Alta Elizabeth Allen Balentine, 83, of Lexington, Ala., passed away Sept. 27, 2010, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Henry Nelson Allen and Emma Odell Springer on May 16, 1927, in Lauderdale County, Ala. Alta married May 5, 1946, to Hasel Balentine, who preceded her in death June 4, 2003.
She was a precious mother of 11 children, 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.
Survivors include sons, Joe (Trish), David (Pat), Rex (Susan), Mike and Randy (Lori); daughters, Dean Rogers (Ronnie), Gail Brewer (Doyle), Sandy Allen (Nelson), Connie McGee (Donny) and Pam Balentine.
She was preceded in death by husband, Hasel Balentine; son, Tim Balentine; grandson, Tommy Balentine; and above named parents.
She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the following: Dr. Auxier and staff, family, neighbors and friends for all their kindness, love and prayers. As mom would always say, "Thanks a million" for anything that was done for her. We would like to say, "Thanks a million, mom" for being such a great mother.
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at Greenhill Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Cory Brewer officiating. Burial will be in Pettus Cemetery, Lexington, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Jessie McGee, Mark McGee, Shannon Balentine, Marty Rogers, Derrick Thompson and Matt Trousdale.
Greenhill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.