Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
Addie Emily Ballinger, 85, of Claxton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Addie was born to H.C. Anglin and Mattie Anglin and was raised in Three Links, growing up surrounded by her 11 brothers and sisters. Addie had fond memories of her family singing and playing music by the hours. Addie was a mighty woman of God and lived worthy of her calling. She left a legacy of which we shall all be grateful for. She loved her family and brought joy to all those around her. Her strong faith with God never diminished. She was a loving and devoted wife, daughter, sister, mother and Granny to all. Addie was a member at the Park West Church of God.
She was preceded in death by beloved husband of 63 years, Oral Dwain Ballinger; parents; six sisters and two brothers.
She leaves behind a daughter, Brenda Cline and husband Don; son, Don Ballinger and wife Sharon; grandchildren, Denise Large, Iris Hancock, Suzanne Lane, Caroline Ledbetter, Valarie Arnold and Mike Ballinger; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She has two very special sisters, Laura Anglin and Lillie Sargeant and many loving nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to the staff at Tennova for their loving and compassionate support.
The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. at Woodhaven Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald McGinnis, officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Park West Missions Program, 7635 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, Tenn. 37909. Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens is honored to serve the Ballinger Family. To share your thoughts and memories, go to www.woodhavenfh.com