Thursday, February 25, 2016 Nell Fern Ball (1938- )

Nell Fern Ball was born on 29 January 1938 in Tazewell County, Virginia, to Bert Thomas Ball and Josephine Taylor. When the 1940 census was enumerated the family lived in Maiden Spring and her father worked as a coal miner. In 1954 Nell was a sophomore at Richlands High School and was a member of the Dramatics Club.

Nell Fern Ball as a sophomore at Richlands High
School; photograph courtesy of

In 1955 Fern's oldest daughter, Dana Jo Muir, was born. Fern married Bobby Joe Muir, who was in the U.S. Army, on 4 June 1957 in Lebanon, Virginia. During the course of their marriage they had three additional children.

On 18 February 2014, Nell's husband of 56 years died.

'Nell Fern Ball as a high school sophomore,' 1954 The Tornado, page 80
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia; Roll: T627_4298; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 93-22
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1993 Raven, VA (Muir, Nell F)
US, School Yearbooks, 1880-2014, 1954 The Tornado, pages 80 and 120
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1938 Ball, Nell Fern
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1957 Muir, Bobby Joe - Ball, Nell Fern

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