Odessa Louise Ballew

16 January 1930–7 January 2015 (Age 85)
Patty, Polk, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Odessa Louise

Odessa Louise Ballew was born on 16 January 1930, in Patty, Polk, Tennessee, United States. She had at least 2 sons with Oscar Blain Duckett Sr.. She died on 7 January 2015, in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rural Vale, Monroe, Tennessee, United States.

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Oscar Blain Duckett Sr.
Odessa Louise Ballew
Oscar Blain Duckett Jr.
Darrel Lynn Duckett

Spouse and Children



World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 1

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 25

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Ballou or Bellew .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Odessa Duckett in entry for Oscar Blain Duckett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Odessa Ballew Duckett in entry for Oscar Duckett, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Odessa Louise Ballew Duckett, "Find A Grave Index"

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