Irene Ballew, age 63, of Madison Avenue, Corbin, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Baptist Health in Corbin, Kentucky. She was born on November 6, 1950 in Pineville, Kentucky to the late Shelby Ballew and Audrey (Lawson) Ballew. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Shelby Jean Ballew Montiel. She was a member of Beech Bottom Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her mother, Audrey Lawson Ballew of Siler, Kentucky; two sisters, Arizona Martinez and her husband Albert and Geraldine Hamblin and her husband Bill, all of Corbin, Kentucky; one brother, Glennis Ballew of Siler, Kentucky; special friend, Novella Lawson; ten nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends to mourn her passing.
Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Croley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Waylon Mason and Rev. Ronnie Rose officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery. Dennis Ballew, David Hamblin, Brandon Ballew, Patrick Ballew, Eddie Wagner and Glennis Ballew Jr. will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Chaz Hamblin, Skylur Ballew and John David Hamblin.