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Earl C. Ball

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Earl C. Ball
of Ayer; 71

AYER -- Earl C. Ball, 71, died peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer.

Mr. Ball was born in Pepperell, August 9, 1940, the son of Harry and Jeannette (Farnsworth) Ball, and resided most of his life in the Ayer and Lunenburg area.

He was a 1959 graduate of Ayer High School and continued his education at Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston and Dale Carnegie.

He worked as the general manager of the former Community Lincoln Mercury Dealership in Fitchburg, retiring in 1981. He assisted his wife, Hope with the running of the Ayer and Shirley school buses.

He had also worked at the Rick Starr Company in Leominster, and in the sales department for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.

He leaves his wife of 51 years, Hope E. (Warren) Ball; three sons, Dane C. Ball, Warren E. Ball and Christine (Curtis) Ball, Mark D. Ball, all of Ayer; a granddaughter and fiancé, Hope C. Ball and Nathaniel White, of Ayer; his brother-in-law, Sherwood Warren, of Arlington, TN, and best friends, Danny and Sara Corlis of Carbon, TX.

He had served as a Scoutmaster in the Lunenburg Cub Scout and Webelos Program and had been active in the Lunenburg Little League Program. He was a life member of the Ayer Gun & Sportsman's Club.

He enjoyed fishing, target shooting, gardening and woodworking and relaxing on Flannagans (Winnipasuckee) pond.

BALL -- A graveside service will be held 11 am, Monday, July 16, 2012 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Harvard Road, Ayer. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Ayer Fire Department, Combination #1, 1 West Main Street, Ayer, MA 01432. The T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road, Ayer is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.

Published in Lowell Sun on July 13, 2012
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