Jan. 20, 2006 Bristol Sullivan County Tennessee, USA
Donald Eugene Ball
Mr. Donald Eugene Ball, age 74, of Road Ridge, VA went to be with the Lord on January 20, 2006 in a Bristol, TN hospital following a brief illness. He was born on March 5, 1931 the son of the late Dewey & Myrtle Cordill Ball and was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He lived his entire life at Road Ridge, VA and was a member of the Road Ridge Assembly of God Church. He was a retired coal miner from Island Creek Coal Company VP 1 for 24 years and was a member of the U.M.W.A.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him Albert & Eddie Horton Ball, eight brothers: Carl, Lawrence, Marvin, James, Carness, Dahmon, Willard & Billy Ball; five sisters: Myrtle Ball Short, Ethel Ball Short, Alta Ball Lowe, Oakley Ball Carr & Frances Ball. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family in his generation.
Mr. Ball is survived by his wife of 53 Years Mrs. Myrtle McGlothlin Ball
One son Gary B. Ball & wife Josephine of Road Ridge, VA
Two daughters Regina Blalock & husband Danny of Newport News, VA and Jolena Martin & Teddy Dye of Clarks Valley, VA.
Four Granddaughters Michelle Russ, Nichole Ball, Blane Ball and Jessica Blalock
One Grandson Christopher Blalock, Four Great granddaughters Larissa Martin, Laken Martin, Madison Cecil and Taylor Dye, Two Great Grandsons Ashton Lowe & Logan Dye and a host of good friends and neighbors also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday January 24, 2006 at the Road Ridge Assembly of God Church with Rev. Jerry Welch & Rev. James Salyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Ball Family Cemetery at Road Ridge, VA. Pallbearers will be Billy Gilbert, Sammy Salyers, Russell Short, Danny Ball, Keith Ball & Jason Ball. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby Ball & Emory Salyers.
The Family will receive friends at the Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA from 6-9 P.M. Sunday and after 6 P.M. Monday at the Road Ridge Assembly of God Church.