July 24, 2013

Donald ‘Don’ Ballew

— Mr. Donald “Don” Ballew, 61, of Cartersville, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Cartersville Medical Center.

Born Feb. 11, 1952, in Chatsworth, he was the son of the late Paul Ballew and the late Ernestine “Tennie” Langford Ballew.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Charles Edward “Eddie” Ballew. Don was a graduate of Georgia Tech and was employed for many years with Robert Bosch Automotive, formerly Morse Automotive, where he traveled to China and Mexico more than 30 times. He was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing and photography.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Linda Ballew of Cartersville; his sister-in-laws, Debbie Ballew of Hoschton, and Elizabeth and husband, Lee Butler of Seattle, Wash.; nephew, Brian and wife, Libby Ballew and their children of Dacula; niece, Christy and husband, Bill Gabbert and their children of Suwanee; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Joe Nix officiating.

Interment will follow in Murray Memorial Gardens in Chatsworth.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

For those who wish to make donations in memory of Don, please send mail to The American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway S.E., Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067.

Please visit www.jenningsfuneralhome.com to share memories or to leave a condolence message.

Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Don Ballew.