Opal Pickering Ball
August 30, 1923 - January 25, 2014
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| Opal Pickering Ball, 90, of 193 Bembury Road, Hertford, NC, died Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City.
Mrs. Ball was born in Sullivan County, TN and was the daughter of the late Loda Arthur and Margaret Dora White Pickering. Employed in the textile department with Tennessee Eastman in Kingsport, TN during World War II, she had also worked for many years with both George C. Moore Company in Edenton and Don Juan Manufacturing Company in Hertford. A former member of Mount Sinai Baptist Church, she had been a member of Woodville Baptist Church for the past 40 years.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Ball; an infant son, Richard Wayne Ball; three sisters, Leona Ray, Willie Ward, and Mae Gillis; and two brothers, Isaiah and Haywood Pickering.
Surviving are her two daughters, Linda B. Privott and husband Danny of Hertford and Janet B. Bell and husband Philip of Stone Mountain, GA; four grandchildren, Jana Hurdle and husband T.W. of Belvidere, Jeffrey Privott and wife Gayla of Cary, Graham Bell and wife Cheryl of Loganville, GA and Bret Bell and wife Danielle of Monroe, GA; eight great-grandchildren, Lindsay Rash and husband James, Amanda, Danielle, Cassie, and J.T. Hurdle, and Brandon, Grace, and Colin Bell; a great-great-granddaughter, Alyssa Rash; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Due to the expected inclement weather, funeral services have been moved to Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Chapel, 1125 Harvey Point Road, Hertford, by the Rev. Steve Feehan. Friends may join the family in the funeral home immediately following the service and other times at Linda and Danny's home, 677 Ocean Highway N., Hertford.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Elizabeth City, by the Rev. Steve Fehan.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.