Harold E. Ball, 85, of Springdale, Ark., died Saturday, May 29, 2004, at his home.
Born April 18, 1919, at Concord, Mo., in Pemiscot County, a son of the late Albert Guy and Susie Pryor Ball, he owned Ball's Grocery and Cabins and after moving to Lavinia, Mich. was a real estate appraiser and salesman. After retiring he moved to Springdale, where he was a member of Springdale Baptist Church.
On Dec. 5, 1936, at Concord, he married Ina Mae Thompson who preceded him in death Dec. 31, 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Jimmie Harold Ball and wife, Pauline, of Belleville, Mich. and Larry Joe Ball and wife, Sylvia, of Milford, Mich.; four brothers, Paul Ball of Portageville, Mo., Gene Ball and Phillip Ball of Springdale and Ralph Ball of Hayti, Mo.; three sisters, Naomi Pool of Harker Heights, Texas, Edna Pease of Big Sandy, Tenn. and Jo Ann Mack of Navarre, Fla.; five grandchildren, Brenda Ball of Waterford, Mich., Brian Ball of Fowlerville, Mich., Misty Kennedy Ball of Belleville, Barbara Ann Theek of Taylor, Mich. and Lisa Ball of Riverside, Mich. and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with the Rev. Thomas Ray Ball officiating.
Burial was in Little Prairie Cemetery at Caruthersville, Mo.
Pallbearers were Brian Ball, Jimmie Ball, Larry Ball, Ralph Ball, Jimmy Metzger and Timmy Sample.
Honorary pallbearers were W.T. Davidson and Kevin Theek.