of Batesville, AR
March 8, 1926 - September 21, 2022
Neva Cook (Butler) Ball, 96, of Batesville passed away September 21, 2022.She was born March 8, 1926 in Sulphur Rock to Virgil James Butler and Pauline Pleasant (Wright) Butler.Cookie was the salutatorian of Batesville High School class of 1943 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arkansas Lyon College in 1946. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter BQ. She was a part of the Shady Ladies at First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed watching Razorback football and loved spending time with family and friends.Survivors include two nephews, Virgil James Butler III (Laura), and John W. Ball, and three nieces, Kim Dunlap (Tim), Donna Turner, and Francesca Stafford. Cookie was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James Wright Butler, and Virgil James Butler, Jr., and her husband, Alvis P. Ball.Pallbearers are Jim Sproles, David Blair, Jim Rodgers, Tim Dunlap, Dr. Mike Hopkins, and Jon Ives. Honorary pallbearers are John Ellis and David Smith.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 10:00am at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Katie Pearce officiating under the direction of Roller-Crouch Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Old Independence Regional Museum, 380 S 9th St, Batesville, AR 72501 or First United Methodist Church, 615 E Main St, Batesville, AR 72501.
I am so sorry for the loss of Cookie. I have known her since I was a child. She and Alvis were family friends for many years. Prayers for her family.
What a sweet, precious lady. I've known Cookie all my life. It was an honor to know her. She will be missed. Praying for the family.
Our ❤️s are broken 💔. Another ⭐️ has joined the 🌃 night sky. “Miss 🍪Cookie🍪”will be the most radiant one, for sure. She was a supportive FRIEND to so many, especially my Mama. May 🍪Cookie’s🍪 soul Rest In Peace. Steve+Rebecca Milum-Richman
Cookie was a very special lady and will be greatly missed in a number of places. Prayers for all of her extended family. Much love and blessings to all. Eleanor Royer
Kim and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Cookie was one special lady. Prayers, Janelle
Cookie was an absolute joy to be around. Oh, the stories that were told during our Tuesday shady ladies days, as we put together the church newsletter. I looked forward to Tuesdays as much as they did… my so called Shady Ladies. (They named them selves that by the way). We laughed and ate for about 3 hours every Tuesday , well and worked some too. Cookie has always had a special place in my heart ❤️ I miss her so much, but I have years of memories, laughter and stories she left us with. Love you Cookie❤️
What a great woman. I was part of the Shady Ladies while I worked at First Methodist and so enjoyed her company. She had a great sense of humor, wonderful laugh and a big heart. She will be sorely missed.
She was a true jewel. I always enjoyed her talks. Prayers are being uplifted for comfort in the days ahead.
Cookie was a very special person. I loved her and enjoyed talking to her. I will miss her dearly. I am truly sorry for y’all loss.
Cookie was a special lady with a beautiful spirit. She will be missed by all who knew her.
I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🙏🙏