I found this, an old 1998 entry on a Ballew board.
William Andrew Ballew was born on 1 Nov 1864 in Roane County, TN. He
died on 27 Dec 1939 in Lindsay, CA, buried in Wynona, MO.
W. A. Ballew, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ballew, was born in Roane Co.,
Tennessee, Nov. 1, 1864, departed this life in the home of his sister
Annie Borders in Lindsay, California, Dec. 27, 1939, at the age of 75
years. Mr. Ballew came with his parents to Missouri in 1883, at the age
of 18 years, spending most of his life here.
He was married to Vina Tippey in the year 1891. To this union five
children were born, all preceding him in death, but one daughter, Mrs.
Eva Lingle of Watts, Oklahoma, who couldnot attend the funeral on
account of illness. His wife passed away 7 years ago. He is outlived by
7 sisters and 4 brothers, also his step brother.*..living in..and
daughter in law, Helen and two children of Pensacola,
He was converted at the age of 21 and joined the Missionary Baptist
church when a young man and lived of that faith until death. He has been
an Odd Fellow for a number of yearsand held all Odd Fellows in
high esteem. He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his going,
but we realize our loss is Heaven's
The body was returned to Winona Monday. Funeral services were held at
the Methodist church Tuesday morning with Odd Fellows in charge of burial
in Winona Cemetery.http://newsarch.rootsweb.com/th/read/BALLEAU/1998-01/0885737...