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Joan Ball (11-28-15) service 12-3-15

Joan Helen Davis Ball, 90, of New Albany, Mississippi, died Saturday, Nov. 28, at Union County Health and Rehab in New Albany.
Born on Jan. 1, 1925, in Johnstown, Nebraska, she was the youngest of 14 children of  Henry Wilson Davis and Abbie Mae Martin Davis. She was a graduate of Blue Mountain College.
She was a retired fourth grade teacher for North Elementary School in Savannah. She served in Baptist churches as a pastor’s wife for 58 years.  She was a member of Glenfield Baptist Church in New Albany, where she served as assistant Sunday school teacher.
She is survived by three daughters, Dr. Sharon Ball Enzor (Leon) of Blue Mountain, Mississippi, Leona Ball Tapp of Jackson, Tennessee and Silvia Ball Thompson (Bobby) of New Albany;  two sons, Lamar Davis Ball of Savannah and Jefferson Martin Ball (Vicki) of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Lamar O. Ball; and a grandson, Madson Lee Ball.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Thursday, Dec. 3, at Unity Baptist Church in Leakesville, Mississippi, with Bro. Jerry Lowery and Bro. Lamar Chadwick Ball officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Visitation on Thursday, Dec. 3, will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church in Leakesville, Mississippi.
United Funeral Service of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Lamar O. and Joan D. Ball Scholarship Fund, c/o Blue Mountain College, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, Miss. 38610.
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