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Dwight L. Ball, 76, of New London died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Henry County Health Center in Mount Pleasant.

Born July 25, 1929, in Marsh, he was the son of John F. and Gladys Rebecca Morrow Ball. On June 26, 1955, he married Roberta Hillard in New London.

Mr. Ball was a dairy farmer and worked for J. I. Case for 34 1/2 years.

He was a 1947 graduate of New London High School and a member of the New London United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Deerwood Golf Club and the Burge Cemetery board. He enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes, working in the yard, and training and breaking horses.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Deb Shull and Sherri Mears, both of New London, and Cindy Culbertson of Fort Madison; one son, Ron Ball of Bethalo, Ill.; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Chapel in New London, where the family will meet with friends from 3 to 5 p.m.

The funeral for Mr. Ball will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Matt Miller officiating. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery in New London.

A memorial has been established for the New London Rescue Unit.

The Hawk Eye, December 10, 2005
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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