July 21, 1933 ~ August 31, 2009
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Barbara Roberts Ball, 76, of 510 Gorman Bridge Road, Asheville, died on Monday, August 31, 2009, at her home. Mrs. Ball was an Asheville native and was a daughter of the late Wayne R. and Amy Sluder Roberts. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Geraldine McPherson and a brother, Edward W. Roberts. She was a 1950 graduate of West Buncombe High School where she excelled in both academics and athletics. Mrs. Ball had worked as a secretary at the Farmers Federation and in sales with Lerner's and Bon Marché. More recently she worked at Eckerd's Drug Store, all the time actively assisting her husband in his ministry. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Enoch Ball, Jr.; one daughter, Karen Junann Wertz and her husband, Dean; two sons, Keith Eugene Ball and his wife, Angie, and David Ball and his wife, Barbra; ten grandchildren, Kammie, Lee, Kory, Olin, Dylan, Dani, Tony, Kelly, Jessica and Nicholas, and four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Krystina, Carter and Carly. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. J. O'Neil Haynes officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.