Cleo Riggan Ball

FRANKLINTON -- Cleo Riggan Ball, 84, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.

A native of Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Marjorie Steed Riggan. She worked as a nursing assistant at John Umstead Hospital.

Mrs. Ball is survived by her five children, Jimmy Ball, Jr. and wife, Jo Ann, of Franklinton; Kay Mendenhall and husband, Bud, of Franklinton; Debra Harper and husband, Martin, of Franklinton; Gale Maulden and husband, Clay, of Wake Forest and Jerry Ball and wife, Yvonne, of Franklinton; a sister, Ella V. Warren of Roanoke Rapids; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Ball, and her daughter, Betty Thomas and Jean Hedgepeth.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 31, from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, 504 Mason St., in Franklinton with the Rev. Harold Woodlief presiding. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

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