HARLAN — Frances Howard Ball, 96, of Harlan (Sunshine), Kentucky died peacefully at her home Monday, June 2, 2014. Frances was a Lifelong resident of the Harlan Area, She loved going to church, traveling and doing cross word puzzles. She was a retired school teacher with the Harlan Independent School System; she was a lifelong member of the Sunshine Baptist Church and a Kentucky Colonel.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Flem Ball; parents, Hiram and Sudie Howard; her brother, Reed (Lillian) Howard; two sisters, Lola (Dewey) Gentry and Luella (Jim) Lankford; and son-in-law, Frank Bryant.
Surviving are her son, Jim (Kay) Ball; daughter, Susan Bryant of Harlan; grandchildren, Frank Bryant, Jr., Jonathan (Jamie) Bryant, Darius (Shannon) Ball, and Jimmy Joe (Teresa) Ball; and great-grandchildren, Tyler Bryant, Marissa Bryant, Darion Ball, Lucas Ball, Shelby Ball, and Austin Ball. Also surviving are special friends Lana and Don Carmical, Randy Lee, and Gary Grant.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson- Laws and Jones Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will follow the visitation Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral Home. The Rev. Ernest Boggs will be officiating the services.
Interment services will be Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Resthaven Cemetery at Keith, Kentucky. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Anderson-Laws and Jones Funeral home is honored to be serving the Ball Family. Condolences may be left at www.aljfh.com or www.harlanobits.net.