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May 16, 2014
Ed was my uncle "E"and the brother of my Mother Nola Kate Ball Nelson. I will miss my uncle "E". May he rest is eternal peace with all of his loved ones.....Robert Edward Nelson..Tucson, AZ....rnelson65@cox.net
May 09, 2014
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to William Edward “Ed” Ball our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for “Ed”. And to “Ed” it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Merchant Marines. “Ed”, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to “Ed”'s family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
May 09, 2014
We will come pay our Respects, this evening, for AJ's Great Dad. Praying for God's Peace and Comfort, for the Family. Love, Susan and Pat Livingston
May 09, 2014
My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you Anna and your family. I know you loved your father dearly and he will be truly missed in your life. May God bless and hold his arms of comfort to surround you and your family as you pass through this difficult time.
May 09, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May 09, 2014
I will always remember Mr. Ball and the good times our two families had together. He will be missed and our families thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May 09, 2014
We are saddened to lose a member of our Oaks of Louisiana family and hope that the memories of love and laughter shared bring you peace. While there are no words to ease the loss you bear, we send our sincere thoughts and prayers to your family.
May 09, 2014
It was the greatest blessing in my life to have had him for my Dad.
May 09, 2014
Uncle Ed was a loyal man. Loyal to his family, to his career and his faithfulness showed. Quiet, patient and readily admitting when he did not understand or know something. As a child these were the amazing things I learned from him. Though I have not seen him but a few times since my father died in 1968; I can not imagine that he changed. When he would laugh his eyes would shine and crinkle around the edges. He taught me what a quiet Godly man was about and I have always cherished my memories of his calmness in a volatile surrounding. May his family be a peace that he has won his victory and is at eternal peace.
May 09, 2014
My Daddy and I were together for over 53 years. Now at age 90, he is in Heaven. I sure will miss him but I'm comforted in knowing I'll see him again.
May 08, 2014
Ed was my dear sweet father-in-law; he was such a kind and gentle man. I sure will miss him. I loved to see and hear him laugh! I love you Ed!!!
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