Born: Monday Jul 5, 1920

Died: Saturday Jan 6, 2018


Clifford G. Ball

July 5, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Clifford Garnet Ball age 97 formerly of Stadium Drive, Eden and more recently from Trinity Elms Health and Rehab in Clemmons, passed away on Saturday January 6, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 2 pm at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden.  Burial will follow at Dan View Cemetery with Military Honors provided by U.S. Navy and the Rockingham County Veterans Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends from 1 – 2 pm prior to the service.

Mr. Ball was born July 5, 1920 in Schoolfield , VA to the late Early and Edna Brightwell Ball. He was a graduate of Leaksville High School.  Clifford joined the U.S. Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor and served the entire time during WW II in the Pacific and Atlantic Theatre.  He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church serving on the Administrative Board and stayed very active until the last couple of years.  He was active in his community of which he loved very much including past President of the Rotary Club, Leaksville Masonic Lodge and the Shrine Club and was on the first board of the Tri-City Rescue Squad and the Eden ABC Board. He was the owner and operator of the Draper Shoe Store and later also owned the Leaksville Shoe Store.

Preceding him along with his parents was his wife Lottie Virginia Wray Ball; son Clifford Danny Ball; sisters, Eunice Virginia Ball and Ruby Ball Eanes; brother, Mickey Cochran Ball.

Surviving are daughter, Denise Ball Segraves and husband Dale of Winston Salem; daughter in law, Carolyn Lemons Ball of Winston Salem; sister, Marie Ball Smith of Charlotte; grandchildren, Jordan Segraves Wiggins (Daniel), Daniel Segraves, Mitzie Joyce Purdy (Greg) , Kim Ball Wright (Brian)  and Jessica Ball Porter; 6 great grandchildren; Hayley, Brendan, Dexter, Dalton, Lottie, and Lena, that he treasured; 2 beloved nieces, Myrna Webb and Victoria Musgrave.

Memorials can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 130 Main Street, Eden, NC 27288.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com



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Our prayers and heartfelt concerns go out to your family. You were very kind to us when Terri's mom died. We are keeping you in our thoughts today and in the days to come. Peace.
David Merritt

Denise and Dale, Uncle Cliff was a great man and I'm sure he will be missed by all. May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead. My deepest sympathies on your loss.
Evelyn Walker

He was one of the most wittiest persons I have ever met. He was always involved in community affairs to better serve the people. May God comfort his family.
Tommy Griffin

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My uncle was an extraordinary man. I will never forget the time he and his wife Lottie, (my dad's sister) drove cross-country on an adventure to the West. They made it to New Mexico and William (my dad) my best friend Sylvia and I all headed to the Grand Canyon in my uncle's Cadillac. Us girls sat in the back seat doing goofy things on the trip, driving my aunt Lottie nuts. We stopped at an old motel on Route 66 to stay the night before heading to the Grand Canyon rim. I'll always remember the fond memories of the stories my Uncle would tell, how much in love he was with Lottie and how my dad and I loved them both so much. Even my best friend couldn't resist my Uncle Cliff's charm. It was one of the best trips of my life. After my mom passed in 1984, we flew to Eden to spend some time with Cliff and Lottie. My dad and I were devastated by the loss of Inge, my mom, and we needed to be near family. My dad was very close to Danny, their son, and Denise, their daughter who used to babysit my sister and me when we were babies. Danny and Carolyn took us out to the lake. This is the first time I met my cousins Jessica, Kim and Mitzie. They taught me how to water ski. There was an awful storm and the lightning scared Lottie so much, but she had Cliff to comfort her. Back at Denise and Dale's home, I met my other cousins Jordan and Daniel. My dad and Denise caught up and told stories. It was such a nice visit. After my dad passed, My husband and I flew out to visit my Aunt and Uncle for family support once again. This was my husband's first time meeting my North Carolina family. He loved them as much as I do. The love between Cliff and Lottie was still strong as ever and so inspiring. Until my dads passing a few years ago, he spoke with Cliff every Sunday. They never missed a call. There was always something new to talk about and it made my dad feel closer to his hometown and family. The adventures with my Uncle Cliff were not as many as I would have liked, but the ones we did have will live in my heart forever.
Evelyn Walker

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