Eva Nell Golden Ball Fredell

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Eva Nell Golden Ball Fredell, 95, of Hickory, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at Catawba Regional Hospice.

Born January 29, 1922 in Swain County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Mack and Cora Nell Duvall Golden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Henry Fredell; two brothers: Adam and Bobby Golden; and 2 sisters: Lilly G. Cook and Mary Ruth Grant.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Ball Huffman of Hickory, NC; 2 sons, Wayne Walter Ball and wife Audrey of Lenoir, NC, Bill Townsend and wife Teresa of Vale, NC; 2 sisters: Imogene G. Phillippi and husband Stan of Columbus, OH, Colene G. Ogle of Bryson City, NC; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Eva loved to crochet, tending to her flowers and listening to country music. She collected dolls and figurines and loved to travel. Hospitality, visiting with family and friends were her “thing.” Her door was always open to one and all. She never complained and when asked how she was, even at 95, she would jokingly say, “Shucks- I’m no good.” Her family adored her and she will be deeply missed.

The funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Bass-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Dayton officiating. The family received friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial followed in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory.

The family wants to offer their deepest gratitude to the staff of Catawba Regional Hospice for their loving care and requests that memorial contributions be made to them at 3975 Robinson Rd. Newton, NC 28658.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory served the family of Eva Nell Golden Ball Fredell.

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