The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 18, 2014

Obituaries — Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thelma Acord

Thelma Acord, age 89, of Daniels Drive, Surveyor, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at the Bowers Hospice House in Beckley.

Arrangements are pending completion at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.



Larry Kenneth Ball

ALDERSON — Larry Kenneth Ball, age 65, of Alderson, passed away suddenly, on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Alderson.

Born September 10, 1948, in Bluefield, W.Va., he was the son of the late William Kenneth and Eleanor Kate Phillips Ball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Glen “Buck” and Edith Bransford Wilkinson.

Mr. Ball graduated from Athens High School in 1966 and attended Concord College, Athens, W.Va. He was employed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, having briefly worked at Bluestone State Park and retired after 26 years of service at Pipestem Resort State Park. At the time of his retirement in 1995, he was the Golf Course Superintendent at Pipestem. Mr. Ball was of the Methodist faith and for several years during his retirement, enjoyed livestock farming.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Gail Wilkinson Ball of Alderson, W.Va.; a son, Brent Allen Ball and his girlfriend, Stephanie Kot, of Beckley; a brother, Walter Ball of Princeton, W.Va.; two sisters, Sharon Seets and her husband, Curtis, of Vinton, Va., and Nancy Jeffrey and her husband, John, of Morgantown, W.Va.; a special uncle, Jimmy Ball of Lerona, W.Va.; one niece, Katelyn Jeffrey of Morgantown, W.Va.; and one nephew, Jeremy Ball and his wife, Rochelle, of Athens, W.Va.

In accordance with Mr. Ball’s wishes, his body will be cremated.

Memorial services will be Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home Chapel, Alderson, with the Rev. Roger Williams officiating. Private interment will be held at a later date at the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, W.Va.

Friends may call Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

For those considering an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Mr. Ball’s memory to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Lobban Funeral Home, Alderson.

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