Bobbie Ballinger


CLEVELAND 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 Bridgmakers.Mrs. Ballinger was preceded in death by her father, James J. Morgan; and her husband, Glenn Ballinger; and 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; brother, Carl and wife, Evelyn Morgan of Rossville; 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.Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Sears and Rev. 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.Her family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the funeral home.We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ballinger family guestbook at

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