Mr. Thomas Ballenger, age 80, of Smyrna, passed away April 1, 2009.  Graveside services were held Saturday, April 4, 2009, at 10:00am at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park with Minister Richard Barnes officiating.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 117 Perimeter Center West, #E101. Survivors include: wife, Mary Ballenger of Marietta; daughters, Karen Ballenger and Donna Travis, all of Woodstock; sister, Jenny Copeland of Nashville, TN; brother, Ben Ballenger of Summerville; grandsons, Jake and Zach Travis; several nieces and nephews also survive. Castellaw Funeral Home of Smyrna was in charge of services for Mr. Thomas Ballenger.