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Larry Gene Ball

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Larry Gene Ball, 58, of Thornville, was held September 8, 2015, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Matias Garza officiating. Burial followed at Olivet Cemetery.

Larry was born in Gahanna, on December 4, 1956, to the late Elza and Rena (Holiday) Ball. He passed away on September 3, 2015, at Licking Memorial Hospital.

Larry worked for Trucco Construction for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Ball; daughter, Mary (Kyle) Smaltz; son, Matt (fiancé, Marissa Hupp) Ball; grandchildren, Dakota, Camron and Jeremiah; brothers, Johnnie (Zeny) Ball, Odell Ball and Harold (Penny) Ball; sisters, Ettafae Salyer and Carol (Chuck) McClary; and many nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

In addition to his parents, Larry is preceded in death by brothers, Ellis Ball, Paul Ball and Ronnie Ball; and sisters, Elenora Ball, Janet Rarey and Minnie L. Bourgeois.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Hoskinson Funeral Home.

The Ball family wishes to thank the oncology staff at Licking Memorial Hospital and Hospice of Central Ohio for all of their help and support during this difficult time.

Visit to share a special memory about Larry or to sign an online guest book.

The Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Larry and his family.

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