Sara Ballenger Eaves


Sara Ballenger Eaves, 74, of Tenaha, passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, in Carthage.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 27, 2023, at First Baptist Church in Tenaha with visitation beginning at Noon. Dr. Bill Holmes and Eugene Bowden will officiate. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Tenaha.

Born July 16, 1948, in Wills Point, Sara is the daughter of Sam Ballenger and Lola Belle Ballenger.  She loved cooking, reading, going to church, spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting activities.  Sara was a member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha.

She is survived by:
Husband, Renny Eaves of Tenaha

Daughter, Elizabeth Maloy and husband Austin of Carthage

Ava Maloy of Carthage
Cruz Maloy of Carthage

Brother-in-law, Randall Eaves of Huxley

Liz Ballenger of Nacogdoches, Texas and Janice Faussett and husband David of Tenaha, Texas; nephew, Jacob Eaves and wife Jill of Missouri; nieces, Kim Hendrix of Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Kay Wheless and husband Jason of Logansport, Louisiana, Candace Barnes and husband Daniel of Faith, Texas, Beth Smith and husband Hal of Montgomery, Texas, Angie Scritchfield of Henderson
Katie Broyles and husband Matthew

Great-nephews and nieces:
Lucas Barnes
Caleb Wheless
Nathan Wheless
Cassidy Barbee and husband Logan
Carly Smith
Julia Eaves
Jackson Eaves
Rosie Kate Broyles
Sam Smith
Anna Smith
Jenny Ruth Smith
Logan Mohr

Preceded in death by her parents, Sam Ballenger and Lola Belle Ballenger; brother, Dr. Richard Ballenger; sister, Diane Scritchfield; father and mother-in-law, Floyd and Maurice Eaves; and nephew, Sammy Hendrix.

Pallbearers will be Austin Maloy, Craig Ballard, Steven Eaves, Craig Haltom, Keith Martin, and O’Neal Jones.

Memorial donations may be made to Restland Cemetery, PO Box 87, Tenaha, Texas 75974 and The Gideons International, PO Box 83, Center, Texas 75935,

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