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But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength:
They shall mount up with wings like eagles;
They shall run and not be weary;
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:30
Mary Crawford Ball, 88, Kingsport, Sullivan Co TN, passed
away Wednesday morning, September 25, 2013, at Indian
Path hospital, after a long struggle with serious illness. Her
children and grandchildren were gathered at her bedside
when her Heavenly Father took her home so peacefully. God
Mary Minnie was born November 9, 1924, in Mill Creek,
Sullivan Co TN, and named for her two Grandmas, Minnie
Nelms and Mary Crawford. She grew up in the Depew's
Chapel community of Long Hollow, helping her father cut
timber on Bays Mountain; then alongside her husband for
many years farming tobacco.
Mary Minnie was a sweet, loving mother, sister and
grandmother, well loved for her laughter and humor, she
loved singing gospel quartet and Bill Monroe bluegrass songs;
well known for her love of hard work, gardening, yard work,
and cleaning house for many families in Kingsport; well
remembered for her country cooking, especially her
homemade biscuits and cornbread.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Clifford Ball;
parents, John and Pearl Crawford; and sister, Clara Lee
Surviving are her three children, Marie (Robert) Wolfe, Betty
Debord, and Charles (Becki) Ball; five grandchildren, Gale
(Steve) Pierson, Karen (Tim) Ruskey, April (Chad) Shaffer,
Matthew Ball, and Kelly Ball; six great-grandchildren, Darby,
Jacob, Danielle, Aaron, Will, and Noah; three great-great
grandchildren, Nicole, Kegan, and Nevaeh; four sisters,
Gladys Duncan, Trula Waycaster, Geraldine Scalf, and Joyce
(Fred) McMurray; two brothers, Harold (Bess) Crawford and
Gene (Carolyn) Crawford; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Andy Delwadia, Dr.
Bendeck, Chaplin Ron Lowe, and Nursing Staff at Indian
Path Hospital for their care and kindness.
Graveside services will be held, Friday, September 27, 2013,
at East Lawn Memorial Park.
East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ball family.
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