Marice Ray Ball, 66, of Dalton, GA, died Sunday morning, November 11, 2012 at his residence.
Ray was born June 14, 1946 in Dalton, GA; and was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Ray Ball; and brother, Donald Wimpey.
Ray was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle. He loved his church, loved to fish, and he could build anything. People knew him as Big Ray. He was known for his fun loving personality. He will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene C. Ball; mother, Elminia Beach Wimpey of Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel Ray Ball and Tina Mooney of Calhoun; daughter, Carolyn Jean Ball of North Carolina; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Cindy McHan, Paul and Martha Martin of Dalton; special nieces, Darlene Tallent and Cindy Dobbins of Rocky Face and Robin Smithey of Dalton; grandchildren, Trey and Trina Carson III, Nikki Fort, Nancy and Coleman Roberts and Brittany Ball; and great- grandchildren, Kali, Chloe, Aleah and Zoey.
Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Marice Ray Ball will be held Wednesday, November, 14, at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with Reverend Ronald Guffey, Reverend Robert Beavers, and Reverend Bruce Beach officiating. He will be laid to rest at the Colonial Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, November 14 at Ponders Melrose Chapel who has charge of the arrangements.