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Ozell M. Ball 1934-2020

WARREN — Ozell Marie Peterson Ball, 86, of 1926 Ridge Road, Warren, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Warren Nursing and Rehab.

She was born Aug. 7, 1934, in Luverne, Ala., the daughter of Willie and Leatha Griffin Peterson.

She was employed with Second Baptist Church Pre-School as a cook before and as a caregiver at Albert’s Nursing Home and Gillette’s Nursing Home. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include six sons, James Ball of Norfolk, Va., Robert Ball of Akron, Willie Ball of Baltimore, Md., Wilbert Ball of Atlanta, Ga., and Curtis Ball and Terry Ball, both of Warren; 20 grandchildren; 45 great-gandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Ms. Demetris Diane Ball; one son, Jerome Ball; two brothers; two sisters; one grandson; one great-great-granddaughter; and life partner, Dwan Kirksey.

Funeral services will be held noon Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, with calling hours 11 a.m. to noon, at Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Chapel. Masks are required.

Arrangements are being handled by Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.