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Mae Estelle (Highfill) Ballinger

May 6, 1923 ~ May 11, 2017 (age 94)

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Mae Estelle Highfill Ballinger, 94 of Sanford passed away Thursday May 11, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Monday at St Luke United Methodist Church, Sanford. Burial will follow at 4:30pm at the New Garden Friends Cemetery in Greensboro.


Mrs. Ballinger was born in Guilford Co, a daughter of the late Knox Highfill and Rosa Case Highfill. She was a member of St Luke United Methodist Church since 1960 and also a member of the Home Demonstration Club.


Mrs. Ballinger is survived by her husband, Ernest Earl Ballinger Jr; daughters, Carolyn A. Beisler, and Virginia Rose Boyce each of Sanford; son, Robert Kenneth “Bobby” Ballinger (Teresa) of Sanford; sisters, Hollyce Kirkland (Marvin) of TN, Maxine Blackwood, and Edith Brown both of Greensboro; grandchildren, Brandon Jason Ballinger, Eric Beisler, Jamie Williams, and Kim Williams; many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ballinger was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Brian Ballinger and Stuart Beisler.


The family will receive friends at 1:00pm Monday in the Ladies Parlor at the Church.


Memorial contributions can be made to The Bread Basket, PO Box 912, Sanford, NC 27331; or to St Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker St, Sanford, NC 27330


Charitable donations may be made to:

St Luke United Methodist Church
2916 Wicker Street, Sanford NC 27330

The Bread Basket
PO Box 912, Sanford NC 27331-0912

 Service Information

May 15, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ladies Parlor at St Luke
2916 Wicker Street
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
May 15, 2017

2:00 PM
St Luke United Methodist Church
2916 Wicker St
Sanford, NC 27330

Graveside Service
May 15, 2017

4:30 PM
New Garden Friends Cemetery
801 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 28410

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