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Laura Ann Willis Ballinger, age 89, widow of Bert Thorpe Ballinger, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at her home.
Laura was a lifelong homemaker, and loved taking care of her husband and children. Laura was a member of the Holiness Faith, and attended the Berea Tabernacle Church. She was born in Madison County, in Panola, on July 4, 1928, to the late Robert Thomas and Sarah Francis Carpenter Willis.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, sisters, Idonia Lainhart, Mafrey Lainhart, and Lella Mae Logsdon, and brothers, Edgar Willis and Raymond Willis.
Laura is survived by: her children, Bert Wayne (Veronica) Ballinger and Penny Marlene Ballinger of Berea; and two brothers, James (Bertha) Willis and Robert Willis, also of Berea.
Funeral service will be conducted Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Lakes Funeral Home with Bro. John Isaacs officiating. Burial will follow in the Pilot Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Published on October 10, 2017
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