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Grace Ball Peoples
Grace Ball Peoples

Grace Ball Peoples, age 94, of Supply, went to be with the Lord and her husband, T.O., to whom she was married for 65 years, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. He preceded her in death in 2003. She was also preceded in death by a son, Ted, in 2005.

Grace was born in Guilford County on September 2, 1921, to the late Jesse James and Nancy Ann Ball. The family moved to Winston Salem when Grace was two weeks old. She attended school in Winston Salem and also attended Hickory Ridge United Methodist Church and served on many committees in the church. She was a youth counselor for the Winston Salem United Methodist District.

She also taught Senior Worship at Lake Junalaska. She was a member of the Winston Salem Business Women’s Association, serving in various positions and was also a member of the Winston Salem Women of the Moose, serving all chairs. She was active with the March Of Dimes Better Infant Program. She worked in retail sales for many years.

She and T.O. moved to Brunswick County in 1978. She worked at the Beach Mart at Holden Beach for many years, and she was also employed with Brunswick County Parks and Recreation as a building attendant.  In 1984, she and T.O. founded the Holden Beach Senior Citizen, which she served as president. She was a devoted member of Sharon United Methodist Church and served on numerous committees.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Wenona Vistoso, Teddy Peoples (Laura), Thad Peoples (Stephanie) April Weber (Dave), Denise Fulton (George), Lisa Sarvis and Travis Snead; two sisters, Frances Wilson and Lib Brandt.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at White Funeral Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Sharon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Sharon United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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