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BIOGRAPHY: Charlie M. Ball born ca. 1872


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Rites for Retired Officer Set Thursday

(from The Tuscaloosa News July 7, 1943)

Charlie M. Ball, 71, retired city policeman, died early this morning at his home at 807 35th Ave. He had been in ill health for about five years. Four years ago he retired from the police force on account of his health.

Mr. Ball was one of the oldest policemen in point of service when he retired. The Tuscaloosa Police Department was composed of only four men when Mr. Ball began work on the force. He served as a policeman for 30 years.

Before becoming a policeman, Mr. Ball operated a farm in the Romulus community where he was born and reared. He was widely known and leaves a host of friends who will mourn his passing.

Mr. Ball was a member of the Baptist Church and the Woodmen of The World.

He is survived by his widow, four sons, Hubert, Charles and Fred Ball, all of Tuscaloosa, and Horace Ball of Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss., two daughters. Mrs. George J. Herrington, and Mrs. T. N. Powell, both of Tuscaloosa, and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday from the residence with interment in the Evergreen Cemetery by Jones and Spigner.

The active pallbearers will be nephews of the veteran police officer and are James and Lewis Ball, George Morris, and James H. Pool, and Samuel Garner.

The honorary pallbearers include: members of the Police Department, Virgin Barton, L. Taggart, Charles McGill, Luther Davis, Frank Livingston, Dr. J. E. Shirley, Dr. Bert Wiesel, W. B. Kirby, W. E. Robertson, Dr. Wilson Patton, Dr. Boykin Patton, Dr. W. M. Faulk, Alabert Shirley, J. P. Green, T. L. Speed, J. S. Robertson, Jack Pate, Verner Robertson, Henry Hanly, Norfleet Harris and A. P. Mize.

The Rev. Foster Mils will officiate at the services.

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