Howard "Red" Ballentine

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Funeral service for Howard "Red" Ballentine, 79, of Jacksonville will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church with Dr. Billy Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 p.m. at Gray Brown Service Mortuary. Mr. Ballentine passed away Friday at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Helen Hyatt Ballentine, of Jacksonville; daughters, Rosemary Parris Smith (Tommy), Jennifer Ballentine Moore (Kenny), both of Jacksonville, Mellisa Eberle (Rob), of Moody; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Ford Ballentine; sisters, Vera Medders (Ronnie), of Jacksonville, Judy McAnnalley, of Georgia; brother, Ted Homesley (Ginger), of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Bruce Ballentine, Ray Ballentine, John Ballentine, Michaela Moore, Robert Smith, Sarah Gann, Margaret Mills, Camille Eberle and Autumn Eberle; 16 great- grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews. Mr. Ballentine is preceded in death by his mother, Roxie Homesley, step-father James F. Homesley; father, Lumus Leroy Ballentine; grandparents, Richard and Maggie Turner; sons, Howard Ballentine, Michael Ballentine, Johnny Ballentine; a sister June Weatherly; and brother, Bobby Ballentine. Pallbearers will be Bud Simmons, Ronnie Couch, Jimmy Lee, Mark Barnwell, Mike Sanders, Jimmy Littlejohn, Jerry Gardner and Bill Gardner, honorary pallbearers will be National Guard of 151st Engineers and 1151st Engineers. Mr. Ballentine was a native of Georgia and a resident of Calhoun County. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He retired from the National Guard after 43 ½ years of service where he achieved many awards for his cooking. He was also a master woodcraftsman. Online Condolences at
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Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave
Anniston, AL 362014651
(256) 236-3441
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Published in The Anniston Star on June 30, 2015
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Anniston, AL   (256) 236-3441
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