Barbara Ball

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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.

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  1. Enoch, The only comfort at a time like this has to come from our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. We are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. We do go back a lot of years and hope in some small way it does help to know others do care.

  2. We know that our body – the tent we live in here on earth – will be destroyed. But when that happens, God will have a house for us. It will not ba a house made by human hands; instead, it will be a home in heaven that will last forever – 2 Cor. 5:1
    My deepest sympathies,

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Our trust is in the Lord…
    With loving thoughts, Russ & Cathie Williams, Valrico, FL

  4. We were glad to spend sometime with Barbara in JULY.With our heavy hearts our prayers go out to you and the whole BALL FAMILY GOD BLESS

  5. Just wanted you to know we are sorry for your loss. My God’s presence surround you now and in the days ahead. You are in our prayers.

  6. We were so saddened to learn that Barbara passed away. We will keep you (Enoch), and the family in our thoughts and prayers as you pass through these next unpleasant days. May God be with you and keep you.— With Love,— Jerry and Barbara

  7. Dear Family,
    Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for you and ourselves. This lady was so precious to us. We are grateful for our lives having been graced with her presence and extend our most sincere sympathy. Please call if there is anything at all that we can do.
    Our prayer is for our Lord to gently carry you thru this time of grief. Surely our loss is heavens’ gain.

  8. Future Glory Romans 8:18 Enoch consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to Barbara. Our prayers are with you.

  9. Dear Rev. Ball & family – we were so saddened to hear of Barbara’s passing.Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you. She was a wonderful lady with a great smile & will be truly missed .

  10. Karen, Jessie, & Nick,

    I was saddened to hear of your Nanny’s passing. I pray for the healing of hearts in the upcoming difficult times. May the memories you have with her wrap tightly around you, and give you a sense of love and peace. Love, and God bless.

  11. Rev. Ball, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this time of grief.

    Barbara was a special person and will be missed by all who knew her.

    A beautiful, gracious lady always in her appearance and personality.

    God bless to all of you.

    Juanita & Jason Moeller

  12. Karen:
    I am sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. We know that she is in Heaven now and she is better off than we are. My Dad passed away September 26, 2008 so I know how you feel. Take Care
    Cindy Cornett

  13. David,
    I know it has been a long time since we have talked. You was always a better baseball player than I was. You was a Great High School Picther

    But I always enjoyed you and your family ,and your Dad’s seroms.

    Keith Stewart @ family
    Hope all is well

  14. Dear Mr. Ball and Karen,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sincerely, Sandra

  15. Keith,
    Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your mother. My God provide the comfort and strength to you and your family in the days ahead, as you face this most difficult time.

  16. We have so many fond memories of Barbara as she was our mother’s (Lois Owen) dear friend. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
    We are so sincerely sorry for your loss.

    Jim & Jane

  17. Mr. Ball and family, We were so sorry to hear about Barbara. She was such a sweet person and you were so lucky to have each other. We love you so much and think of you so often. May God comfort you at this time. Just remember all the good times you had together. I will never forget how many times you have helped me and Bill and the rest of our family through the years. If we can ever help you, please let us know because we will be there for you. Love, Martha & Bill Warren

  18. Rev. Ball: i am sorry for the loss of your wife. please accept my sincere condolences. may she rest in eternal peace.

    pete stauffer
    leicester nc

  19. TO JUNIOR BALL and Family:
    we are so sorry for your loss. Let us know if we can do anything to help you. We will be praying for you all. Gerald and Faye Conley


  21. Dear Mr. Ball and Karen and kids,

    I am so sorry to hear that Barbara passed away. I remember how much my dad loved to fellowship with the two of you. Barbara loved to hear him play the piano. The upcoming days will be hard for you but God will hold you in the palm of His hand. Just know that we will be praying for you and if there should be anything that you need, please let us know. We love you!

    Steve, Marisa and Bailey Oxner

  22. David and Family,

    Our thoughts and prayer go out to each of you during this difficult time. May the Lord comfort you in the days to come. Please let us know if you can do anything for you.

    Howard, Thelma, Mark, Marisa & Marty Wines

  23. David & Families

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of your Mom’s passing.

  24. David:

    I just found out about your mother and wanted to send my thoughts and prayers. The many times we have spent together as friends and playing sports your mother was always a true ‘lady’ and treated me as her own son. I know you and your family will miss her greatly, but you can be assured that you will see her again someday as she will be rewarded for the things she did for others.
    Give your Dad my thoughts and let him know that Audrey and I are thinking about him.
    I trust that you, Barbara, Tony, and Kellie will remain strong and make it through these tough times. Be there for your Dad whenever he asks as he will need support as he grieves the loss.

    Please let me know if I can help in anyway.

  25. Dear Keith and family,

    I am sorry to learn of your loss and wish you peace during turbulent times.

    Hume Davenport

  26. Enoch and family. Barbara is with Jesus and not suffering any more. She will be greatly missed. praying for you for Gods Grace to help you. Clare

  27. Dera Junior,Our Prayers and thoughts are with You Barbara is as Pretty as always and now she is with our Heavenly Father…God Bless You and Your Family..We sang a Lot togeather With Sara and had Great times…I know you Know who we are was Raised In the Community, and Sang for you many Times May God Wrap Is arms around you and comfort you & Yours
    Love In Christ
    Marie Jones Campbell AL
    Mary Jones King Leicester NC
    Ollie Jones Norton Candler NC

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