Ruby Ella Ball, age 97, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after her short battle with cancer. She was born March 1, 1923 in Drill, Va., a daughter of the late Granville and Rachel Hale Perkins. Ruby moved to Bristol in 1978 coming from Honaker, Va. She was active in the Slater Senior Center. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Ball, daughter, Sue Poole; son-in-law, Dan Owens; and grandson-in-law, Ron Coffman.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Owens; grandchildren, Jennifer Coffman, Amy Denton and husband Darin, Brian Poole, Judd Owens, Katie Poole; great grandchildren, Avery Denton, Ben Denton, Grayson Owens, Coy Owens, Joseph Denton, Cade Paulson and Lane Paulson; great-great granddaughter, Ella Denton; son-in-law, Roger Poole; brother, Lowie Perkins; and many nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at the Green Hill Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Va. with Dr. Robert Rainwater officiating. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Elmcroft Senior Living and special caregiver, Kandi Wright. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 871 Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909.

Online condolences may be registered at  Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.