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Joycelene (Bowling) Ballew

November 11, 1934 ~ April 7, 2019 (age 84)

Joycelene Bowling Ballew went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 7th, 2019.  Born November 11th, 1934, a native of Moorehead, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Noah and Lillian Fultz Bowling.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Gaither Ballew, who passed away in July 2000; a son, Larry "Stub" Ballew, who passed away in January 2007;  two sisters: Betty Atkins and Dorothy Bowling and five brothers:  Jackie Lee, Danny, Jerry Lee, Jim and Elmer Ray Bowling.

            Surviving are her two daughters:  Patricia Rose and husband, Dennis, of Mars Hill and Rebecca Westall and husband, Forrest, Jr., of Biltmore; one son, Douglas Ballew and wife, Janice, of South Toe; a step-son, Gary Ballew and wife, Vickey, of Lodge, S.C.; sixteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren;  sisters:  Mary Louise Bowling of Michigan, Ruby Kay Keaton also of Michigan; brothers:  Billy, Curtis Ray, Larry and Johnny Bowling all of Kentucky.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held at   3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Matt Hopson will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Patton Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.                           

            A very special thank you to Janice Ballew for all her love and care, she was a precious person to Joycelene. 

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