April 6, 1915 ~ June 5, 2010

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Gladys Ball Haynes, 94, of Asheville, died Saturday, June 5, 2010. A native of Buncombe County, she was a daughter of the late Enoch G. Ball, Sr. and Alma Irene Westmoreland Ball. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Wilkerson Haynes. Mrs. Haynes was a 1933 graduate of Sand Hill High School. She began her Christian life in the Salvation Army where her father was a captain. Later in life she joined Sunrise Baptist Church. She and her husband owned and operated the Rockola Motor Court and Haynes Service Center. Survivors include two sisters, Lillian Parris and Ruth Israel; two brothers, Enoch Ball, Jr. and J. Everett Ball and wife Helen; fourteen nieces and fourteen nephews. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Enoch Ball, Jr. and Mr. Ted Lambert officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. Her family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Monday at the funeral home and expresses appreciation to all the caregivers who helped during her time of illness, especially Brenda.

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  1. Gladys’ Family, We have known the Ball Family all my life and my little Dad used to sing with Enoch, Sr. who gave me my first hair cut. I remember Wilkie Haynes too. In life we are never ready to lose our loved ones and the only comfort has to come from our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. Enoch, Everette, Lillian, and Ruth please know we are thinking of you and will hold you in our prayers. My little sister Mary Clark Lucas joins me in expressing our sorrow to the Ball Family. Joe

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  2. Ball family, sorry for your loss, but truly a trooper has entered Heaven. One of GOD’s children has went home. Always positive ,never negitive, no one to complain, a great Christian example. You are in our prayers. Jerry and Mary Frady

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  3. To the Ball family, We send our sympathy, thoughts and prayers.
    Growing up next door to your family home, we always felt like you were part of our family. Mrs. Ball taught my Mother to sew little girls dresses and Mr. Ball cut my brothers hair. We all felt a great bond of friendship with your family. Gladys will be missed by everyone who knew her.

    Myra C. Ramsey

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  4. The memories of Gladys and her love for all will forever be in our hearts. We thank God for what she and the entire Ball family have meant to our family. May God comfort you all during this time.

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  5. David and I will miss a sweet loving
    and caring person.whom loved the Lord and was a great person to look up to.

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  6. Gladys, I have SO many good memories that I will keep forever in my heart, I was very lucky to have been able to spend so much time with you growing up. I love you and will never forget you!

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  7. Dear Deaverview famiy,
    We are all closer than just old neighbors.I have alot of memories but one special Everett memory. I totaled my car on his truck.LOL
    I loved Gladys. She has a place in my heart.I love all of you. I wish I could have been there but I don’t move as fast as I use to LOL.
    We shall always remember her sweet smile and the way she always made you feel special.
    God bless all of you.
    Keep looking up. It won’t be long until we all join our loved ones.What a day!
    Blessings ,prayers and loads of love,
    Jean

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  8. I have so many wonderful memories of being at the motel growing up. Gladys was a great lady. I hadn’t seen her much since we moved from Asheville, I wish I had. She will be greatly missed.

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