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Sarah Jane Ballew Center
Birth: Sep. 15, 1848
Greenville County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1938
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Duncan,-Jan.26,1938
Mrs. Sarah Jane Ballew Center,89.
died at her home near Duncan on Greer Route
No.1,Tuesday night at 10:20 O'clock after
declining in health for several years,She
was seriously ill for only eight days.
Mrs.Center was a devoted member of the
Duncan Baptist Church. Mrs.Center was the
daughter of the late Mathew and Macilda
Lawson Ballew and was born and reared in
the upper section of the county.When a
young woman she was married to J.A.Center
who survives and is 90 years of age.
Surviving are the following children;
Mrs.C.P.Barnett,Greer Route 2 ; Mrs.J.L.
Ballenger, Greenville; Mrs.G.V.Phillips,
Landrum Route 6; W.P.center, Greer Route 1;
one brother, Ansalo Ballew, Greenville;
one half brother, Furman Ballew, Landrum;
one sister, Mrs.Alvin Harrison, Greenville;
two half sisters, Mrs.Elvira Lindsey,Tigerville,
and Mrs.Bell Gosnall, Inman; a number of
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock at the Duncan
Baptist chuch at Duncan, conducted by her
pastor Rev.L.J.Keels, assisted by the
Rev.D.R.Hill and Dr.J.Dean Crean. Interment
will follow in the family plot in the church
cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons,
James Ballenger, Horrace Ballenger, Bryson
Barnett, Willie Barnett, Frank Phillips and
Romaine Phillips. The body is at the residence.
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CHILDREN SARAH AND JAMES CENTER

1-MASILDA CENTER (1869 -1944 )
SP-CHARLES P. BARNETT.

2-JOHN M.CENTER (1870-1878 )

3-KINDNESS IDA CENTER ( 1873 -1951 )
SP-JOSEPH LEIGHTON BALLENGER.

4-WILLIAM PERRY CENTER (1875-1980 )
SP-IDA JANE BRIGHT.

5-SARAH EMMA CENTER (1876 -1969 )
SP-GEORGE V. PHILLIPS.
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 Parents:
  Mathew Ballew (1827 - 1904)
  Macilda Lawson Ballew (1830 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  James Alexander Center (1848 - 1945)
 
 Children:
  Macilda Center Barnett (1869 - 1944)*
  John M Center (1870 - 1878)*
  Kindness Ida Center Ballenger (1873 - 1951)*
  William Perry Center (1875 - 1980)*
  Sarah Emma Center Phillips (1876 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Jane Ballew Center (1848 - 1938)
  Marida Ballew (1852 - 1901)*
  Anselow Puthala Ballew (1856 - 1938)*
  Lydia Ann Ballew Harrison (1857 - 1942)*
  Elvira Belue Lindsey (1860 - 1941)**
  Lougenia Ballew Fisher (1861 - 1939)**
  Isabell Bellew Gosnell (1865 - 1947)**
  Furman Ballew (1867 - 1951)**
  Mary Ballew Wright (1869 - 1928)**
  Crawford Ballew (1872 - 1894)**
  Carrie Ballew Moore (1878 - 1912)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Duncan First Baptist Church Cemetery
Duncan
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: David & Barbara
Record added: Mar 09, 2009
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