Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Ector County, Texas (Obits)
Submitted by Dolores I. Bishop
of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
ODESSA — Earl C. Ballew, age 82, of Odessa, went to be with his heavenly
Father on Jan. 1, 2004, at his residence. He was surrounded by his family.
A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Sunset
Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will immediately follow at First Church of
A family visitation is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Jan. 4, 2004, at
Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Earl was born on May 10, 1921, in Gainesville, TX. He served in the U.S. Army
Signal Corps during World War II.
On Feb. 2, 1947, he married Emma Louise Vardeman and enjoyed 56 years of
marriage. Earl was a dental technician for 54 years and owned Ballew Dental Lab
locally. He was a very loving husband and father. His consuming love and close
relationship with his grandchildren brought him a great amount of joy and
contentment during his later years.
Earl is survived by his wife, Louise; sons, Dennis and wife Darlene and Steve
and wife Terri; grandchildren, Jana Smith, Christy Noble, Mike Ballew, Keri
Ballew and Scott Ballew. Earl is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Frampton; and
a brother, Charles Bailey. He had three great-grandchildren.
Services are entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.