Exum Prestwood Ball, 96, passed away on March 8, 2017. She was born in Buncombe Co. on November 2, 1920. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weaver J. Ball; daughter, Nancy Ball Brooks; sons, Wendell Ball and Carrell Ball; and granddaughter, Karen Michelle Shook. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Rogers and husband Donnie, of Woodruff, SC; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ball was a member of Big Sandy United Methodist Church. She loved her church, her community, and her friends and neighbors who stopped by everyday for a visit. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Big Sandy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ricky Townsend and Chaplain Dwight Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family would like to thank CarePartners Hospice and Hospice of South Carolina for all of their love and care. Also, heartfelt thanks to a very special niece and nephew, Mary and Ronald, who were always there for her. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Big Sandy United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Keith Wells, 188 Willow Creek Rd., Leicester, NC 28748, or to CarePartners Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Joyce and Family: We are thinking of you and praying for your comfort during this difficult time. Heaven is getting sweeter as our loved ones are gathering Home. We loved visiting with Aunt Ex, she sure was a special person.
    Love and Prayers,

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  2. Exum was such a sweet little lady. I miss seeing her among her flowers when I drive past her place. Blessing to all.

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  3. My prayers are with the family and friends. Aunt Ex was a real trooper and lived out her life to the fullest. She reached her goal to live as long as her mother and now joins her loved ones in heaven.

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  4. My Granny Ball was my inspiration, my hero.. I wanted to be like her so much.. When I was little I would tell my mom I wanted to live on Sandy Mush with my Granny, She made her home this magical place filled with flowers and the grass always cut just under perfect. … She was always strong willed and a god bearing woman. She loved and cared about everyone. She was always out doing something with her garden or her church. She loved her family and friends to the fullest. The good Lord sure did get a fine woman. I miss you and love you so much Granny. As I always say its a see you later…. Never a goodbye. I’m glad your home with your family and friends.. Don’t worry about Nanny, and Mom… We will be okay!

    I’m her Great Granddaughter and so very thankful I had the time I had with this wonderful person.

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  5. I had the privilege of working many years with Ex at Taylor Instrument. She was an excellent and respected employee and a fine person. I send my deepest sympathy to the family.

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  6. I wanted to send my love and condolences to the Ball family. I am so sorry for your loss. At times like this we need comfort. God’s Word can provide that comfort for it speaks of a beautiful hope for the future. John 5:28,29 says, ‘Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.’ What this can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dear loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  7. I wanted to saw how sorry about Exum passing, she was a great lady, ill miss talking to her on the phone, rest in peace.

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  8. We are sorry for your loss. Exum was a remarkable lady, and we are so happy that we had a chance to know her and hear her stories of the old days. We will miss her.

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  9. Aunt Ex, you were my fav auntie. Lots of fond and fun memories spending at least two weeks during summer vacations at your house. Joyce and I had so much fun playing and getting into mischief at Uncle Weaver’s general store. You always had such beautiful flowers and green, green yard. Just know you all that have been touched by your kindness & love will miss you and never forget you. Joyce, our condolences on the loss of your Mother. I know your memories of her will carry you thru this difficult time. Much love to you, Donnie and your family.

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