NEWTON Mattie Laura Cooke Ball, 89, of Newton, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Abernethy Laurels. Born April 26, 1930, in Catawba County, she was the daughter of the late William Hampton Cook and Ella Heffner Cook. Mattie was a member at Trinity Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed. She was a cashier at Twin City supermarket and Harris Teeter grocery store. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Calvin "D.C." Ball Sr.; daughter, Deborah Ball Thonen; five brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include her sons, David Calvin Ball Jr. of Ft. Mill, S.C., Keith Hampton Ball and wife, Ericka, of Hickory; daughters, Becky Ball Stoker and husband, Kerry, of Newton, Sylvia Henshaw of Dahlonega, Ga.; brother, Glenn Cooke and wife, Billie Mae, of Denver, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Conover, with Dr. Ed Yount officiating. The burial will follow at Eastview Cemetery in Newton. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the Ball family at www.drumfh-conover.com. The Ball family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover.
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