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Peggy Fowler Ballenger

Peggy Fowler Ballenger, 71, resident of 404 Byrnes Ave., widow of Arthur Ballenger, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Taylors, SC, she was a daughter of the late John C. Fowler and Catherine DeYoung Fowler.

Peggy retired after a very successful career in banking as the Manager of the Wachovia Bank in Abbeville, SC. Peggy was a faithful member of Abbeville First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Peggy was very instrumental in the development and erection of the monument in the town square honoring the soldiers who fought and served during Operation Desert Storm. She was also the chief organizer of a Support Group for the Operation Desert Storm families. Peggy was very active in civic organizations having been a former member of the Abbeville Rotary Club and the Abbeville Women's Club. Peggy will be remembered fondly for her loving and caring attitude towards others.

Survivors include her 3 sons John Ballenger and his wife, Lisa, of Abbeville, SC, Robbie Ballenger and his wife, Georgiana, and Brian Ballenger and his wife, Sarah, all of Greenwood, SC; her special companion, Bailey Hall and her special friend Jean Vinson; 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM in The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kile Antone officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:30 PM Tuesday afternoon prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Peggy may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave Greenwood, SC 29646.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1:00 until 2:30 PM


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
3:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Highway 72
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Robbie, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Take care, my friend.

Tige Howie May 5 2011 12:00 AM

To the Ballenger Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I worked with Peggy at Wachovia Bank over 15 years ago. You all are in my prayers. God Bless.

Sophia (Battle) Simmons May 2 2011 12:00 AM

Dear Baker Family, I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalm 34;18) He has promised to soon "swallow up death forever...and wipe the tears from all faces." (Isaiah 25;8) With deepest sympathy,

valerie thompson May 2 2011 12:00 AM

My prayers go out to Peggy's family and friends during this difficult time. I will always remember her as a kind, loving person...I believe my friends death is her birth to eternal life.

William Baker May 2 2011 12:00 AM

To the Ballenger Family: I graduated from Taylors High School with Peggy so I've known her a long time. She was always such a neat person and I enjoyed my friendship with her. May God bless each of you at this time.

Jim Wilson May 2 2011 12:00 AM

I first knew Peggy in the Pilot Club and then through the Support Group after Arthur's death. May peace be yours through the love of God at this difficult time.

Sybil Mullikin May 2 2011 12:00 AM

Jody, Brian, and Robbie, my heart is broken at the loss of your sweet Mom. She and I were best buddies growing up and spent many nights and weekends together. She was the sister I never had. I wish I could be with you all today. My thanks and appreciation to Bailey for all her did to add joy to Peggy's life.

Judy Adcock Cartwright May 2 2011 12:00 AM

Arthur and family, I was so sorry to hear of Peggys passings. I knew the fowlers when I lived in Greer and peggy and I share a common aunta, Faye Fowler Jones. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family in these days of sorrow and sadness. May God Bless. Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson May 2 2011 12:00 AM

Robbie, John, and Brian I'm saddened to hear of the death of your mother. I pray God will give you strength during this time.

Frankie Allen May 1 2011 12:00 AM

John, Robbie, and Brian, I know that your hearts are broken and only time will heal. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I loved Peggy so much and remained in close contact with her. She was the most graceful and classy lady that I had the privilidge of knowing. I loved her and will miss her terribly. May God grant you comfort and peace during this time.

Virginia (Pinky) Couch May 1 2011 12:00 AM