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Ralph William Ball Sr.

Thursday, January 8, 2004

Born 5-22-1935 -- Died 1-1-2004

Ralph William Ball Sr., son of the late Russell E. Ball and Margaret Gayhart Ball, was born May 22, 1935, in Versailles, Mo., and died Jan. 1, 2004, in Cherokee Village, Ark at the age of 68 years.

He married Aug. 20, 1955, in Peru, Ind., to Elizabeth Sue Swartz.

He was a farmer and salesman for Ram Parts and R & R Industries for many years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Mammoth Spring, Ark., and attended the Spring River Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sue, of the home near Mammoth Spring; four children -- Cynthia Sue Simers of Mammoth Spring, Ralph Ball Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Cherokee Village, Ark., Peggy Allene Hickman and husband, J.L., of Mountain Home, Ark., and Janet Kay Young and husband, Marty, of Mammoth Spring; nine grandchildren -- Earle Simers, Timothy Simers, Amanda Ball, R.W. Ball, III, Justin Hickman, Nat Hickman, Bridget Young, Brittany Young and Chris Young; and a brother, Frank Ball of Lebanon, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service was Jan. 5, 2004, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery at Mammoth Spring with the Rev. San Jagow officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with arrangements byCarter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Young and Dwight Holmes.