Lucy Ball Rash, 89, of Statesville, N.C. passed away Monday, June 10, 2024, at the Gordon Hospice House following a period of declining health. Born April 29, 1935, in Surry County, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Elmer Clyde Ball and Rema Hudson Ball.

She was a graduate of Elkin High School in Elkin, N.C., in 1953. On June 7, 1958, she was married to Wayne Rash, who survives. She was a legal secretary and had worked with Attorney John Massey for a number of years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Statesville, N.C.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother and a sister, Maretha Ball Carter.

Along with her husband, Lucy is survived by a sister, Betsy B. Mize of Lancaster, S.C., and a brother, Rev. Clyde Ball Jr. (Lillian) of Advance, N.C. She is further survived by six nieces, one nephew, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

The family will visit with friends Monday, June 17, 2024, in the Adams Hall at First Baptist Church from 1 until 2 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2024, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Nelson Granade officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or First Baptist Church Statesville at 815 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC 28677.

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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