Mildred M. Estes Ballew, 90, of Gardendale, passed away on May 2, 2011. She was born in Jasper and was preceded in death by her husband C.F. “Jack” Ballew and son Neil G. Ballew. She was a member of Pineywood Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and working crossword puzzles. She is survived by her son Charles R. Ballew (Judy); grandchildren, Stephen (Belinda) Ballew, Joelle Ballew, Lyn Normand, Carmen Kilgore (Jonathan), Angela Creel (Bryan), Rayne Pickard (Eric) and Jerry Ballew (Katie); nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Estes and Alvie Estes; sisters-in-law, Fay Nell Ballew and Betty Chandler (Burl); nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held on May 5, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel with burial in Moncrief Cemetery. Visitation were at the funeral home from 10 until 11 a.m. with pastor Harold Rhodes Officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at Jefferson County Health and Rehab and New Beacon Hospice.
Published on  May 10, 2011