Geneva Louise Ballew, 94, of Weaverville, NC, passed away November 4, 2018 at CarePartners Solace Center.
Mrs. Ballew was born March 1, 1924 in Buncombe County to the late Stephen Wheeler and Connie Mae Lindsey Ballew. She was a member of Union Valley Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Vanderbilt Shirt Company.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters, Paul, William, Fred, Earl and Jack Ballew, Elizabeth Ducker, Frances Fortner, and Eva Mae Hunter.
Geneva is survived by her son, Danny “Butch” Smeltzer (Elaine) of Nantahala Gorge; grandchildren, Sonny, Amanda (Bryan), and Becky; great grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, and Reece; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Monday, November 12, 2018 from 10:30am to 12:00 pm at Harwood Home for Funerals with a celebration of life service immediately following with Rev. Darrell Roberts and Bud Lewis officiating.
Burial will be in Green Hills Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Emerald Ridge Care Center.