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Rev. Harry Otis Ball

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Rev. Harry Otis Ball, 80, of Greenville, died Monday, October 19, 2009, at Briarcliff Health Center in Greenville. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday at Highland Terrace Baptist Church under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home with Dr. Marck Gibson, Rev. Royce Litchfield and Rev. Robert Baldridge officiating. Burial will be in Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rev. Ball was born August 10, 1929, in Bonham, Texas, the son of Raymond Otis and Gertie Evelyn Henegar Ball. He married Patricia Evan Fender, August 31, 1951 in Bonham. She preceded in death in 1998. He married Marie Walker Turner, April 28, 2002, in Greenville. He was Director of Missions for Hunt Baptist Association for 23 years, retiring in 1994. He had served as a pastor for 11 years. He was Director of Missions, Fannin County for 9 years, President of State of Texas Director of Missions 1991-1992, Interim Pastor for 12 churches and pastor of Fairlie Baptist Church for 5+ years, retiring August 31, 2006. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.

Rev. Ball is survived by his wife, Marie Ball of Greenville; son, Harry Michael Ball and wife, Janet of Humble; daughters, Judy Catherine Kemp and husband, Michael of Midlothian and Connie Jane Glenn and husband, David of Denison; step-sons, Wayne Henderson of Avon, Ohio and Jerry Henderson of Washington, DC; step-daughter, Cherilyn Kinney of North Richland Hills; grandson, Justin Glenn and wife, Amanda; granddaughters, Kelly Kemp, Evan Kemp, Rebecca Hill and husband, Colby, Rachel Ball, Maridee Roberson and husband, Brian; great-grandson, Chandler Glenn; great-granddaughters, Taylor Beth Glenn and Mayah Roberson; eight step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; brother, James Ball; and sister, Betty Jean Nichols.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Glenn, Brian Roberson, Mike Ball, Michael Kemp, Colby Hill and David Glenn. Honorary pallbearers will be ministers of Hunt Baptist Association.

Memorials may be made to Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, c/o Highland Terrace Baptist Church, 3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd., Greenville, Texas 75402.

For more information or to express condolences, visit www.cokermathews.com.





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