Mary Ball

Mary Louise Nicholson Ball, 76 of Tuckasegee, N.C., died unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Born one of 12 children to Manuel and Genevieve Moody Nicholson, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Peggy Hatcher and Ginger Lovedahl; four brothers, Tim, Ronnie, Howard and David Nicholson.

She is survived by a sister, Ann (Bobby) Bryson of Cullowhee; and four brothers, Jimmy (Maya) of Long Beach, Calif., Bobby (Delores) of Webster, N.C., Hutt and Andy Nicholson of Cullowhee, N.C.

She retired from Albertson Stores in Austin, Texas, and moved back to North Carolina to be near her family. She enjoyed watching sports, especially football and NASCAR, and shopping.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She had a special niece, Crystal Lovedahl.

A memorial service will be held later at Wike Cemetery in Cullowhee, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Delores Nicholson, P.O. Box 907, Sylva NC 28779, to help with funeral expenses.