Mrs. Montine Ellis Ball, also affectionately known as "Tine" age 83, of Lindale, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday December 9, 2012 at her residence.
Mrs. Ball was born in Cave Spring, on August 30, 1929, the daughter of the late Louis Edward Ellis and Frances Inez Green Ellis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lindale. Mrs. Ball was an active member in her church participating in W.M.U., choir, Sybil Kilgo Sunday school class, Triple L. and the Bereavement Committee. She was also active in Eastern Star and the Red Hatters throughout the years. After being a stay at home mom to raise her children she worked for several years as a lunch room staff member in Floyd County School System. Mrs. Ball enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking and especially baking her rolls. She was an avid sports fan. Mrs. Ball was a sweet, compassionate lady and a great Christian role model for all those around her, always giving and thinking of others. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten and her legacy will live on through her children and grandchildren. We take great comfort in knowing we will see her again one day.
Survivors include her three children and spouses, Brent and Diane Durrett of Rome, Phillip and Lynn Ball of Silver Creek, Ted and Gretchen Ball of Smyrna, GA; a sister, Latrell Dillingham of Rome; seven grandchildren, Sarah Durrett Peek (Patrick) of Rome, Emily Durrett of Atlanta, Ben Durrett of Rome, Hannah Ball Darling (Jack) of Guyton, GA, Cameron Ball, Dakota Ball, and Elijah Ball all of Silver Creek; and two great grandchildren, Olivia Peek, and Jacob Darling. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friend Wednesday evening, December 12, 2012 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Daniel's Funeral Home. Mrs. Ball will lie in state from 11a.m until 12 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Lindale with the celebration of life service following at 12p.m. with the Rev. Jim Cook and Rev. Eric Whelchel officiating. In lieu of flowers contributions can be sent to CLC Social Committee of First Baptist Lindale, Lindale, GA 30147
The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and are asked to assemble at the church by 11:45 on Thursday: Ben Durrett, Cameron Ball, Dakota Ball, Elijah Ball, Patrick Peek and Jake Darling. Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangement.