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Robert Lee Ballew
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1902
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1955
Navarro County
Texas, USA

Son of George David P. & Lillie Pearl (Osborne) Ballew; married Edna Elizabeth Butler on 15 February 1939


"Corsicana Daily Sun," 20 June 1955, p. 14


Funeral services for Lee Ballew, 53, supervisor here for the American National Insurance Company for a number of years, were held from the Frost Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

Ballew, a resident of Frost, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital here Sunday afternoon after being stricken with a heart attack at Emmett shortly after noon.

A native of Emmett, Ballew and his family had gone to the Emmett Baptist church for Sunday School and church and had lunch with relatives.

Members of the family said that he had visited a bridge under construction after lunch and was stricken near the family home as he returned.

Ballew was engaged in the barber business for many years before entering the insurance field. He resided at Frost and commuted to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Leah, Robert Lynn and Elizabeth Ann Ballew, all of Frost; mother, Mrs. G. B. Ballew, Emmett; two brothers, E. B. Ballew, Tehuacana, and Harvey Ballew, school superintendent at Lampasas; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Kornegay, McKinney; Mrs. L. N. Price, Montalba; Mrs. F. H. Lawrence, New Orleans, La., Mrs. Dan Read, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. D. Caffy, Emmett, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were: J. W. Denny, Athens, R. E. Nutt, J. R. Goodman, Frost; B. V. Hatley; T. C. Griffin, Kerens; R. M. Johnston; A. B. Long, Athens; H. R. Langridge; B. B. Watson; C. D. Fortson; Bob Bevins; C. E. Keathley and W. B. Mcalester, all connected with the insurance office here.

Family links: 
  George David Ballew (1872 - 1940)
  Lillie Pearl Osborne Ballew (1881 - 1970)
  Edna Elizabeth Butler Ballew (1916 - 2002)*
  Robert Lee Ballew (1902 - 1955)
  Ephriam B Ballew (1903 - 1959)*
  Harvey Conway Ballew (1905 - 1963)*
  Nancy Ola Ballew Kornegay (1907 - 1994)*
  Essie Raye Ballew Lawrence (1912 - 1975)*
  Lena Ruth Ballew Read (1916 - 1979)*
  Pearl Lucille Ballew Caffy (1920 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Grove Cemetery
Navarro County
Texas, USA
Created by: Edward L. Williams
Record added: Apr 14, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5361993
Robert Lee Ballew
Added by: Edward L. Williams
Robert Lee Ballew
Added by: Edward L. Williams
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 Added: Apr. 14, 2001

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