Dec 12, 2012
Dec. 12, 2012
Bobbie Ballinger, 66, a resident of Cleveland, and a former resident of McMinn County, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at a Chattanooga hospital.
She was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of Bridgmakers. 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, Ga., and his grandchildren, Austin, Daniel, Gabriel, Brady, Miranda, Nicole, William, Cody and Tyler.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Sears and the Rev. Steven Stone officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Tucker Sharp, Ethan Hames, Dewayne Ballinger, Rex Stone, David Michaels and Gene Beavers serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Robinson, Pearl Timmons, Lisa Garner, Vivian Beavers, Daphna Kuykendall, Carol Merrell, Cheryl Rider, Josephine Frazier and Nancy Long.
A white dove release ceremony concluded the service.
The family received 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 guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home of Cleveland was in charge of arrangements.