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Remembering Mrs. Mary Mhoon (Noble) Ball, of Charlieville (1918-1993) – AUDIO

Listen To Podcast #3 – Recorded Story By Mary Mhoon (Noble) Ball, ca., 1991

Recorded as part of a collection created for the first annual Pickin’ and Ginnin’ Festival, entitled “A Great Place to Call Home” (Originally compiled by Amelia Grace Jordan)

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Mary Mhoon (Noble) Ball
(1918-1993)

Miss Noble Visits Ridgecrest, NY., ca., 1939

Miss Noble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noble, who reside at Charlieville plantation and granddaughter of Mr. Richard Hatch, prominent Louisiana planter, has just returned from a visit of several weeks in Ridgecrest, N.Y. Miss Noble was graduated in June from the voice department of Sophie Newcomb College, New Orleans.
(The Monroe News-Star. Monroe, Louisiana. 21 Jul 1939, Fri  •  Page 2)

Mary Mhoon Noble Is Entertained With Seated Tea

The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana. 03 Feb 1943, Wed  •  Page 6

Mary Mhoon Noble Is Entertained With Seated Tea Miss Mary Mhoon Noble was honored with a delightful seated tea recently at the home of Mr. And Mrs. D. R. Sartor in Alto, La., at which Mrs. W T. Sartor, Jr., Mrs. D. R. Sartor, and Mr. J. A. McCoy were hostesses. The tea table was centered with a crystal bowl of miniature daisies and white sweet peas, flanked by crystal candelabra holding white tapers.

Misses Alicia and Jo Anna McCoy presided at the table. Guests for the occasion included: Miss Noble, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Noble, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ball, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sartor, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Mulhern, Dr. and Mrs. C. G. Pardue, Mr. Russell Brown, Mrs. Janie Sartor, Mrs. F. B. Sartor, Miss Edna Lou Haynes, Charles M. Noble, Jr., Miss Gwendolyn Ball, Miss Alicia McCoy, Miss Jo Anna McCoy, W. T. Bartor, Jr., Mrs. J. M. Richardson, D. R. Sartor, Master W. T. Sartor III, Master D. R. Sartor III, and the hostesses.


Wedding Attracts Many

The Monroe News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana, 27 Jan 1943, Wed  •  Page 2

Mr. and Mrs. E N. Faulk, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Flournoy and Thomas Flournoy motored over to Charlieville. La., Tuesday to attend the wedding of Miss Mary Mhoon Noble and Lieutenant James Ball. The wedding took place in the picturesque little chapel where generations of brides in the Noble family have been married.


Introducing…Mrs. James E. Ball

The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana, 06 Feb 1943, Sat  •  Page 3

MRS. JAMES E. BALL, who before her marriage was Miss Mary Mhoon Noble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Noble, of Charlieville. The bridegroom is Lieutenant J. E. Ball, of the Medical Air Corps of the U. S. Army, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ball, of Alto.


Mary Mhoon Noble Honoree at Party

The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana, 06 Feb 1943, Sat  •  Page 3

Mesdames L. J. Mulhern and E. E. Thomason honored Miss Noble, bride-elect, recently with a lovely handkerchief shower in the attractive home of Mrs. Mulhern. The reception rooms were decorated with crystal bowls of early spring blossoms. Miss Noble was becomingly attired in an attractive two-piece beige and brown sport suit with brown accessories.

Two interesting contests, “Famous Lovers” and “The Romance of Flowers,” were enjoyed, the highest score going to Miss Mary Elizabeth Hicks, who presented the prize to the honoree, the prize being a lovely box of Friendship Garden talcum.

Favors of hand-made felt flower corsages in pastel shades were passed to everyone, carrying out the flower theme in pastel shades, the colors Miss Noble had selected for her attendants’ dresses. The honoree received many lovely handkerchiefs and was presented by the hostesses with a beautiful satin handkerchief case.

Gifts were received from the following: Miss Barbara Nan Corry, Miss Gwendolyn Ball, Miss Mary Elizabeth Hicks, Mrs. George Speight, Miss Kathleen McKay, Miss Marguerite Coenen, Mrs. C. M. Noble, Mrs. J. A. Ball, Mrs. D. Ft. Sartor. Mrs. C. W. Pardue, Mrs. A. H. Brown, Miss Robbie B. McKay, Mrs. Mulhern and Mrs. Thomason. A delicious salad course with hot tea, dainty monogrammed mints and bride’s cakes were served the guests.


Obituary, July 29, 1993

The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana. 29 Jul 1993, Thu  •  Page 7

RAYVILLE – Services for Mrs. Mary Mhoon Noble Ball, 74, of Rayville, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1993, in the First United Methodist Church in Rayville with the Rev. Frank Jones and Rev. Stephen Carter officiating. Burial followed at the Union Methodist Church in Charlieville. Mrs. Ball died Sunday, July 25, 1993, at her home following a short illness.

Mrs. Ball, known to her family and close friends as “Mhoonie” was a native of Richland Parish and had lived in Rayville for 46 years. She was born in Charlieville, south of Rayville, the daughter of the late Charles Mark Noble, prominent cotton farmer and member of a pioneer family, and Mrs. Bena Maxwell Hatch Noble of Buckner, La.

She attended Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music. She taught for a brief time in the public schools of Richland Parish. She was a member of the Phi Mu Fraternity, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Rayville Town and Country Service Club. She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Rayville, where she directed the choir for more than 20 years.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. James E. Ball of Rayville; one son, Dr. James E. Ball Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn.; four daughters, Mrs. Bea Fancher of Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Rosemary Lestage of DeRidder, Mrs. Vicki Fruge of Sunset, La., and Mrs. Susan Smart of Holden, La.; one brother, Charles M. Noble, Jr., of Charlieville; one sister, Mrs. Bebe Borden of Monroe; and 13 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Charlie Noble, Charles Whitehurst, Dub Jones, Jay Ball, Glen Richardson, Glenn Murphy, Billy Stodghill and Bubba O’Neal.


Sophie Newcomb College in New Orleans

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