John Richard Ball, 19, of Leachville, died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Pierce Landing near Hornersville. He was employed by Maverick Tube of Blytheville and he enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his parents, Harold and Lisa Ball of the home; sister, Christie Ball of the home; grandparents, Norene Whiteaker of Leachville and Francis Ball of Arbyrd, Mo.; great-grandparents, Maie Willming of Lawrence, Mich., Aldie and Ernest Whiteaker of Calico Rock, and Jerlean Hogland of Hollywood, Mo.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Amanda Ball.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Jim Rupard officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Leachville.
Pallbearers were Eric Lyerly, Dardin Benefield, David Benefield, Bradley Rece, Shannon Moody and Calvin Beard.