March 31, 1947 ~ November 12, 2020

Born in: Asheville, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

James William Ball, 73, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at his home.

Mr, Ball was born in Buncombe County to the late James Elbert and Lou Georgia Norton Ball. He was also preceded in death by a son, Scotty Ball, a brother, E.J. Ball and sisters, Rova Lee Bailey, Faye Osborne and Ella Baldwin.

He was wounded while serving with the Marine Corps in Vietnam and had received two purple hearts. He had worked as a brick Mason and also at Biltmore Bleacheries and he was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Barnes Ball, four sons, Jason Ball (Leigh), Jamie Ball (Krissy), Chad Ball (Misty) and Jeremy Ball (Natika); ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Barbara Roberson and Lucille Cauble.

Funeral services with military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Due to COVID19 attendance will be limited to 25.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with the expenses.


Funeral Service: November 17, 2020 10:00 am

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with All of You now..We have walked in those shoes and do understand..
    May His Soul Fly Free on the Wings of That Eagle and Soar High over these mountains..⚘Love Hugs n Prayers⚘

  2. We are so sorry for your loss! Here is to your dad with honor.
    If the Army and the Navy Ever look on Heaven’s scenes, They will find the streets are guarded
    By United States Marines.


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