MORGANTON Peggy Hennessee Ballew, 76, of Morganton, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. Born in Rutherford County, Sept. 11, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Hugh Emanuel Hennessee and Mozelle Hastings Hennessee. Peggy was a member of Catawba Valley Baptist Church and a Gideon Auxiliary Member. She was a graduate of Montreat College and Gardner Webb University, and she retired from the NC Department of Revenue. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and repairing clothing for family and friends, but most of all she loved spending time with her grandsons. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Peggy is survived by her husband, Ralph Clifford Ballew; children, Brian Ballew (Susie), Andrea Ballew Puckett (Philip); grandchildren, Teague Ballew, Wilson Puckett, Truman Puckett; and a number of nieces, nephews, and extended family members. In addition to her parents, Peggy was preceded in death by four siblings, Katherine King, R.L. Hennessee, Evelyn Sulc, and Earl Hennessee. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today (Sunday, Sept. 1), at Catawba Valley Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. in the church, with the Rev. Dean Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catawba Valley Baptist Church Building Fund or Gideon's International. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.
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