ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of my dear grandmother Lola C. (Higgins) Ball who was born on May 15, 1903 and passed away on March 24, 1977.   She will never be forgotten.  She is interred in the New Hope Baptist Church cemetery in the Wayside Community of Carroll County next to her husband of 40 years, Gordon Hoxie Ball.  She is survived by her son Gordon Howell Ball of Carroll County, ( Her daughter of a prior marriage, Dartha Jean (Higgins) Chance predeceased her in July of 1966.) , 5 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Posted by Tina Johnson on March 24, 2014
I was only 15 years old when you passed away, but I remember going to visit you with my parents while I was growing up. I miss you and I love you.
Tina Boatright Johnson
Posted by William Chance on May 15, 2013
Hi Gramma. Not doing well. I was reminded this morning that life is not a permanent condition but the end is not pleasant. I'm sorry I wasn't more help to you. In some ways life is like traveling on a super highway at times then the road narrows to 2 lanes and your traveling companions aren't there beside you anymore. Then the road becomes bumpy, then unpaved. See you soon.
Posted by William Chance on May 15, 2012
HB Gramma. Y'know, I can't tell you for sure what year momma or daddy was born but I always remember yours. It was the year the Wright brothers flew, wasn't it? Wish you were here to celebrate your BD but on the other hand, times are getting tough. You're better off there. Pray for all of us.
Posted by Chris Lewis on May 15, 2012
Happy Birthday in Heaven Ms. Lola
Posted by William Chance on March 24, 2012
Hard to believe that Chris beat me here. When you died a light went out in my world but I saved it in the sanctum of my memory.
Posted by Chris Lewis on March 24, 2012
Stopping by with thoughts of you on this anniversary of your passing. You might be gone but not forgotten. Keep Dan in the palm of your hand, his health hasn't been the best lately.
Posted by William Chance on May 15, 2011
I know you didn't expect me today. I missed so many of your birthdays...I'm sorry. I miss you. Thank you for giving me such wonderful memories.
Posted by William Chance on March 24, 2011
It's hard to believe that it's been 34 years since I said good bye. I'm so glad to think of you in Heaven ... no more burdens to bear. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Posted by Chris Lewis on November 9, 2010
Thank you for the gift of your wonderful grandson, the world is a better place with him in it.
Posted by Chris Lewis on October 30, 2010
Hugs and prayers for you today. You gave us an incredible man, your grandson, who is an honorable man.I thank you for this gift. We shall see more great thoughts poured out from his heart to share with the world. Gob bless you and Dan.

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Posted by Tina Johnson on March 24, 2014
I was only 15 years old when you passed away, but I remember going to visit you with my parents while I was growing up. I miss you and I love you.
Tina Boatright Johnson
Posted by William Chance on May 15, 2013
Hi Gramma. Not doing well. I was reminded this morning that life is not a permanent condition but the end is not pleasant. I'm sorry I wasn't more help to you. In some ways life is like traveling on a super highway at times then the road narrows to 2 lanes and your traveling companions aren't there beside you anymore. Then the road becomes bumpy, then unpaved. See you soon.
Posted by William Chance on May 15, 2012
HB Gramma. Y'know, I can't tell you for sure what year momma or daddy was born but I always remember yours. It was the year the Wright brothers flew, wasn't it? Wish you were here to celebrate your BD but on the other hand, times are getting tough. You're better off there. Pray for all of us.
Recent stories

Grandma's Kitchen Table

Shared by William Chance on October 4, 2010

You never left her table hungry.  This one looks to be set for a birthday.

Wayside Women's Club

Shared by William Chance on October 4, 2010

 That's grandma (third from right on the front row).  I used to know most all the names but now you'll have to figure it out for yourself.  My mother (Dot) is first on the right of the back row.  Phillis Washington is directly behind the woman to grandma's right and her mother (sorry I cant remember her name) is just over Phillis' left shoulder.  Most of these were members of Wayside Baptist Church (and ALL of them were wonderful cooks...oh my word...dinner on the grounds was an occasion that was NOT to be missed.)  

Birthday Party

Shared by William Chance on October 4, 2010

 One of Gordon's birthdays and grandma had fixed a wonderful lunch.  Heck just one of her "cat-head" biscuits would fill you up but I see what looks like corn and mashed potatoes and either pear halves or deviled eggs.  'bet there was some fried chicken closer to the camera and of course her kitchen was never without sweet ice tea. -- funny she never had diabetes.

Actually, this may have been taken in Howell's house.. whatever.

She always had teacakes when we would visit when I was 5 to 18.