballew of Colorado, Joseph Ballew of Fairview and Kenneth Ballew of Texas; four sisters, Ruth Penley of Asheville, Shirley Scott of Canton, Patricia Allison of Columbia, SC, and Annette Penland of Statesville; four brothers, Everett Ballew of Amarillo, TX and Mack, Anthony and David Ballew of Asheville, and eleven grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am Friday at Bent Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 7 - 8:30 pm Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

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